The Heart is Not a Size

The Heart is Not a Size

Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. She knows that some things are better left unsaid. ...Or are they? When Georgia and her best friend, Riley, travel along with nine other suburban Pennsylvania kids to Anapra, a squatters' village in the heat-flattened border city of Juarez, Mexico, secrets seem to percolate and threaten both a Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. She knows that some things are better left un...

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Title:The Heart is Not a Size
Author:Beth Kephart
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Genres:Young Adult
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:244 pages pages

The Heart is Not a Size Reviews

  • Florinda
    Mar 01, 2012

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

  • Kristen
    Feb 28, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

  • Jill
    Sep 02, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

  • Julie
    Jan 19, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

  • Anna
    Jan 03, 2011

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

  • Sandra
    Sep 16, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    Jul 12, 2009

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

  • Becky
    Oct 04, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

  • April
    Feb 28, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

    Three words: amazing, incredible, amazing. THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE will be released in 2010, and it will be quite a wait for Kephart fans. The wait is worth it. HEART is a page-turner. It's difficult to put it down, and it has everything you could ever want from a book: brilliant...

    Georgia and Riley have been best friends forever. They do everything together, including taking a summer trip to Mexico to help a rural village get back on its feet. Georgia has been suspecting that Riley has an eating disorder, but not until they are in Mexico does she confront her ab...

    Georgia and Riley, two seventeen-year-olds who are best friends, decide to take a two-week ?community building? and ?character building? trip to Juarez, in Mexico across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas over spring break. [Kephart has been on one of these trips herself, and m...

    I really loved Undercover by this author (see my review here on Shelfari), but this one did not cast the same spell on me. The story of two best friends, each with their own secret problems and their mission trip to Mexico. Through the rigors of their work in the heat and amongst the p...

    The Heart Is Not A Size by Beth Kephart is essentially a snapshot in time. Georgia, the main character, is a junior in high school. She's this husky, solid girl who is prone to panic attacks. One day she sees this flyer for a humanitarian trip to Juarez, Mexico. She decides going to Me...

  • Jill
    Dec 01, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

    Three words: amazing, incredible, amazing. THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE will be released in 2010, and it will be quite a wait for Kephart fans. The wait is worth it. HEART is a page-turner. It's difficult to put it down, and it has everything you could ever want from a book: brilliant...

    Georgia and Riley have been best friends forever. They do everything together, including taking a summer trip to Mexico to help a rural village get back on its feet. Georgia has been suspecting that Riley has an eating disorder, but not until they are in Mexico does she confront her ab...

    Georgia and Riley, two seventeen-year-olds who are best friends, decide to take a two-week ?community building? and ?character building? trip to Juarez, in Mexico across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas over spring break. [Kephart has been on one of these trips herself, and m...

  • Kathy (Bermudaonion)
    Mar 18, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

  • Claire
    Nov 01, 2009

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

  • Leslie
    Apr 12, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

  • Maya Ganesan
    Jun 13, 2009

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

    Three words: amazing, incredible, amazing. THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE will be released in 2010, and it will be quite a wait for Kephart fans. The wait is worth it. HEART is a page-turner. It's difficult to put it down, and it has everything you could ever want from a book: brilliant...

  • David Edmonds
    Aug 02, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

  • A.
    Mar 24, 2011

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

  • Briana
    Oct 24, 2009

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

  • Erica
    Dec 07, 2009

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

  • Lucille
    Sep 27, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

    Three words: amazing, incredible, amazing. THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE will be released in 2010, and it will be quite a wait for Kephart fans. The wait is worth it. HEART is a page-turner. It's difficult to put it down, and it has everything you could ever want from a book: brilliant...

    Georgia and Riley have been best friends forever. They do everything together, including taking a summer trip to Mexico to help a rural village get back on its feet. Georgia has been suspecting that Riley has an eating disorder, but not until they are in Mexico does she confront her ab...

    Georgia and Riley, two seventeen-year-olds who are best friends, decide to take a two-week ?community building? and ?character building? trip to Juarez, in Mexico across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas over spring break. [Kephart has been on one of these trips herself, and m...

    I really loved Undercover by this author (see my review here on Shelfari), but this one did not cast the same spell on me. The story of two best friends, each with their own secret problems and their mission trip to Mexico. Through the rigors of their work in the heat and amongst the p...

    The Heart Is Not A Size by Beth Kephart is essentially a snapshot in time. Georgia, the main character, is a junior in high school. She's this husky, solid girl who is prone to panic attacks. One day she sees this flyer for a humanitarian trip to Juarez, Mexico. She decides going to Me...

    A group of teens go to an empoverished Mexican town to build a communal washroom. While there, they combat the regular teen issues (self-image, eating disorders, panic/anxiety) and learn about the different culture. The only thing was, there were so many different characters that I did...

  • Amy Meyer
    Jul 26, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

  • Danielle
    May 22, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

  • Gemma
    Apr 22, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

  • Stephanie
    Jun 01, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

  • Michelle
    Apr 05, 2010

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

    Three words: amazing, incredible, amazing. THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE will be released in 2010, and it will be quite a wait for Kephart fans. The wait is worth it. HEART is a page-turner. It's difficult to put it down, and it has everything you could ever want from a book: brilliant...

    Georgia and Riley have been best friends forever. They do everything together, including taking a summer trip to Mexico to help a rural village get back on its feet. Georgia has been suspecting that Riley has an eating disorder, but not until they are in Mexico does she confront her ab...

    Georgia and Riley, two seventeen-year-olds who are best friends, decide to take a two-week ?community building? and ?character building? trip to Juarez, in Mexico across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas over spring break. [Kephart has been on one of these trips herself, and m...

    I really loved Undercover by this author (see my review here on Shelfari), but this one did not cast the same spell on me. The story of two best friends, each with their own secret problems and their mission trip to Mexico. Through the rigors of their work in the heat and amongst the p...

    The Heart Is Not A Size by Beth Kephart is essentially a snapshot in time. Georgia, the main character, is a junior in high school. She's this husky, solid girl who is prone to panic attacks. One day she sees this flyer for a humanitarian trip to Juarez, Mexico. She decides going to Me...

    A group of teens go to an empoverished Mexican town to build a communal washroom. While there, they combat the regular teen issues (self-image, eating disorders, panic/anxiety) and learn about the different culture. The only thing was, there were so many different characters that I did...

    This is the story of Georgia, her best friend Riley,their trip to Juarez, Mexico, and the transformations that take place there. Riley is anorexic, and Georgia has struggled in keeping her best friend's secret. At the same time Georgia has her own secret, although not as life threateni...

  • Victoria Lees
    Apr 17, 2015

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

  • Courtney Johnson
    Jul 02, 2017

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

  • Jen Bojkov
    May 16, 2014

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

    Three words: amazing, incredible, amazing. THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE will be released in 2010, and it will be quite a wait for Kephart fans. The wait is worth it. HEART is a page-turner. It's difficult to put it down, and it has everything you could ever want from a book: brilliant...

    Georgia and Riley have been best friends forever. They do everything together, including taking a summer trip to Mexico to help a rural village get back on its feet. Georgia has been suspecting that Riley has an eating disorder, but not until they are in Mexico does she confront her ab...

    Georgia and Riley, two seventeen-year-olds who are best friends, decide to take a two-week ?community building? and ?character building? trip to Juarez, in Mexico across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas over spring break. [Kephart has been on one of these trips herself, and m...

    I really loved Undercover by this author (see my review here on Shelfari), but this one did not cast the same spell on me. The story of two best friends, each with their own secret problems and their mission trip to Mexico. Through the rigors of their work in the heat and amongst the p...

  • Jenni Frencham
    Feb 17, 2012

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...

    There were at least two things that I felt like were too simplified, and, oddly, they were not the issues of the text. If the two key issues are Juarez and anorexia, then those are captured. I could appreciate what the author was going for by giving slices, not trying to capture the fu...

    After Georgia reads an ad wanting teens to volunteer two weeks of their summer for a building project in Mexico, she talks her parents into allowing her to sign up. She also recruits her best friend Riley. As they get ready for their summer adventure Georgia notices Riley never eats an...

    The Heart is Not a Size was an alright read. It wasn't amazing or anything, but still worth your time. I loved the idea behind the plot. It was very thought provoking, but the issue I had was that I kept getting bored. None of the scenes really grabbed me and hooked me in. I loved...

    The Heart is Not a Size is a quick read, but one that is filled with amazing imagery and prose. It is something that I am constantly impressed with by Beth Kephart, how she can capture so much beauty in her writing with just a handful of simple words. The story follows two best frie...

    I was sort of disappointed with this one. I just picked it up off the shelf and brought it home, so I had no expectations for it, but even so it failed to deliver for me. The timeline was incredibly choppy, I had trouble telling if we were in the past or the present sometimes, even ...

    Beth Kephart has written a beautiful little story about friendship, self-discovery and seeing the beauty in everyday. It's a tale of exploration and personal growth. Georgia and her best friend Riley travel with nine other students to Juarez, Mexico. Their experience with helping th...

    Three words: amazing, incredible, amazing. THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE will be released in 2010, and it will be quite a wait for Kephart fans. The wait is worth it. HEART is a page-turner. It's difficult to put it down, and it has everything you could ever want from a book: brilliant...

    Georgia and Riley have been best friends forever. They do everything together, including taking a summer trip to Mexico to help a rural village get back on its feet. Georgia has been suspecting that Riley has an eating disorder, but not until they are in Mexico does she confront her ab...

  • Abby
    Jan 26, 2012

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

  • Laurel Garver
    Oct 25, 2012

    I was super surprised and excited when I found a pristine condition copy of this book at my local go-to shop for super-cheap books. I started it almost immediately, and now that I'm finished, I have to say I'm disappointed. I've heard great things about this book. I wanted to love it. ...

    I received an ARC of this book because I stood at the publisher's booth at ALA Midwinter and raved about Beth Kephart. I had a stack of ARCs after ALA, but this was the first I wanted to read, and I was not disappointed. Beth Kephart writes novels like a poet: every word matters as ...

    I have very mixed feelings on this book. In some ways, I loved it. In others, I just really didn't like it at all. I love how Kephart creates wonderful settings and characters. Both Georgia and Riley are amazing characters. They aren't fake characters - they have problems, and they...

    Color explodes in Beth Kephart's The Heart is Not a Size, a story about true friendship. Pithy nuggets of food for thought weave through this well-written YA novel. The characters are real and the problems are many. I'm worried... I had to finish. I had to find out about Georgia and...

    Beautifully written, as usual, but not as... heartfelt as her other books, where the emotions are felt clearly. This one felt stilted, and underdeveloped. I was slightly disappointed, because it had so much potential, but didn't feel as real as the other ones. ...

    Title: The Heart Is Not A Size Author: Beth Kephart ISBN: 978-0-385-34124-0 Pages: 337 Release Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Publisher: Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. Sh...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I picked it up. It turned out to be a good read but also one that left me frustrated. We know that Riley is anorexic, but Georgia never really says anything to anyone about it. I wanted her to be more of a friend towards Riley and let other...

    In a matter of pages Beth Kephart has you hooked, completely drawn in and begging to turn page after page of this beautiful novel. This is the story of Georgia and her good friend Riley as they travel to Juarez Mexico to discover where their hearts lie and how much they can hold. Someh...

    The heart is not a size; it has great capacity to expand and accommodate, as Georgia discovers during two weeks on a service project south of the border in Juarez, Mexico. She learned about the project during her routine perusal of the community bulletin board at the supermarket, and a...

    Georgia, an introverted and studious high school junior, and her best friend, the whimsical and somewhat wild Riley, go on a service trip to Juarez, Mexico during school break with a handful of other students. While there, they learn about the life and hardships in this drastically dif...

    Original review posted here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2010... Review The Heart is Not a Size was a good read and I liked it but it was not quite as great as I was expecting it to be, I'm afraid. Georgia, though a likable character, was sadly not very memorable to me. Ril...

    ?When you?re seventeen years old and you?ve never kissed a boy and you?re in all the honors classes, when you can?t stand the thought of sticking fingers into your eyes so you still wear glasses and not contact lenses, when you?re the middle child of three, you have what c...

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com Beth Kephart fans are not going to be happy with this review. Don't get me wrong, the book is terrific, but it isn't scheduled for release until the end of March 2010. It is definitely worth waiting for, though, so put...

    By all outward appearances, Georgia has everything going for her ? she?s a good student, she?s responsible and she has her share of friends. Inwardly though, she struggles with anxiety, so when she notices a flyer looking for young people to travel to Juárez, Mexico to help the ...

    Beth Kephart has once again created a novel that moves you. This book held a special place in my heart because of all the trips I took in high school to places that needed help - Vancouver, Minnesota, West Virginia, and more. Georgia takes a similar journey to Mexico to help her overco...

    There is some beautiful writing in this book and excellent characterizations. Georgia decides to participate in Transformations - a trip to Juarez to start off a construction project for the inhabitants of a town that has sprung up in an utterly inhabitable place solely to house worker...

    I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'll just forgo the stars. I love Kephart's writing--it's beautiful and fluid and starkly lovely. The settings of the story grabbed me especially. Georgia lives in a neighborhood I could easily identify--right on top of the Devon Horseshow grounds,...