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Open Heart

Open Heart - Emlyn Chand Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 4 out of 5 ControllersReview Source: Blog TourReviewer: BaileyOpen Heart is the story of an insecure girl named Simmi. Over the course of the book, Simmi has a lot to deal with, whether it is centered around her powers or typical high school drama. Not only does Simmi have to deal with her power of clairsentience and the powers of those around her, she has to deal with the school’s new resident mean girl, Ronnie, a growing attraction to Dax, whom her boyfriend, Alex, despises and her own feelings of worthlessness. What I enjoyed most about this novel is, although it had fantasy aspects, Open Heart dealt with issues that teenagers face today. One of these was Simmi’s eating disorder and I appreciated that the author put a warning at the beginning of the novel. The characters had a variety of personalities, keeping them realistic. My favorite was Shapri, simply because she was so sassy and unafraid of telling things like that were. I also managed to form a connection to Simmi, which is good, considering the novel is from her point of view. Although I wanted to reach into the novel and shake her at times, Simmi was genuinely a lovable character. I empathized with her. This novel would be suitable for anyone who loves a mix of fantasy and reality. However, it should be kept within a mature audience, as it does have descriptions of an eating disorder. Overall, Open Heart was a great read!