Instructions for a Secondhand Heart Book Review

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I have been submerged in books lately and I have fallen in love with quite a few, but this one was one of my top favorites. It was perfect in every way. So, sit back grab some cookies and let’s get on with the review.


Instructions for a Secondhand Heart Book Review

Johnny isn’t your average teenage boy. In fact, he was technically a robot. That was until they found a donor to give him a new heart. That’s were everything changes. Of course, transplant patients don’t know who their organs come from, but that doesn’t stop Johnny from doing everything he can to find the donor.

Enter Neve. The donor’s twin sister. Johnny finds her online after doing some research about deaths in the area and decides to befriend her to find out more about her brother Leo.  What Johnny doesn’t realize is that Neve becomes so much more than the donor’s sister.

This story will pull your heartstrings and have your emotions all over the place. From tears of sadness to tears of laughter you will not want to put this book down. As I was reading, I felt every emotion the characters felt and it made me feel like part of the book.

Now, if you have followed me you know I usually don’t read YA, but this book kind of just gripped me from the start, and you know I wouldn’t steer you in the wrong direction.

instructions for a secondhand heart book review

Blurb: 

Jonny knows better than anyone that life is full of cruel ironies. He’s spent every day in a hospital hooked up to machines to keep his heart ticking. Then when a donor match is found for Jonny’s heart, that turns out to be the cruelest irony of all. Because for Jonny’s life to finally start, someone else’s had to end.

That someone turns out to be Neve’s twin brother, Leo. When Leo was alive, all Neve wanted was for him (and all his glorious, overshadowing perfection) to leave. Now that Leo’s actually gone forever, Neve has no idea how to move forward. Then Jonny walks into her life looking for answers, her brother’s heart beating in his chest, and everything starts to change.

Together, Neve and Jonny will have to face the future, no matter how frightening it is, while also learning to heal their hearts, no matter how much it hurts.

instructions for a secondhand heart book review


Definitely, give this one a chance, you will not regret it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to read Diary of a Haunting! Another YA I know, but so far it’s completely worth it.

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