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The Mechanical Heart


“Everyone has scars. It’s just that yours happen to be on the outside.”

And so begins the journey of a scarred and imperfect cast of characters navigating what it means to love and be loved in the tumultuous ache that is both adolescence and life. Nick Thompson is the handsome, biracial high school star basketball player who dreams of winning the coveted basketball scholarship to Cal and escaping a childhood marked by drive-by shootings and shady corner drug deals. Confusing matters further is Cate Stevens, Nick’s childhood friend who has blossomed into a beauty Nick can’t keep his eyes off of.


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  • About 281 pages
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