About Griffen's Heart
Subject: Young Adult Fiction
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‘A story with heart-appeal’
One day you’re playing soccer with your mates. Next, you’re pretty much an invalid. One day there’s a school tramp in the Port Hills, next it takes all your energy just to get to school.
James Griffen is not the bravest guy around. That’s not surprising – he’s on the waiting list for open heart surgery, and scared witless. Mostly he putters about on his Vespa and hangs out at the local video store.
His rebel brother Ryan, whose motto is never going to be ‘safety first’, needs some sorting out, but James can’t get that right either.
Then James meets the gorgeous Roxy and all caution goes to the wind – in spite of the thrashing to his heart.
A smart, nifty story with both tender and tough moments, and real heart-appeal.