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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 friendship and a life. Certainties unravel. Reality changes. And Georgia is left to figure out who she is outside the world she's always known.

Beth Kephart paints a world filled with emotion, longing, and the hot Mexican sun.

Important places

Anapra (2)
Chihuahua (22)

Regions

Chihuahua (53)
New Mexico (810)
Pennsylvania (4,458)

Countries

United States (64,950)
Mexico (1,563)