When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger

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Read When My Heart Joins the Thousand Online Free - Obviously I’m not what most people would describe as happy. But that has nothing to do with anything. Happiness is not a priority. Survival is.

Alvie Fitz doesn’t fit in, and she doesn’t care. She’s spent years swallowing meds and bad advice from doctors and social workers. Adjust, adapt. Pretend to be normal. It sounds so easy.

If she can make it to her eighteenth birthday without any major mishaps, she’ll be legally emancipated. Free. But if she fails, she’ll become a ward of the state and be sent back to the group home.

All she wants is to be left alone to spend time with her friend, Chance, the one-winged hawk at the zoo where she works. She can bide her time with him until her emancipation. Humans are overrated anyway. Then she meets Stanley, a boy who might be even stranger than she is—a boy who walks with a cane, who turns up every day with a new injury, whose body seems as fragile as glass. Without even meaning to, she finds herself getting close to him. But Alvie remembers what happened to the last person she truly cared about.

Her past stalks her with every step, and it has sharp teeth. But if she can find the strength to face the enemy inside her, maybe she’ll have a chance at happiness after all.

Title : When My Heart Joins the Thousand
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ISBN : 0062656473
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


destiny rated it ★★★★★

January 28, 2018

I want to preface this review by saying that I am not autistic, not do I suffer from the disability that Stanley suffers from, and I can only speak as an outsider looking in; however, any and all own-voice opinions and reviews would be welcomed and I would be happy to boost your review if you DM...

Cait (Paper Fury) rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2018

So this was just super heartfelt and just GOOD. Also slow. I won't deny I found the pacing and lack of things happening a little tedious (but I'm the kind of person who finds sleeping tedious because I WANT TO MOVE; so take that onboard). But like altogether it's the kind of book I want people to...

Sam rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2018

Whoa! That was gut punch. Some tears were shed, but by the end, they were happy tears. This book provided such an interesting look at independence and finding one's self. This was quite an emotional journey, during which I shed many tears. But I can assure you, I was shedding happy tears by the e...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

February 25, 2018

Originally posted at NOVELcravings, review copy courtesy of Harper Collins. This is one of those books that upon finishing it, I hugged it tightly to my chest. And I know that it is undoubtedly one of the best books of 2018 and I wish more people were talking about it! The author had me fall in lo...

Madison rated it ★★★★☆

November 13, 2017

When My Heart Joins The Thousand offers a beautiful insight into growing up and learning to accept your self. Alvie has only another year until she will legally be free - free from fear of being returned to the foster care system, free to continue living on her own terms, free from the continual a...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

October 18, 2017

This book did an excellent job of making me care about its characters. Alvie is a 17-year old girl with Asperger's, and her journey is one that is emotional and awful and beautiful. I so rooted for her! I'm so glad that books like this one and TV shows like Atypical are depicting those on the auti...

Misty rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2018

I'm not sure how to review this book. I thought that it was a good read, but at times it seemed kind of over the top. You don't hear many 17 year olds living on their own and it seemed like Alvie was on her own since she was 15 with a full time job and her own apartment. I'm way older than her, h...

Kelly rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2018

I absolutely loved this book. It's an unconventional love story between two imperfect people. Alvie is hard to like (she's not good with people at all) and Stanley is incredibly shy and both bear scars from their respective families. Life has not been particularly kind to either of them. And yet,...

Jamie rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2017

Well that was equal parts beautiful and harrowing. As all good YA is, I suppose. That said, it's the third book I've read in 36 hours with a female first-person protagonist suffering from social anxiety or mental illness or autism or etc. I need a break.

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

January 28, 2018

MY RATING: 4/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This book guys. This book made ripped me open, exposed the ugliest bits of me, made me cry and laugh, made me feel, and made me everything. My Heart Joins the Thousand has got to be my favourite read this e...

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