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Published by Amazon Digital Services on 2016
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Awaking in a strange place, Eleanor is afraid, and panicked. Unfamiliar people claiming to be her family nurse her back to health, but their vague answers seem to only stir up more questions. Where is she? How did she get the scar in the center of her chest? And what happened to her memories?
Over time, Eleanor learns she has been fitted with a mechanical heart, and the body she inhabits once belonged to someone else.
With the truth finally revealed, depression nearly drives her to her deathbed. After being rushed to the hospital, Eleanor must learn to accept her second-chance at life. Believing she is less than human with her steel heart, Eleanor needs a reminder that she is more than just clockwork, and gears. Percy Oliver, does just that.
But, is her heart capable of love? Or is it just a machine crafted of cold metal?
Gear Girl is a great new book that just came out in June, that I am dying to read. If I wasn’t drowning in a sea of “to be read” books already, I’d already have this book in my grubby little hands!
“Your body died the day of the accident,” says the man. “But I was able to restore life into it.” He pauses to rifle through the loose paper in his medical journal. “I fitted you with a mechanical heart.” He holds a sheet of paper up between his fingers. Messy notes fill the corners and in the center is a drawing of a human heart. But instead of being made of flesh and blood, this one is solid steel and equipped with cogs, metal gears and the intricate workings of a clock.
I gasp, and clutch my chest. Those were the drawings I saw? My heart clunks and ticks beneath my fingers, and his words slap me like an opened hand. No! No, this cannot be true!
“I don’t believe you,” I say. “A mechanical heart isn’t possible.”
“The stitching,” he explains, gesturing to me. “You were not impaled. I opened your chest to replace your heart with the mechanical one. I built it Eleanor. The heart pumping life into your body was constructed by my two hands.”