Study Guide

My Heartbeat Characters

By Garret Freymann-Weyr

Ellen McConnell

When James gives Ellen his drawing of her and her "interesting qualities," Ellen sees that the...

Link McConnell

Link is super smart. Like, really, ridiculously smart:Link skipped third grade because he could...

James Wentworth

James seems to have it impossibly together, for a teenager. He's eloquent, confident, graceful,...

Dad (Mr. McConnell)

There are dads who wrestle with their kids and learn to braid their hair, and then there's Ellen...

Mom (Mrs. McConnell)

Mom is levelheaded and much more emotionally available than Dad, but she's also incredibly busy....

Minor Characters

The Wentworths are basically the embodiment of the emotionally distant, negligent, socialite...