THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini has received rave reviews. Fred's personal story inspired THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK. Fred was only 10 when the school bully threw gasoline on him, leaving him with third degree burns. As someone who grew up with a love for superheroes, Fred began to explore the concept of a boy who had the power to heal completely from third-degree burns, amputation - anything. THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK is a full exploration of whether this boy, Dale Sampson, can meet the expectations and handle the responsibilities placed upon him by society. If he can answer his "superhero" calling, who will he be at the end of the journey?