Change of Heart has ratings and 68 reviews. Katelyn said: Shari Maurer really knows how to draw the most dramatic feelings out of her readers. I was. Apr 1, The Hardcover of the Change of Heart by Shari Maurer at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. Title: Change of Heart Author: Shari Maurer Ratings Explanation Language: Frequent exclamations involving deity. Many instances of most swear words.

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Readers will see Emmi’s life turned upside down with her new heart condition and it’s a terrible thing to even think about. Then the heart transplant boy died, and she had no one at the end. Maurer told it honestly, but I wanted something a little more redeeming – I wanted to like Emmi despite her whining changr boy-craziness, and I wanted her to learn something that stuck.

Organ donation and transplants are major themes in this book. The thought of death is something that has bugged all of us at one time or another. Heartt really makes you realize how horrible situations can bring you closer to other people.

Emmi, an active, social 16 year old who has a passion for soccer comes down with a virus that damages her heart. The characters are very well developed, and so is the story, although in some point gets slow and chanfe seems like is nothing that special, but then comes the twist and things get interesting, and the ending is kind of heart breaking but also inspiring.

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Her family rallies around, but shes betrayed by her boyfriend and BFF when a crisis hrart her to the hospital. Emmi has the best friend in the world and while she is in the hospital.

Her relationship with her parents weren’t the greatest but they improve overtime when they find out about Emmi’s problem. I hate that he dies, although it shows a realistic part of organ transplantation.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

She’s a typical high school girl and fully developed as a character, which means that she’s far from an idyllic victim that is to be pitied for having a weaken body. I liked the teenage voice in this novel.

I also thought the story sent a message to readers about life. From Emmi to the minor characters like the doctors and nurses, I liked how each one was individually portrayed. This book teaches you to mauger take life for granted because one day something might happen and things will never be the same again.

I appreciated how Maurer touched on all those issues. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign or. The story felt well researched and I could imagine the pain and frustration the characters dealt with daily.

I felt this was a more realistic portrayal of a teenager going through something like this. I would recommend this book to anyone likes to read “tragedies gone good”. And that is what I liked about this book. Oct 03, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was really pulling for him and I like him a lot. The pacing of the book is great, and it shows that life cannot be taken for granted.

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Change of Heart

The author is a huge advocate for the Donate Life organizationas its mission has affected her and her family personally — see her website for more information. My one complaint would be that there are a few events that take place, that while understandable, are so sudden that they took me by surprise.

Will she get a heart in time? I think my favorite part of mauer book were the actual characters. Sep 23, Pamela Hubbard rated it did not like it Shelves: Together they become great friends, and grow a love. If you like real-life stories about tragedies then this book is for you.

Jun 13, Kari rated it it was amazing Shelves: Emmi is such a down-to-earth, regular teen girl, with regular teen worries.