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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I really appreciated how the author incorporated other parts of Emmi’s life as an insecure teenager into the plot instead of focusing solely on the medical side of the story. The main character, Emmi, is a seemingly healthy teenager. I really wanted it to be perfect and for Emmi and Abe to end up together. I just wanted to slap Emmi upside her head and tell her to shut up. The guys are cute. It didn’t feel that way to me, in the end.
The natural mindset is invincibility but what happens when a teen goes from running across a soccer field to being high on a heart transplant list less than a month later? Quotes from Change of Heart. Okay, first of all, let me say, this book was not bad. Emmi must learn to over come her anxiety as she waits for a heart transplant, and along the way discovers that life really means a lot more than she thought it did. If you also like a little bit of romance hardships I definitely recommend this book for you.
Some of the events and decisions are shocking and ones people could at first disagree with, the situation and personal realizations Emmi has come to help drive them.
Change of Heart
She doesn’t know what’s going to happen if she can’t find a heart to replace hers. In fact some readers may have difficulty hert to Emmi — a girl who is suffering from congestive heart failure and is awaiting a heart transplant.
It also teaches you how you can’t take life for granted.
That is until one hwart she gets diagnosed with a heart problem. You can read the first page of her book while waiting for it to come out in paperback. Why I Read this Book: She is smart, pretty, athletic, then the unthinkable happens and her heart gives out. Return to Book Page. He was able to understand Emmi when not many others could and he’s hard to resist.
It starts out in typical teenage self-conscious and superficial concern, and continues this way through most of the story. Maurer approached a sticky subject and handled it extremely well. Many people have to go through situations like this daily but no one likes to think about it.
While Emmi is scared of heatt this, she meets a guy named Abe who has already gone through what she’s gone through. You never know when your whole life can change. shzri
Trivia About Change of Heart. Only Hazel Grace survived this dreaded disease. This was a very touching book that really broached a tricky subject and handled it with grace. The book tells cchange her inner and outer struggles as she deals with her new reality and doesn’t know what her future will hold.
Feb 15, Tina rated it liked it. Change of Heart focuses quite a bit on romance. She is a strong athlete, a good friend, and has a bright future.
Change of Heart was an odyssey of emotions. Her daughter was born with a heart-defect. The protagonist Emmi is a very athletic person. I won’t spoil anything, but it was very emotional. Other crude language like piss, sucked and screw you are used. Even after her transplant, when her friends and boyfriend don’t often come, Emmi is able to understand their side of it- no matter how much it hurts her.
It was much more interesting to read the author’s web site http: But difficult questions race through her mind while she waits: Every 11 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list. Without a question, this was an engaging read. There is the mention of underage drinking and a mention of non graphic sex scene.
It might be too much for younger teens seriousness of subject, some adult languagebut older teens and adults might enjoy it better. The best part of the story is that while You’re fixated on Change of Heart was an odyssey of emotions.
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The first half of the book was pretty good, but about three quarters of the way through, things got even chanfe. Our body suddenly shutting down, failing us, leaving us helpless and weak. My conservative nature must admit that the language and sexual content in this book were very distracting from the message and emotion I was feeling. To ask other readers questions about Change of Heartplease sign up. Though Emmi was a bit of an annoying character she treated her parents horribly, and was selfishsome of her flaws made her seem very realistic, and I liked seeing her finally put the pieces cnange her life back together.
I am really glad that once she realized her feelings, she didn’t just settle for Sam. Shari Maurer, the author, offered my teen-age daughter and me an opportunity to talk extensively about a book we both loved but perceived in different ways.
The characters really relate to teenagers in this time with the drama.
All in all I am really glad I got the chance to pick this one up and I can’t wait to read more of Maurer’s work. Her symptoms get worse and worse until she finds out that she has to shxri a heart transplant. Organ donation and transplants are major themes in this book.