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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 am so incredibly conflicted about this book.

Change of Heart

I think my favorite part of this book were the actual characters. I was a mess while reading this book and was just so sad, I left feeling the same way. Jun 30, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: One time I actually threw the book across the room. Ellie ends up with heart disease and the coming year follows her wait for a heart transplant, her developing relationship with Sam, he 16 year old Ellie is passionate about soccer.

It raises awareness and helps you emotionally connect to the message it is delivering. It wasn’t meant to have a happy ending but it was perfect the way it is. I was really pulling for him and I like him a lot. She has tons of books focusing on real life issues such as cancer, heart issues and other such illnesses.

No matter what is going on in the book, you walk away appreciating life with a tear filled eye. Maybe real people are allowed to be that way, but not in books. Jul 09, Jessica Saylor added it. Emmi demonstrated these feelings wonderfully, and I really felt her sadness and regret. Donating an organ may save as many as eight lives. He offers something to Emmi no one else can and is a highly likable, swoon worthy character. When I was sixteen, I went through an enormous amount of health issues, like Emmi, and missed my entire junior year of high school.


You can enroll in the organ donor registry in your state but you must be 18 to do so. She is a strong athlete, a good friend, and has a bright future. Only Hazel Grace survived this dreaded disease.

The former soccer star is now barely able to walk five feet without becoming winded. Though there have been other heart transplant books, this one is unique both in premise and execution. She is at turns defiant, whiny, frightened, confused, bored and hopeful. Through the course o 3. It didn’t stop me from enjoying the book, but it was something I didn’t really like. Especially the people because you’d never if one day they might just be gone.

On the one hand, I wholeheartedly agree with Emmi that just because you are young and sick, you don’t have to put on this happy, brave face for the world.

Change of Heart is an interesting story. Emmi is a very honest and realistic character, who doesn’t immediately transform into a wise and caring woman you’d expect in a novel of such dramatic storyline, but even so, at the end even I was brought to tears at the gradual revelation and relationship developed herat the final pages.

Book Review: Change of Heart by Shari Maurer | Blogcritics

At the end of her book, Maurer gives some insightful statistics. It was very interesting to see how someone’s li “Change of Heart” was a book about a teenage girl with a heart problem.

This book was filled with fears, anxieties, and love throughout the story. But difficult questions race through her mind while she waits: This was the resolution of the novel because after that, Emmi went back to school and what was left of her old life. She is facing heart failure and will need a transplant—a heavy issue to think about at a young age when she has so many things to look forward to. Hazel learns about who she really is after “Gus” passes away. It was so fun to see their relationship change and grow.

The kisses were hot and heavy.


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She sometimes acts like a brat and I liked her for it. Quotes from Change of Heart. The ending was not expected, but oddly something everyone could probably see coming too. I finished reading this book with a new perspective on being an organ donor. I did like this book! Though mauger by hormones heatt times, the way he cares for Emmi is clear.

But when she falls sick and the infection infiltrates her heart, things change. Each day, approximately 18 people die in the U. He is supportive and he seems to really want to be there for her when the easiest course of action would be to just leave. Emmi became friends with another teenager who experienced heart failure. Emmi can’t be too active for a long cuange of time, she has a shortage of breath by just walking up stairs.

People felt awkward around her and she showed the readers, all the ups and downs in her life. I guess I should preface this review by saying shwri this book really hit close to home. Within the first few chapters, Shari Maurer exposed the biggest conflict of the novel, but as it headed to the rising action, everything slowed down.

Maurer followed an exceptional story line through the whole novel even if it ended in a way some people would not like. I finished reading this book with a new perspective on being an organ donor.

Hardcoverpages. The book is full of emotions as Emmi faces typical teenage problems and the mortality of herself and others. Emmi, an active, social 16 year old who has a passion for soccer comes down with a virus that damages her heart.