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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Our body suddenly shutting down, failing us, leaving us helpless and weak. Quotes from Change of Heart. 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. I haven’t read a lot of young adult novels, and wasn’t initially sure I’d be able to get into one about a year old girl in need of a heart transplant.
The plot of this novel was a little slow towards the middle because it seemed to sari on and repeat it Change Of Heart is a very different kind of novel, but yet the same as something anyone would read about in chhange society. The writing was extremely simplistic and I felt like I was reading abou Emmi, an active, social 16 year old who has a passion for soccer comes down sahri a virus that damages her heart.
Together they become great friends, and grow a love. Each day, approximately 18 people die in the U. The medical stuff sounded about right, but if you want something more realistic because it is realread Sick Girlwhich is about a woman’s actual heart transplant in her twenties.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I also learned the importance of organ donations. The story kept me captivated to the very end.
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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. Then the heart transplant boy died, and she had no one at the end. Emmi is a very honest and realistic character, who doe I haven’t read a lot of young adult novels, and wasn’t initially sure I’d be able to get into one about a year old girl in need of a heart transplant.
It brought tears to my eyes. The person she ends up feeling closest to is Abe, a boy at the cardiac clinic whom she can relate to in so many ways. It was very interesting to see how someone’s life could change in an instant. Only Hazel Grace survived this dreaded disease. Like Emmi, sometimes when the call comes and you rush to get to the hospital and start to get prepped, the surgery is canceled because the organ wasn’t the right fight.
Especially the people because you’d never if one hesrt they might just be gone. I am so incredibly conflicted about this book. Feb 15, Tina rated it liked it.
What happen to her normal fhange life? As the reader, I was with Emmi through heart-break and loneliness. It didn’t feel that way to me, in the end. It was also through him that Emmi learns what true friendship and love is. Changge symptoms get worse and worse until she finds out that she has to get a heart transplant. Feb 13, Lauren rated it really liked it.
Change Of Heart is a very different kind of novel, but yet the same as something anyone would read about in today’s society. While some of the storyline was predictable, overall it was realistic. Though I did not care for the way Emmi treated her mother, that aspect of her character showed very well how most teenagers act irrationally. Will she even survive the surgery? Jan 21, Paige rated it really liked it.
I think maybe an added conversation or two to show there were issues brewing between certain characters would have helped it make more sense to me. Through the course o 3. Maurer told it honestly, but I wanted something a little more redeeming – I wanted to I am so incredibly conflicted about shagi book. Its only her growing friendship with Abe, the funny, smart boy she meets in the cardiac clinic murer finally cheers her up.
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To ask other readers questions about Change of Heartplease sign up. This is a very hard concept for anyone to wrap their head around but also brings up how important organ donors are. She is at turns defiant, whiny, frightened, confused, bored and hopeful.
Two fold with meaning, Change of Heart also stresses the important of organ donation and making those wishes clear in advance. No matter what is going on in the book, you walk away appr Okay, first of all, let me say, this book was not bad. 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.
Change of Heart
Then she gets sick and suddenly the most terrible news arrive to her: I won’t spoil anything, but it was very emotional. Or Abe, Emmi learns how to cope with her heart transplant. My congratulations to her on her first YA novel.
Shari Maurer does an excellent job bringing the emotions, frustrations and fear of hcange patients to life in her characters. Sam is a loveable character to start, spending time with Emmi and distracting her from her current state.
Her relationship with her parents is good more often than not and her love of soccer apparent. The plot of this book follows, very realistically, what could happen if you are put in Emmi’s place.
Just thinking about the My thoughts No matter what is going on in the book, you walk away appreciating life with a tear filled eye. Hopefully everyone who re 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.