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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Each day, approximately 18 people die in the U. I finished reading this book with a new perspective on being an organ donor. Also notable is Emmi’s struggle with the knowledge that for her to live, someone has to die.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

She seemed a little too witchy and selfish. I liked how Shari Maurer developed this story line. Emmi can’t be too active for a long period of time, she has a shortage of breath by just walking up stairs. Emmi has two other close friends, Becca and Sam. Emmi, an active, social 16 year old who has a passion for soccer comes down with a virus that damages her heart.

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. Though Emmi had been dating Sam, after her transplant and his sudden distance, she finds herself paying more attention to Abe.

You should be allowed to be sick and grumpy and cranky. Oct 03, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I read the description of this book I knew what it was going to be about and I expected some heart-wrenching moments, drama, and possibly a sad ending. To me, she sets the bar for the ‘real-life issue’ books. She has her friends on her side, or so she thinks, and a boyfriend, Sam.


Her relationship with her parents is good more often than not and her love of soccer apparent. Her symptoms get worse and worse until she finds out that she has to get a heart transplant.

The plot of this book follows, very realistically, what could happen if you are put in Emmi’s place. Many instances of most swear words. It wasn’t meant to have a happy ending but it was perfect the way it is. The fact that this story was written by a cardiologists wife made it more than genuine.

The teenage love triangle aspect of this book makes it a steady read, still keeping a young spark in a rough situation with no promise of final mortality. Sometimes I just need a good cry. Emmi had a wonderful boyfriend, but she met a new guy that had already had a heart surgery. Just thinking about the scenario weaves tendrils of fear through my mind.

I won’t spoil anything, but it was very emotional. I was not happy, but that’s the way it goes sometimes I guess. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Her reactions, though irritating on the surface with her fits and tantrums, is understandable and heartbreaking.

A very recommendable book, especially if you want to read something to make you think a little and enjoy a nice story. Without a question, this was an engaging read. She has tons of books focusing on real life issues such as cancer, heart issues and other such illnesses.

He offers something to Emmi no one else can and is a highly likable, swoon worthy character. Really rough things happened to Emmi even though she was already going through this sickness.

You can read the first page of her book while waiting for it to come Shrai characters are likable. Jun 10, Angela M rated it really liked it. Wrenching but memorable, stunning and remarkable, this book is one that will make a reader appreciate their own life and health as well as give the reminder no one is invincible, regardless of age.


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Mzurer 07, Cindy rated it really liked it Shelves: I was also there when she was surrounded maurwr friends and family. Emmi had to learn to be happy again just like Hazel Grace had to do the same after “Gus’s” death. This book carries a strong message of love, courage, hope, and friendship. Quotes from Change of Heart. 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.

The haert damaged her heart permanently, requiring her to get a transplant. I think all of us, deep down are afraid of illness. Though there have been other heart transplant books, this one is unique both in premise and execution.

Change of Heart

When shqri family tried to support her, she lashed out at them. 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 of her life back together.

This was a very satisfying read that will stay with me for a long time to come. Sep 06, Julie Schoerke rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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