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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But this book was like every other health issue book, but not done as well. He offers something to Emmi no one else can and is a highly likable, swoon worthy character.

Every 11 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list. Emmi recently had heart failure and this novel expresses her yeart to make it through everyday life while dealing with something as major as heart failure. Through the course of some testing from her doctors Emmi learns she needs a heart transplant.

Then the heart transplant boy died, and she had no one at the end. I think the fact that this story wasn’t only filled with happy endings brings the sense of how real and serious this issue really is. The former soccer star is now barely able to walk mauref feet without becoming muarer.

Just a moment makrer we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Change Of Heart is an incredibly heart wrenching story that will entice readers of all ages. I would especially recommend the book to anyone who knows a teen with an illness— Change of Heart really helps clarify what people in this kind of situation are going through.

Her husband is a cardiologist. I knew Change of Heart would be one of those books. Jun 10, Angela M rated it really liked it. I must admit that the ending is a sad one, but it was truly touching and it brought some tears to my eyes. But difficult questions race through her mind while she waits: She has her friends on her side, or so she thinks, and a boyfriend, Sam. My congratulations to her on her first YA novel.

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Emmi is a well balanced character at the start, having some teenage moments bu A refreshing and new premise for YA but a tragically real situation for some, Change of Heart throws into question the value of life as a teenager. It teaches you to appreciate all the little things in life, and appreciate everything you have in it. Change of Heart is an interesting story.

It was nice to have a small reality check in between all my fantasy novels. From Emmi to the minor characters like the doctors and nurses, I liked how each one was individually portrayed. When she finds out that her life is about to take a drastic turn for the worse she handles it like many of us probably would; with grief and anger and frustration.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

The pacing of the book is great, and it shows that life cannot be taken for granted. To ask other readers questions about Change of Heartplease sign up.

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. 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.

Her family rallies around, but shes betrayed by her boyfriend and BFF when a crisis sends her to the hospital. The main character, Emmi, is a seemingly healthy teenager. But when she falls sick and the infection infiltrates her heart, things change.

Change of Heart

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. When tragedy strikes close to home, Emmi must rely even more on her inner strength in order to carry on. I’ve got my tissues on hand and I’m ready for more. I would definitely recommend this book in a heartbeat! Abe adds another element, a teenage boy who has already had a heart transplant.


She doesn’t know what’s going to happen if she can’t find a heart to replace hers. You never know when your whole life can change. I think is a great book, it definitely teaches you something. She does have her best friend, Becca and boyfriend, Sam by her side through the ordeal and she meets Abe, a fellow transplant survivor and one of the few people that she can share her true fears and feelings to.

Without a question, this was an engaging read.

Big events can drastically change a person and Maurer has portrayed that fantastically. This book is young adult fiction; it is very dramatic and suspenseful.

Preview — Change of Heart by Shari Maurer. Each day, approximately 18 people die in the U. 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.

The best part of the story is that while You’re fixated on Change of Heart was an odyssey of emotions. Though I am glad that she was able to forgive Becca and Sam, and restore the relationship. What if her body rejects the heart? Emmi, the teenager who has a weak heart, takes us on a roller-coaster of emotion that is well-worth the ride.

Without a question, this was an engaging read. It raises awareness and helps you emotionally connect to the message it is delivering.

She’s very easy to relate to.

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