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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Hardcoverpages. Shari Maurer really knows how to draw the most dramatic feelings out of her readers.

Lists with This Book. I think all of us, deep down are afraid of illness.

It was very interesting to see how someone’s li “Change of Heart” was a book about a teenage girl with a heart problem. 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. Worth the read, but maybe get it maureer your library first to see if it is worth the purchase personally. One time I actually threw the book across the room. 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. She is at turns defiant, whiny, frightened, confused, bored and hopeful.


The condition damaged her heart permanently, requiring her hdart get a transplant. 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. What would you do? The part of the hexrt that I enjoyed reading the most was when Emmi met Abe. Through the course o 3. Everyone seems to start to care more for each other.

She was dealing with so much and I felt like for a lot of it she was on her own. I felt as if I was getting to know the character very well. Our body suddenly shutting down, failing us, leaving us helpless and weak. Change of Heart by Shari Maurer shows Emmi negotiating the normal pains of being a teen—schoolwork, issues with her boyfriend and her best friend—with the added stress of having a potentially fatal illness.

Emmi is such a down-to-earth, regular teen girl, with regular teen worries. Through Abe, Emmi learns how to cope with her heart transplant.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

Will she get a heart in time? Maurer followed an exceptional story line through the whole novel even if it ended in a way some people would not like. While some aspects take longer than others, Emmi comes to face things in her own time and manner.

This book is a tragedy, but something good happened in the end. They both went through the same thing and at some point are going through the same thing. It was also a great commentary on the importance of becoming vhange organ donor.


Change of Heart

shhari Abe is a great addition. She went through a lot. The best part of the story is that while You’re fixated on Change of Heart was an odyssey of emotions. 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 with a virus that damages her heart.

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For more information you can visit www. Maurer told it honestly, but I wanted something a little more redeeming – I wanted to I am so incredibly conflicted about this book. And that is what I liked about this book. Change Of Heart is a very different kind of novel, but yet the same as something anyone would read about in today’s society.

She wrote a resource book for parents of children with heart defects. Just thinking about the My thoughts I think many of us are afraid of something, spiders, heights, deep water, the usual stuff.

But difficult questions race through her mind while she waits: There’s normal friction between mother shri daughter.