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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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.

This book carries a strong message of hearf, courage, hope, and friendship. Emmi has two other close friends, Becca and Sam.

Change of Heart

This part of the novel was the tear-jerker. Emmi had a wonderful boyfriend, but she met a new guy that had already had a heart surgery. But when she falls sick and the infection infiltrates her heart, things change.

Like Emmi, sometimes when the call comes and you rush to get to the hospital and start to get prepped, the surgery is canceled chane the organ wasn’t the right fight. While some aspects take longer than others, Emmi comes to face things in her own time and manner. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Emmi recently had heart failure and this novel expresses her journey to make it through everyday life while dealing with something as major as heart failure.


Hazel learns about chnge she really is after “Gus” passes away. She is a shark athlete, a good friend, and has a bright future. Jun 30, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: Shari Maurer does a heaart job of taking the reader through this emotional journey with Emmi, her friends, and family.

Shari Maurer does an excellent job bringing the emotions, frustrations and fear of transplant patients to life in her characters. Her friend Becca is a good supporting character, and makes some mistakes that hurt Emmi but it is easy to understand where the mistake stems from.

Her struggle to comprehend what is happening and her resistance to both the prospect of death and a long rather than short recovery lend reason to her responses.

I never gave a second thought to the idea of being an organ donor, but after reading Change of Heart I decided to become one. I started off really liking Emmi.

This type of book mahrer right up my alley as it features teens dealing with life changing illness. I was way too invested in this story at times, like I said, this book had me super emotional.

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.

And I was right, it contained all that, but I liked that there was so much more to it than that as well. You can read the first page of her book while waiting for it to come The characters are likable.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He is This type of book is right up my alley as it features teens dealing with life changing illness. Frequent exclamations involving deity. It also teaches you how you can’t take life for granted. But when she doesnt bounce back as always, she gets the worst sbari newsshes had endocarditis thats destroyed her heart, putting her into congestive heart failure.

I recommend this hearf to everyone who enjoys this kind of book. I just wanted to slap Emmi upside her head and tell her to shut up. Without a question, this was an engaging read.

Refresh and try again. Something about it touched my heart. Jun 13, Kari rated it it was amazing Shelves: I felt for her and was rooting for her.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

Than out of the blink of an eye, everything changes for Emmi. This book teaches you to never take life for granted because one day something might happen and things will never be the same again. I was instantly protective of her and each time she hit another obstacle I felt like it was a personal attack or something.