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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My one complaint would be that there are a few events that take place, that while understandable, are so sudden that they took me by surprise.

Maurer followed an exceptional story line through the whole novel even if it ended in a way some people would not like. I can understand why she wrote it the way she wrote it, but come on!

Emmi is afraid for herself.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

It is a story that will show you how to appreciate maurrr that life has to offer, for no one truly knows when off or her life can come to an abrupt end. The fact that this story was written by a cardiologists wife made it more than genuine.

It was much more interesting to read the author’s web site http: Sam is a loveable character to start, spending time with Emmi and distracting her from her current state. This is a very hard concept for anyone to wrap their head around but also brings up how important organ donors are.


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I appreciated how Maurer touched on all chamge issues. The characters are very well developed, and so is the story, although in some point gets slow and it seems like is nothing that special, but then comes the twist and things get interesting, and the ending is kind of heart breaking but also inspiring.

Emmi has hurdles and heartache to overcome, chnage has to maintain both her physical and emotional strength to do so. She’s the star soccer play, she’s a typical teenager who loves her family, but gets annoyed with them, has great friends, does well at school etc.

Something I seldom find myself doing these days. I liked the teenage voice in this novel.

Change of Heart

Kaurer went through a lot. Jul 09, Jessica Saylor added it. The main focus of the story is Emmi and how she deals with her heart problems. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The main character Emmi befriends Abe, a sixteen year old who also had a heart transplant. 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. Naurer the entire book, she grows tremendously as a result of the dire situation she has faced. 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 must admit that the ending is a sad one, but it was truly touching and it brought some tears to my eyes.

Apparently my dance card was all filled up because Emmi and Abe were all I cared about in this one. If I hadn’t read any of her books before reading this, I or have thought it was really good and creative.

And the prognosis is bleak: Change of Heart was an odyssey of emotions. Nov 19, Cindy Hudson rated it really liked it. I finished reading this book with a new perspective on being an organ donor.

With several twists and a few very emotional, intense scenes, Change of Heart is a stunning debut. 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. Shari Maurer does a brilliant job of taking the reader through this emotional journey with Emmi, her friends, and family.

I would definitely recommend this book in a heartbeat!

One thing is for sure, when I go to have my license renewed in August, I will be signing up to be an organ donor. The story explores many themes: If you have ever lf upon the aforementioned questions, you should consider reading Change of Heart by Shari Maurer.