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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Life moves on — friends move on. You can enroll in the organ donor registry in your state but you must be 18 to do so. 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. Even after her transplant, when her friends and boyfriend don’t often come, Emmi is able to understand their side of it- no matter how much it hurts her.

She has tons of books focusing on real life issues such as cancer, heart issues and other such illnesses.

Change of Heart

Wh At 16 all you have to worry is about decent grades, a good haircut, make up, boys… right? It might be too much for younger teens seriousness of subject, some adult languagebut older teens and adults might enjoy it better.

Sharii notable is Emmi’s struggle with the knowledge that for her to live, someone has to die. The author did a good job showing how human Emmi is and how she later forgave Becca and Sam.

Spoilers below I must say that I did not like the ending. I felt this was a more realistic portrayal of a teenager going through something like this.

Together they become great friends, and grow a love. Someone is called a pervert. I finished reading this book with a new perspective on being an organ donor.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

Each day, approximately 18 people die in the U. Than out of the blink of an eye, everything changes for Emmi. Abe adds another element, a teenage boy who has already had a heart transplant. There is the mention of underage drinking and a mention of non graphic sex scene.


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She was dealing with so much and I felt like for a lot of it she was on her own. 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.

Sep 23, Pamela Hubbard rated it did not like it Shelves: Oct 31, Damon Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Something I seldom find myself doing these days. It didn’t stop me from enjoying the book, but it was something I didn’t really like.

Now she maufer barely walk across a room without stopping to rest.

Her symptoms get worse and worse until she finds out that she has to get a heart transplant. In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The main character, Emmi, is a seemingly healthy teenager. At the end of her book, Maurer gives some insightful statistics.

While some of maurre storyline was predictable, overall it was realistic. She is at turns defiant, whiny, frightened, confused, bored and hopeful. Though there have been other heart transplant books, this one is unique both in premise and execution.

Ellie ends up with heart disease and the coming year follows her wait for a heart transplant, her developing relationship with Sam, he 16 year old Ellie is passionate about soccer. Emmi has the best friend in the world and while she is in the hospital.

A star soccer athlete, Emmi contracted viral myocarditis. Emmi learned that she had to move on and try to go back to having a normal life even though Abe, one of the only people she connected with through heatt heart failure, had died.

I really wanted it to be perfect and for Emmi and Abe to end up together. However, Maurer’s book was worth the read. Emmi, the teenager who has a weak heart, takes us on a roller-coaster of emotion that is well-worth the ride. Other crude language like piss, sucked and screw you are used. The only part in the book I didn’t like was the ending. Emmi, an active, social 16 year old who has a passion for soccer comes down with a virus that damages her heart.


A very recommendable book, especially if you want to read something to make you think a little and enjoy a nice story. This cange really pulled a lot of emotional cords for me, but it was never so heavy that it made me feel mauerr, which is quite a feat with this subject matter. But when she doesnt bounce back as always, sharo gets the worst possible newsshes had endocarditis thats destroyed her heart, putting her into congestive heart failure.

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 liked how Shari Maurer developed this story line.

She’s very easy to relate to. 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.

And th Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, popular varisty soccer star Emmi comes down with an ordinary virus. I am so incredibly conflicted about this book. Providing reliable content sgari for youth and young adult literature. Emmi, the main character, was a person that I could relate to because she was a very active teenager and then xhange critical injury ruined her soccer career.

I started off really liking Emmi. And that is what I liked about this book.