Change of Heart

Change of Heart

A Novel

Book - 2008
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The story of a girl who needs a new heart, and of the man whose heart she may receive.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Atria Books, 2008.
Edition: Atria Books export ed. --
ISBN: 9781416586845
1416586849
9780743496759
Characteristics: 447, [2] p.

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lbowlby11
Jun 27, 2017

A compelling read!

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HopeW
Dec 03, 2015

I had borrowed this book in the Audiobook CD Format from SMPL but brought it back because it was damaged. The librarian said it would be fixed and she would put a Hold on it so I would get it back after it was repaired. It appears to have now been removed from their list.

It is an extremely fascinating book, as with all of Picoult's other books which deal with very sensitive but compelling subjects. It would be ashamed if it is not put back on the shelves because Picoult's books are very informative, exploratory, and highly educational on matters and philosophies we are often uncomfortable with but are the very subjects that we need to be enlightened about.

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anniethecat
May 17, 2015

An easy read, very breathtaking and saddening.
After reading it I was questioning life. And God. And religion. And well pretty much everything else. I didn't find it that slow moving as others have said in the comments below, the book is like 'everything is fine, everything is fine and then BAM! You turn the page and every thing has gone to heck! The ending, thank the lord, was perfect! And I'm just wondering, is the girl now Jesus or something?

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writermala
May 08, 2015

I loved everything about this book starting with the play on words in the title. So many controversial topics have been dealt with in this book - capital punishment, Organ donation and transplants, homosexuality, pedophilia, and the biggest of all of them religion and spirituality. Each topic has been dealt with so sensitively that one is not offended no matter what one's stand is on the subject. I just could not put this book down till I'd finished reading it and now I'm telling every book lover I come across that they should read it too.

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MPLolohea
Jan 03, 2015

A really awesome book! This may be my favourite one because everything that happens in the plot is unexpected and slightly unnerving when you think, "what else could be happening?"

Go ahead and read it.

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nina_monei
Oct 29, 2014

This was, I believe, the 8th book that I've read by Jodi Picoult, and - as with the rest of her works - I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had checked it out several months ago, along with a few other books, and only got around to starting it two days before it was due to be returned. I tried to renew it, but there were holds on it, and it was months before I was able to find it and start it again. I consider it well worth the wait. Of all the elements explored in the story, I was most enraptured by the multiple character journey to discover "the truth" and to understand that "truth" isn't always universal. What we're told/taught, even what we see with our own eyes isn't always the whole story. I will say that I was slightly disappointed with the ending. There were components to the ending that I enjoyed, and others that I feel undermined and negated my journey as a reader and that of the characters involved.

mhaidy Oct 01, 2012

I loved this book. I have now read all of Jodi Picoult's books and this is in my top 5. I find some of her newer books hard to get into, the story lines bores me. I'm just sorry I waited so long to read this one.

jng30s Jul 10, 2012

I found this book very hard to get into. and extremely slow. Not a typical Picoult book.

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jsand67
May 22, 2012

I found it thought provoking and I fell in love with the characters. It is somewhat slow moving, but it isn't a suspense novel, so I anticipated this.

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LaurenZink
Feb 29, 2012

I thought that this book was very different than the original type of novel that Picoult writes. The main setting of this novel was not in the courtroom, like most of her other books and was instead in the jail and at the Nealon home. I found this story difficult to get into for at least the first 100 pages, however, if you can stick to it, it will get better after that. I also think that the religious component of this novel was very prominent, which at times I found to be rather distracting from the other story lines. I did like how Picoult develops her characters throughout this novel rather than having them explained half way through the book. The character of Claire Nealon, I find, is a very matue, complex, and developed character for her age along with Shay Bourne. I did enjoy the fact that there were new secondary characters being introduced throughout the novel to keep it interesting without taking away from the main plot.

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Feb 29, 2012

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mary138
Sep 13, 2011

Young girl needs a heart transplant and the only one available is the heart of the man that had been found guilty of murdering the little girl's stepfather and older sister. This man decides that once he's been convicted of murder and given the death penalty, he fights for the right to die by hanging rather than lethal injection so that his heart is still transplant-able.

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