Change of Heart
Shay Bourne becomes the first person in decades to be sentenced to death in New Hampshire, when he is found guilty of the cold-blooded killing of a policeman and his step-daughter. After eleven years on Death Row, the end is coming for Shay. Until he sees a news piece about a young girl who urgently needs a heart transplant. June’s husband and daughter died at Shay Bourne’...more
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The book is narrated from the perspective of four characters: June, Michael, Lucius and Maggie. For each character, the chapter is written with a different font.
The ending was not satisfying, I still have questions. However, was more interesting than I thought.
And while Jodi uses a basic formula, her novels are anything but simple or predictable. The other novels I've read have covered stem cell research, teenage date rape, and school shootings.
What makes me such a fan of Jodi's novels is that rather than use an om ...more
"In the space between yes and no, there's a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and one you leave behind; it's the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are;"
"When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the one person who doesn't."
"I imagine the touch of someone ...more
A mother's 7 year old daughter and husband are killed and the man who was convicted of their murders is now on death row. He wants to donate his he ...more
Right away I had problems with Change of Heart. Can a person who is currently serving time in prison even be an organ donor? Somehow, the environment they live in makes me think that they cannot due to being exposed to so many blood-borne diseases and questionable behaviors ...more
I'm a Christian and I beli ...more
This book got me wanting to read the whole thing in a day. I didn't want to put it down. Plus, it had some twists that I didn't expect. I also had my heart strings pulled for the "bad guy". However, the ending was not satisfying and I still have questions regarding characters and events. It just needed one more chapter ...more
I'm up and down with Jodi Picoult and this latest novel certainly reminded me why I sometimes can't stand her writing. It's very stereotypical (almost offensively so). Let's be serious Jodi, you are just not meant to write about life on 'death row' in prison in a serious manner. The characters were very one sided and if she was trying to make a point about religion, the death penalty ...more
Shay is a convicted double murderer, and not just any murderer, but that of a respected police officer and his young step daughter. He has be ...more
The story is beautifully crafted, and Jodi Picault has an amazing way of weaving different lives together to describe the moments in which they intersect. It also got me thinking about forgive ...more
But it appears that Piccoult has gone the way of mega popular writers that bang out books once a year for the sake of, well, banging out books once a year. The formula she always uses (and t ...more
Após ler algumas páginas, dei por mim completamente enredada. Nem parec ...more
Jodi Picoult's most recent novel, like many of her books, explores a profound ethical dilemma. After her husband and daughter are murdered by a man hired to do work in their home, June is left alone to care for her second child, Claire. Claire is in desperate need of a heart transplant due to an enlarg ...more
I'm not going to write a full review on how awful this book was because so many other people have already done so. Suffice it to say I couldn't even finish this one, and had to skim-read to the end just to see if I'd predicted the ending and all the plot twists correctly. (I had.)
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