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Monday, August 9, 2010

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

# of pages: 352

Source: Gift

Edition: ARC

Genre: Adult Fiction

Rating: C-


Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth?

One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen.

For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child.

Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?


I think I'm done with Adult Fiction for quite a while. I gave it a shot mostly because I was embarrased to still be reading YA. I'm 19 now and I thought it was time for me to at least try to read something that's meant for my age group. I don't care anymore though. I love YA and I won't let something as little as age keep me from it.

I liked Change of Heart at first... it was pretty good and very interesting. The book had alternating points of view from four different characters, which was the biggest thrill of all, unfortunately.

I've been reading this book for about 2 weeks and I've only gotten to page 158. I can't possibly read any more of this book right now. Maybe I'll return to it someday, but as of right now, it's absolutely tedious.

The plot won't move so that means the pages won't either... because I keep falling asleep when I try to read it... Come on Jodi Picoult: I loved your book Perfect Match! It was one of my first reviews (I bet that's easy to tell... not my best writing.) hehe. I have two other books by her that I haven't read yet: The Pact and My Sister's Keeper. I've heard wonderful things about both and hopefully I will like them a lot more than Change of Heart!


  1. I love, love, LOVE My Sister's Keeper; I hope that you review it so I can hear your opinion!

    I'll have to check out Perfect Match!


  2. I haven't tried any books by Jodi Picoult, but I may even try one. :P
    Just read the books that sounds great and fun. I'm in my twenties and I also read Young Adult, who cares? :P

  3. I'm turning 30 this month and have rediscovered YA in my late 20's---age doesn't matter. I really enjoyed this one, but her books do take a while to "take off." They are emotional thrillers---not suspenseful. The other ones you have are better than Change of Heart.


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