As a fan of the author, I was really looking forward to this book. Her books have a formula, I can deal with that. This one though. Eh. The supernatural stuff, the heavy religious paths... it was just too much time time around. I rolled my eyes entirely too many times. I'm not sorry I read it (like I said, I'm a fan), but I'm glad this wasn't my first foray into her work. Give it a chance if you are a big fan. Otherwise? Skip it.
Sometimes Jodi Picoult hits a homer, and other times just a single or double. Change of Heart is a grand slam, built around the impact of a death row inmate upon the lives of three unrelated people who are drawn into his story by the circumstances of their own lives. Shay Bourne has exhausted his appeals and is scheduled to die in a few weeks. His last wish is to donate his heart to the daughter of one of his victims, and a battle ensues about his method of execution. Shay's spiritual advisor, a … more
As usual, Jodi Picoult does not disappoint in her newest work of art, Change of Heart. I found this to be a magical journey, in that it kept me completely transfixed from the first word, to the very last word. The talent that Ms Picoult beholds in her ability to take every day type situations - which sadly effects our society more than we would like to think - and turns them into an entertaining and eye opening experience, for the reader, is phenomenal. Change of Heart is no exception and deals … more
Convicted murderers are sentenced to be executed on a regular basis in the United States; after many appeals and much time, some actually do face the final steps to their deaths in payment for their crimes. Whether or not you agree with this method of punishment, you will find much to ponder in Jodi Picoult's Change of Heart as you follow Shay Bourne, convicted of murdering a 7 year old girl and her stepfather, as he faces death and hope of compensation for the sister of the girl left behind.   … more
For June Nealon, the loss of her husband and daughter at the hands of a vicious murderer was the defining moment in her life. When Shay Bourne knocked on her door that afternoon looking for carpentry work, who knew that this unassuming man would so completely betray her trust and change her life forever...making her and her family part of the most heinous crime in New Hampshire history. The only thing that June has left is her daughter Claire....who is deathly ill with a failing heart, and in need … more