Change of Heart

Change of Heart - Shari Maurer This was a very touching book that really broached a tricky subject and handled it with grace. Emmi is such a down-to-earth, regular teen girl, with regular teen worries. She's very easy to relate to. When she finds out that her life is about to take a drastic turn for the worse she handles it like many of us probably would; with grief and anger and frustration. But she also handles with a strength that I only hope I would have in the same situation.One of the only things I didn't really enjoy in this book was Emmi and Sam's relationship. From the beginning it never really sat right with me. It always nagged at me that he was acting weird (IMO) for the situation. It didn't stop me from enjoying the book, but it was something I didn't really like.The thought of death is something that has bugged all of us at one time or another. For a 16 year old, it's quite a blow to realize that you really aren't immortal after all. This book really pulled a lot of emotional cords for me, but it was never so heavy that it made me feel depressed, which is quite a feat with this subject matter. One thing is for sure, when I go to have my license renewed in August, I will be signing up to be an organ donor.