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Change of Heart by Shari Maurer Review
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Shari Maurer really knows how to draw the most dramatic feelings out of her readers. I was a mess while reading this book and was just so sad, I left feeling the same way. The main character Emmi really got to me (so did just about everything else) and I connected with her right away. I was instantly protective of her and each time she hit another obstacle I felt like it was a personal attack or something. I was way too invested in this story at times, like I said, this book had me super emotional.

Readers will see Emmi's life turned upside down with her new heart condition and it's a terrible thing to even think about. She was dealing with so much and I felt like for a lot of it she was on her own. Maurer gives us a great character addition in Abe and I fell in love. He was able to understand Emmi when not many others could and he's hard to resist. Maurer also introduces us to Sam and Becca and honestly I'll let you make your own decisions about them. Apparently my dance card was all filled up because Emmi and Abe were all I cared about in this one.

Now as much as I enjoyed Maurer's writing, her ending did not sit well with me. I can understand why she wrote it the way she wrote it, but come on! I was not happy, but that's the way it goes sometimes I guess. All in all I am really glad I got the chance to pick this one up and I can't wait to read more of Maurer's work. I've got my tissues on hand and I'm ready for more.
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