Thursday, January 27, 2011

Change of Heart - A Book Review

Change-of-Heart31k I recently read the book Change of Heart by Shari Maurer which was mentioned on The Picnic Basket. This is the review that I gave the book (I am not being paid to give this review):

I would give this book 5 out of 5. I thought it was a great book with realistic relationships and feelings. I think it would be great novel to use in a high school class and I think both boys and girls would find this interesting. This novel is about a high school girl needing a heart transplant and the relationship struggles she has during this time. I thought it dealt with the concept of organ donors and transplants very tastefully. It also delves into how a transplant would affect relationships with others including parents, siblings, best friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, and even doctors. Both boys and girls would be able to share their feelings about the relationship. It also touches on the support needed by the person who is going through a situation like this and would open up the possibilities for our young people to realize that there may be someone in their life that may need this support. I would highly recommend this for the school library as well as a classroom study.

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).


Sioux Roslawski said...

It DOES sound like it would be a good book for young people to read, since probably (I'm no sure) the YA books written on this subject are limited. And, since more and more young people are contending with this type of health issue, it's important to bring the concerns to light.

Anthony Purcell said...

I shared this with a student. She said that this is something that she may go find to read. Thanks for sharing your review of the book.

Tammy Gillmore said...

I visited the author's site and dropped her a note (my daughter has a corrected heart defect and this novel just "spoke" to me), and Mrs. Shari sent me a teaching guide for this!