Author: Shari Maurer
Arc lent by Around the World Tours
Summary: An athletic girl has a virus which damages her heart. She needs a heart transplant. While waiting, she meets two potential boyfriends. Will a new heart come through? Which guy is the one?
My impression: Déjà vu. Change of Heart is the second YA book I read this month about a teenage girl who needs a heart transplant. The characters are likable. The BFF is a typical BFF. The guys are cute. There's normal friction between mother and daughter. Throw in a need for a heart transplant for some drama.
This is a well-researched book about heart transplants. It shows the fears Emmi has about what is happening to her. Once I read the author's website about her own life, I understood why. Her husband is a cardiologist. Her daughter was born with a heart-defect. She has written a resource book for parents of children with heart defects. You are encouraged to read more about Shari Maurer and even the first page of her book.