Change of Heart

Change of Heart

by Jodi Picoult

Dale Israel: Jody Picoult is such a prolific author. I like some of her books better than others and I would rate Change of Heart right up there with some of her better books, i.e. Plain Truth, The Pact, My Sister's Keeper. This is a book about a woman named June Nealon who's husband and young daughter were murdered by Shay Bourne, a man who worked in their home doing carpentry. He was sentenced to death for the murders, however, Shay wanted to donate his heart to June's other daughter who was dying of heart disease. There's a lot more to the story than this but suffice it to say that this was vintage Jodi Picoult. She's always an easy read and what I like about her is that she chooses interesting issues to write about. The only complaint I have is that she's rather "preachy" about her opposition to the death penalty. Other than that, if you're looking for a light, quick read this is a nice one to pass the day away at the beach. P.S. I saw Jodi when she came to Alpharetta...what a delightful, witty woman!
Rating: ***

Judy Stanton: I've read most of Jodi Picoult's books, and while this was not my favorite, it was a good read. The lawyer in her book reminded me of a Jennifer Weiner character...smart, career-minded, overweight, looking for love. I did think it was interesting to tackle the issue of "religion," and to be so forthright. She always does extensive research, which is what makes her book so realistic. While reading it, I wondered how a Catholic or a devout Christian might perceive her writing differently; wondered if it might be considered "blasphemous"! If you haven't read Jodi Picoult, I'd recommend "Plain Truth" or "The Pact" or "My Sister's Keeper" as among her best.  (Note: "Change of Heart" is her "newest" book, she has an older one called "Harvesting the Heart.")
Rating: ***

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