Change of Heart
Change of Heart
Change of Heart
Shari Maurer
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, popular varsity soccer star Emmi comes down with an ordinary virus. But when she doesn't bounce back as always, she gets the worst possible news--she's had myocarditis that's destroyed her heart, putting her into congestive heart failure. This formerly energetic teen can now barely walk across a room without having to stop and rest. And the prognosis is bleak: without a heart transplant, she'll die in a matter of months. It's only her growing friendship with Abe, the funny, smart boy she meets in the cardiac clinic that finally cheers her up. But difficult questions race through her mind while she waits: Will she get a heart in time? Will she even survive the surgery? What if her body rejects the heart? When tragedy strikes close to home, Emmi must rely even more on her inner strength in order to carry on.

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Emmi Miller is an average teenager; her life consists of soccer, friends, and parental problems. However, her life is radically changed in a short few days when she contracts a virus that led to congestive heart failure. Now, her life is in a form of a beeper, and she's waiting day in and day out for it to tell her a new heart has come so she can go one with her life. Soon, Emmi realizes how, maybe, her life will never go back to normal, and through it all, she learns how great her family and friends are.

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