11 Jul 2010

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart: A Novel

Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth?
One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. 

For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child. 

Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?

What I liked about this story was that it was a real hardcore dilemma of right and wrong.  Shay Bourne had been sentenced to die after the murder of a policeman and his stepdaughter.  Jane has a dilemma on her hands.  Her daughter needs a new heart.  Shay Bourne has a heart to give.  The only thing standing in the way is the fact that the policeman and stepdaughter that he had murdered was Jane's husband and daughter.... 

WOW!  This is a brilliant story... LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.......   I love this kind of story where I can form an opinion of my own and then hope that is what is going to happen by the time I get to the end of the book....

100 out of 10