Saturday, November 21, 2009

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

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?

The story is written in five point of views. One of the main points of view was June, who was a single mother and married to the town's most respected police officer, and thinks her life was filled with bliss after her husband takes in her little girl and treats her as his own daughter. She was pregnant with her second child when she came home to find her husband and daughter pregnant. Shay was a repair man who would come over to the house and he is the one who is accused of the murder. Maggie is a lawyer who has always been insecure about her body image, but is one of the most successful lawyers a person could ever meet. June's daughter Claire has a heart condition, and is close to dying, while dealing with all of that June wants Shay to pay for killing her husband and daughter, but June doesn't know the whole truth about the whole incidence.

I was so happy to pick up another one of Jodi's books. Another court case. I like the attorney in this book, Maggie always felt insecure because of her body image. It made me happy when someone decided they wanted to date her. There was a lot of curiosity because of why Shane was put into jail, and when you read it, the plot twist of the truth is going to stun you! I don't want to reveal what happens in the book for those who It really upsets me that it takes her two years to have every book published but if a person really paid attention, the writing is simply beautiful.

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