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EPUB ã Change of Heart ï Jodi Picoult

Change of HeartThe acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother's tragic loss and one man's last chance at gaining salvationCan we save ourselves or do we rely on others to do it Is what we believe always the truthOne 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 a OK I generally like Jodi Picoult I think she's usually a thinking person's beach read But this was CRAP First she owes Stephen King part of her royalties from this book because the first uarter or so is a shameless ripoff of THE GREEN MILE what she couldn't have picked a obscure text Because I mean hardly ANYONE has read THE GREEN MILE right Second she also owes at least a small debt to John Grisham's THE CHAMBER in that they are both incredibly heavy handed indictments of the death penaltyBut even separate from her blatant theft the story line was justperhaps cumbersome is the best word The dialogue was stilted the actions of all the characters were unbelievable c'mon folks EVERYONE would JUMP at the chance for a new heart for hisher child if the alternative was death I don't care if it was Adolf Hitler's the romance was forced and irrelevant UGH I just really hated the whole thing with one small redeeming factor the character of Maggie clearly modeled on Picoult herself was well drawn and presented as someone the reader would like to have as a friend but even she collapsed when naturally her miserable life was saved by the love of a good man Why couldn't she just have achieved happiness on her own terms Edited to add HOW could I have forgotten to mention the patented Picoult 11th hour twist only in this case you'll see it coming a hundred pages in advance and only made me hate June even than I already didI just can't recommend this one for anybody

Jodi Picoult ï Change of Heart DOC

S 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 happenFor Shay Bourne life holds no 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 This book was incredible I knew before reading it that it dealt with religion one of the many subject matters that Picoult handles with grace but I had no idea how and to what surprising extent It amazes me as always that Picoult can handle a myriad of topics and characters that reuire such care and research so deftly You read it and believe it without it ever seeming forced It made me uestion my beliefs about life itself This book encompasses the following topics the death penalty guilt forgiveness religion right and wrong parentchild relationships the legal world the medical world and life in prison I can't even explain how I feel about it all after just breathlessly speed reading the final 100 pages of the novelA uote there are all sorts of experiences that we can't really put a name to The birth of a child for one Or the death of a parent Falling in love Words are like nets we hope they'll cover what we mean but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy or grief or wonder Finding God is like that too If it's happened to you you know what it feels like But try to describe it to someone else and language only takes you so farPicoult presents such a wide range of takes on religion from Catholicism to Judaism to Christianity to Gnosticism The characters range from the spiritual to the devout the uestioners to the flat out atheists Always always we are never told as the reader what to believe and she keeps you guessing and second guessing until the last moment Then if you are like me you are still left thinking and thinking and feeling amazed by the whole experienceThis just might be my favorite of hers

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MOBI » DOC Change of Heart 9780743496742 ↠ MONEYEXPRESSCARD ✓ The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother's tragic loss and one man's last chance at gaining salvationCan we save ourselves or do we rely on others to do it Is what we believe always the truthOneClaire But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets past crimes and the rage of a mother who has lost her childWould 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 wishOnce again Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption justice and lov I knew what it was like to lose someone you loved You didn't get past something like that you got through itIn the space between yes and no there's a lifetime It's the difference between the path you walk and one you leave behind; it's the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are;When you're different sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are All you notice is the one person who doesn'tI imagine the touch of someone who loves you so much he cannot bear to watch you sleep; and so you wake up with his hand on your heartthe sum of a man's life was not where he wound up but in the details that brought him therefaith the only weapon in our arsenal to battle doubtThey say you get over your grief but you don't really not ever It's been eleven years and it hurts just as much as it did that first dayHow many of us tried to forget something traumatic only to find it printed on the back of our eyelids tattooed on our tonguesWhen a child is killed two people die I think The only difference is that his mother still had to suffer a heartbeatI didn't know what it felt like to carry a child underneath my heart for nine months to feel my body give way to make room for hers I didn't know what it felt like to hold an infant and rock her to sleep to find a lullaby in her breathing But I knew what it was like to be the daughterSomeone once told me that when you give birth to a daughter you've just met the person whose hand you'll be holding the day you dieFamily's not a thing it's a place It's where all the memories get kept