Change of Heart, Jodi Picoult
This book gripped my heart. A heavily pregnant mother who lost a daughter and her husband. Her only will to live is the child inside her. While her convicted murderer is sentenced to capital punishment, her child grew up with a dying heart. The dying wish of the man who hurt her is to donate his heart to her younger daughter. Will the mother grant the dying wish of the person who took away her love ones? Can she stand having part of that person in her daughter’s body? Will she be able to reject his heart selfishly and see her daughter die? Will the daughter want the heart of the man who killed her sister and father to stay alive?
This book also made me think a lot about religion and faith. It questions major religions but yet set you thinking in a broader view of spirituality. If religion’s main purpose is to bring people together, why is it the main reason tearing our world apart. At times when a so called miracle is performed, is it truly a miracle or is it merely something we choose to see. Many religions preach about faith but if all we need is faith, why are there so many dos and don’ts.
It is a heavy hearted book but one which set me thinking. Whoever says Jodi Picoult’s book is a girly read, that person have yet to read one of her books. There are a lot of thought and heart put into her writing and it is definitely a great read for everyone, young and old, man or woman.