If I had one unfavourite novel from all the Jodi Picoult novel, it has to be Harvesting Heart.
Well, I suppose Jodi can't have a 100% hit, and I would have to say that this is one of her miss.
The plot was slow, characters that I could just not relate to, lack of the trademark emotions that Jodi usually displays in her better novel, in summary I AM DISAPPOINTED! In all honesty, if this was the first book of Jodi that I have read, it would have completely shut me off away from her other novels. Thank goodness it wasn't the case because the other novels that she has written are just UH-mazing!
I really wouldn't recommend anybody to waste their money (or time) to get this book.
On the other hand, Change of Heart have got to be one of my favourite picks.
This novel is told chapter by chapter by various characters, one of her trademark writing styles that I love. Touching on (yet again) another controvasial topic i.e. death penalty.
The plot, in summary:
A spellbinding tale of a mother's tragic loss and one man's last chance at gaining salvation.
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?
Without revealing much, Shay Bourne's character may be one of her most interesting one yet, and probably my most favourite to date.
Do read this Change Of Heart!