Change of Heart does not measure up to novels in the past by Picoult. This book has ideas taken from, The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption. Usually her writing is unique and the story lines are intriguing but this one fails on all accounts.
This book is quite predictable however the much controversial topic of the death penalty was carried out well in this novel. You also grow to like some of the characters in the novel since they are well developed, such as Maggie and Michael.
The story line had the potential to be thought provoking and moving. I was anticipating the release of this book if you love Picoult's books from the past, wait until this one comes out in paperback or you check it out from the library because this is one you won't want to reread.
The book is average at best and since I've grown to expect excellent from Picoult, I as a reader am disappointed. We also see story lines from her previous books, organ donation, religion, death penalty and "miracles".