Change of Heart: A Robyn Hunter Mystery by Norah McClintockChange of Heart: A Robyn Hunter Mystery by Norah McClintock

Change of Heart: A Robyn Hunter Mystery

byNorah McClintock

Mass Market Paperback | October 1, 2009

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When her best friend Billy is charged with murder, Robyn is determined to prove his innocence. Things have changed in Robyn's world. Her friends Morgan and Billy, formerly a couple, have broken up and Billy is not reacting well. He continues to pester Morgan and even starts a fight with her new love, Sean Sloane. Robyn, who is also still pining over her ex-boyfriend Nick, isn't sure how to deal with the awkwardness of this situation. Until, one night, hockey star Sean Sloane is found dead at the rink. With all evidence pointing to Billy, Robyn gets back to work, and uncovers some truths about Sean Sloane - the popular boy, who wasn't who he appeared to be.
Norah McClintock has won an unprecedented five Arthur Ellis Awards for Mistaken Identity, The Body in the Basement, Sins of the Father, Scared to Death and Break and Enter - an accomplishment not matched by any other YA writer. She was also nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for her non-fiction title: Body, Crime, Suspect and for the...
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Title:Change of Heart: A Robyn Hunter MysteryFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.78 × 5.03 × 0.48 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545985692

ISBN - 13:9780545985697

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change of Heart Another enjoyable mystery in the series.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change of Heart An enjoyable series to read with enough mystery.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Friendship Story I’ve always enjoyed reading Norah McClintock’s novels. She remembers so well what it was like to be young and facing all of life’s challenges at that age. Change of Heart is an intriguing story about three best friends: Robyn, Billy, and Morgan have been friends for a long time. The latter two had been dating for a while until Morgan called it quits with Billy and left Robyn in the middle. Robyn doesn’t want to take sides, but with Billy acting more and more uncharacteristically like the lovesick puppy, and Morgan flaunting her new relationship, Robyn finds it increasingly difficult to remain good friends with both of them. All of a sudden, Morgan’s new boyfriend is found dead and all the signs point to Billy. Can the three of them ever become friends again? This is a story of believing in your friends and standing your ground even when everyone believes you’re wrong. Story & Pacing: 8 I was happy to read a story about hockey, what with our NHL-less season, and it made for a nice backdrop against which to set some of the actions in this story. McClintock’s story has good pacing and readers will have no trouble getting into the conflicts. Even though this is book 7 in a series, there is enough background information to explain the relationships, and it doesn’t feel like I need to read the 6 previous novels—although I am quite interested in doing so! Characters: 8 Robyn is a great protagonist, and one with whom anyone who has ever found him/herself in the middle can sympathize. Billy, who is always described as being laid back and romantic, displays very worrisome behaviour, which makes him unlikeable in the beginning, but he works well with Morgan’s character who doesn’t seem to care at all about her erstwhile boyfriend’s feelings. Setting: 7 Set in school, on the skating rink, and in various places around town, there isn’t much to be said for setting. It’s a typical high-school novel, so the different locales work for the story. Style & Writing: 7 McClintock’s writing is very easy to read. You will have no trouble getting into the story and believing in the scenarios in which she places her characters. Learnability & Teachability: 7 This is a good book for youth between grades 7-10. Even though some of the characters are much older, I think younger students enjoy reading about older students in “mature” situations. Older students may find the characters unrealistic by the time they have reached senior year in high school. POTENTIAL TEACHABLES Hockey rules and superstitions; character development; predicting the culprit; creating backstory (if students haven’t read other works in series); rules of moving from collegiate sports teams to professional teams.
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I've always been a big fan of Norah McClintock's books' and she has never disappointed me. This book was gripping from beginning to end. The suspense and mystery was fabulous. I can't wait for the next one! :)
Date published: 2009-11-08