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Young Adult Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Change of Heart

by (author) Norah McClintock

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Mysteries & Detective Stories, General, Thrillers & Suspense
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 6 to 12
  • Reading age: 9 to 10


Robyn's best friend Billy has been a mess ever since her other best friend Morgan dumped him. To make matters worse, Morgan started dating hockey star Sean Sloane right afterward. Billy is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist—he wouldn't hurt a fly. But when Sean winds up dead on the ice, Billy becomes the prime suspect. Can Robyn prove her friend's innocence?

About the author


Norah McClintock est l’auteure de plus de 40 livres, dont ceux des collections Chloe & Levesque, Mike & Riel et Robyn Hunter Mysteries, tous publiés chez Scholastic Canada. Les livres de Norah ont été traduits dans une douzaine de langues. Elle a remporté le prix Arthur Ellis dans la catégorie du meilleur roman policier jeunesse et beaucoup d’autres récompenses. Native de Montréal, Norah a obtenu un baccalauréat en histoire de l’Université McGill. Une mer de chagrin est son premier roman historique. «Il est temps d’utiliser toutes ces connaissances en histoire», a-t-elle dit. Norah vit maintenant à Toronto.


Norah McClintock is the author of Tell and Snitch, both Orca Soundings novels. Norah lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"Teenage sleuth Robyn Hunter returns in her seventh mystery, written at a fourth-grade reading level and first published in Canada. When a[n] up-and-coming hockey player is murdered, Robyn dives into finding out who's responsible--one of her friends, Billy, is the prime suspect, and her other best friend, Morgan, was the murdered player's girlfriend. McClintock keeps tensions high, and Robyn is a winning heroine--fiercely loyal to her friends and the kind of girl who isn't afraid to wade into the middle of a fistfight. Realism isn't really the point, but like Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars before her, Robyn's investigations are addictive." --Publishers Weekly


"Fans of McClintock's Robyn Hunter mysteries will rejoice at the appearance of two nail-biters within a single month: Change of Heart and In Too Deep. The former is an especially good example of how McClintock uses the ever-shifting terrain of high-school loyalties and conflicts as background for suspense. Robyn's two closest friends (Billy and Morgan) have broken up, and Morgan has taken up with star hockey player Sean. When Sean is found dead on an indoor hockey rink, Robyn tries to prove Billy's innocence. More solid mystery fare from the five-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Best Juvenile Crime Award." —Booklist


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