Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Recommended Read: Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

Hello bloggie friends!  Thank you for all the comments on my book review of Breakthrough by Stephen Tremp.  I hope you don't get tired of my posts but today's post is another book recommendation that I feel I must tell you about because it is really a good one!

Hopefully, my next post will be more exciting than a book review *fingers crossed*

Hope you are having a beautiful Wednesday!!! 

To save your daughter
You must tell the world
You wish she'd never been born.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?


Back cover blurb:

Willow O'Keefe had seven broken bones before she took her first breath.

Now her life is lived on a knife-edge.  Born with brittle bone disease, she will never learn to skate like her sister.  Even walking can be dangerous:  one wrong step and she is back in a cast.

The medical bills are crippling her family.  So when a lawyer tells Charlotte, her mother,   that they might have a case to sue for wrongful birth, she feels bound to consider it.

Except that winning would mean losing her best friend - and telling the world that she wishes her much-longed for, adored daughter had never been born...

Why I like it:

I have read four other books of Jodi Picoult.  I must say, this, so far, is the best. Very beautifully written. So poetic from beginning to end. With the most impressive details, obviously a well-researched work. It's a story full of not just love, but 'heart' itself.

Willow, a 6-year old little girl is the character with osteogenesis imperfecta in this beautiful story. The prologue alone tore my heart to pieces. I must admit that it hit home. I saw myself in Charlotte. This is a must-read. Whether you are a mother or not, I think you will enjoy every page of this book. It has taught me a lot about a condition that was unknown to me. And it shows a life of a family with a child with special needs lead.

With an unexpected ending, I was left with a bleeding heart. Being a writer myself, what other way would I end a story like this but to give the main character a little bit of mercy? It wasn't the perfect ending. I didn't like it. In real life, it would have broken people's heart. But as a reader, it left me something to think about. And a question that Charlotte may be asking Sean, "What do we do now?"

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More on Jodi Picoult's Handle with Care

I found this book trailer on you.tube, hope you'll like it:






Disclaimer:  I own a copy of the book 'Handle with Care.'  This is an honest review and I was not compensated for this.

7 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

Len, what a powerful review. It sounds like it would be a hard read. Nobody wants a child to suffer, and to have spiraling medical bills on top of it...

Old Kitty said...

Thanks for your lovely review of this amazing book!!!

Take care
x

Talli Roland said...

Wonderful review, Len. I haven't read this one! Must put it on my list.

Happy Thursday!

Glynis said...

Wow Len, I love her books and must have missed this one. I will have to change that fact! Thanks for sharing a great review. x

betchai said...

very interesting plot Len, I watched the video and very strong questions there that would really struck through your heart. Thanks for sharing this book to us Len, I love it when our eyes are opened to the many realities, (sad or happy, bitter or sweet), of life.

Emily Rittel-King said...

My son spent several weeks in the NICU, so I'll make sure I have a box of tissues when I sit down to read this. Great review!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities,sorry to read you are struggling with your writing at times. thanks for the review of this one I like Jodi Picoult's writing and this on my wishlist. Her books are always rather moving I find.