Handle with Care
Day breaks, waves break, voices break.
Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stare...more
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I will agree with readers that say it reminded them very much of My Sister's Keeper. I thought that Picoult did a nice job of developing Amelia's character and perspective. While I did find this book quite gripping, I find that Picoult needs to be wary of being too formulaic. Her twists and turns are becoming predictable; thus, when one happens it doesn't affect the reader in an emotional way. The twists almost become detrimental to the book- much like a soap opera that ...more
I have to start by saying I'm disabled and have used a wheelchair for 8 years now and quite a few of my friends are also disabled so I have a good knowledge of how people with disabilities and our families live and cope with everyday situations. Now I can't speak for everyone, but the characters in this book ...more
The story, in a nutshell, is a mother of a precocious but severely disabled child decides, in order to get the cash necessary to keep ...more
This was the first Jodi Picoult book where I really struggled to finish it. I found it very repetitive & much too similar to My Sister's Keeper - just a different disease.
There were family problems, questions of morality, several characters having personal problems, it just seemed to be one big book of problems. & very whiny one at that.
It was written very well & I love the style in which Jodi Picoult writes, but ...more
I can't say enough great things about this book. I'm already biased because I'm a big Picoult fan but I'd have felt this strongly even if this had been written by someone else. I'm utterly amazed at what Picoult manages to do with these books.
Other authors try and some even succeed with taking a issue like a school shooting, a disability, etc. and making it very tho ...more
This book started out very slow and at first I wondered if I was even going to be able to get through it. As the story progressed, I couldn't quit, couldn't put it down, HAD TO absorb as much as I could even though at times ther ...more
I was also interested in learning more about OI, since a local family was recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and their son has OI.
However, after all the drama and tension, the ending just fell flat to me. So I ended up being disappointed overall by the novel. Didn't have that sense of satisfaction I usually get after I finish something really good.
I found this one easy to engage in. I love how much research she does for her books. I learned so much about OI which I had heard of before but just in passing. It's such a rare, yet life-encompassing disease. I felt so sad for Willow, and also for her ...more
It would be a lie to say it's a boring book. It isn't. But the end truly ruined the whole book for me. It's not just a sad ending that makes you wanna cry, it's the sort of ending that makes you regret about ever reading this book. It makes the whole story pointless.
I truly loved it at first but when I finished it I hated it so badly that I didn't even want the copy to be mine anymore. I just had to give it away. I couldn't bear the fact that I wasted my money ...more
Willow berusia enam setengah tahun, dan dia sudah mematahkan 68 tulang dalam waktu selama itu.
Seorang bayi, yang amat dinanti orang tuanya, lahir dengan penuh limpahan kasih sayang. Orang-orang akan berebut untuk menggendongnya, mencium pipi mungilnya dan menghirup aroma khas yang dimilikinya. Lalu kedua orang tuanya akan sibuk memilihkan nama, sambil membayangkan kelak kegiatan yang akan mereka lakukan bersama sang anak. Berlari, bermain sepak bola, bermain layangan, atau berenang?
Tapi tidak de ...more
This wasn't one of my favorite Picoult novels. Parts were slow for me. The last 150 pages the pace picked up and I was very engaged. Then, there's what felt like an o ...more
Sean dan Charlotte O'Keefe sangat gembira ketika mengetahui usaha mereka untuk mempunyai seorang anak berhasil, setelah penantian dan usaha fertilisasi dua tahun lamanya. Piper Reece, sahabat sekaligus dokter kandungan Charlotte adalah orang yang tahu past ...more
Age rec- 14-30
Prior to Handle with care, I had read three of Picoult's novels- Sing you home, The pact and My sisters keeper. I liked them all very much- they all got 4 stars- but weren't exactly 5 star material. This book is.
I realise I've been too kind with ratings recently, but this book was just..... gorgeous. I read the first 20 pages and knew it was The One. I fell in love with each and every character, and the story caused me so many #Feels and pain. ...more
I hate ...more
Jodi Picoult, a rainha dos dramas contemporâneos com diferentes pontos de vista, e dos finais de partir o coração.
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Her new novel, SMALL GREAT THINGS, is available in hardcover, ebook, and aud ...more