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
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
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
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
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.
Charlotte’s second child, Willow, is born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta – brittle bone disease – that not only leads to broken bones, several even in utero, but in this harrowing plot, hearts and lives are shattered into shards.
The crux of the suit surrounds the issue of c...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
4.5 stars. I couldn't rate it the full five because it broke my heart.
**I met a little 2 year old girl today that actually has OI. She has already had seven breaks and she is small for her age but her mama said she has overcome everything her doctor said she wouldn't be able to do. They did actually tell her she would be better off aborting the child. I was blown away. She is a cute little happy child and it broke me heart.
The story evolves around the ethical and personal issues around a mother's decision to sue her obyn over her disabled daughter's wrongful birth. Her obyn happens to be her best friend, And her husband happens to be against the wrongful birth litigation.
I felt there was enough c...more
Her upcoming novel, LEAVING TIME, will be released on October 14, 2014.