Handle with Care book review
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Handle with Care
by: Jodi Picoult.
2009; 477 pages.
I've only recently been introducted to the wonder that is Jodi Picoult. I read my first book by her in June. And here it is a mere 4 weeks later, and I've already read 3 more.
I picked up "Handle with Care" because it available to buy at a bookstore here, and it was cheaper than buying it for my Kindle. (That's pretty rare outside of the US.)
It took me a little longer to read this one. I'm not sure why. I think I just calmed down my reading frenzy a bit. (I read 9 books in June. Yikes.)
"Handle with Care" was a good book. It's not my favorite of the few Picoult books I've read. But, that's probably because of the ending...and I won't say more about that. I also had a bit of an issue with the idea that a woman would sue her best friend. Maybe friendship means more to me. Maybe I don't know because I don't have kids.
In "Handle with Care", Charlotte's daughter, Willow, is born with OI (a disease where bones are incredibly brittle and can break simply with a sneeze). Charlotte sues her Ob-Gyn for not diagnosing Willow's disease sooner. The only problem is that her Ob is her best friend.
I thought the book was really good. It explored lots of issues that surround a family today, not just a child who isn't "prefect". I loved Willow's character. She was amazing. But, she only got to narrate one chapter. I also liked that all the chapters were narrated (by different people - I'm seeing a trend here) directly to Willow.