Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult

Handle with Care

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-03-03
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Jodi Picoult
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 394 Ratings)

Handle with Care Jodi Picoult read online review & book description:

When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastated—she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. In this provocative story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance” (Stephen King).

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 stares of “luckier” parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it’s all worth it because Willow is, funny as it seems, perfect. She’s smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health.

Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte had known earlier of Willow’s illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life?

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care is an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.

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Posted Reviews

  • Heartbreakingly amazing

    By Dmh<3
    There were so many moments I found myself having to put this one down to gather myself. As always, Picoult, portrays each characters emotions, thoughts, and actions so vividly. Picoult is one of my favorite authors and this book is in my top 10 hands down. I encourage you to give it a read!
  • My favorite

    By Bunmom88
    This book is probably my favorite. The twist the turns and the pain. How far would you go to do what needed to be done for your child when it means destroying relationships. The ending left me stunned and mad. I was at work and finished and started fussing and the coworker asked what happened. I told her I just couldn’t believe what had happened. I can never anticipate the endings but this one left me stunned.
  • Not the best

    By Missbecky34
    I was very disappointed with the ending. Not one of my favorites by Jodi picoult.
  • Handle With Care

    By Pickles 7
    I've read quite a few of Jodi Picoult books and this was not a favorite. I wasn't horrible it just didn't draw me in or make me want to stay up late to finish
  • A must read.

    By Ooollalaa
    Completely captivating in all aspects. Truly heart-wrenching. Tear jerking at it's finest.
  • Amazing

    By Gmj🐒
    I read this book and cried at the end and I usually don't cry this book is so touching and made me look at people differently this such an amazing book but should have age restrictions please don't allow anyone underage 12 otherwise this book might be a little disturbing to them this is such am amazing book highly recommended
  • It was good.

    By BeanyMom
    I was really caught up in the story, but the end ruined it for me. Just like "My Sister's keeper", I could've put money on it happening too. The book keeps you reading but the ending disappoints immensely. Oh well, at least I learned about OI.
  • Wonderfully sad

    By Scrappy82
    This is the third book from this author that I have read and I would say it is the best so far (other books were House Rules and My Sisters keeper). The family dynamics were realistic of what you would typically find in households with a disabled child. The ending was a surprising one but that it what this author is known for,along with tackling social issues.
  • Fantastic

    By Buffyogagirl
    Not always my favorite writer, but this was a page turner with a heart filed ending, worth a read!
  • Good read, awful ending

    An amazing book, not too keen on the ending though.

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