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Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult
Handle With Care
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Things break all the time. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Promises break. Hearts 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.... show more
Things break all the time. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Promises break. Hearts 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 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, well, 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 should have 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 brings us into the heart of a family bound by an incredible burden, a desperate will to keep their ties from breaking, and, ultimately, a powerful capacity for love. Written with the grace and wisdom she's become famous for, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult offers us an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780743296410 (0743296419)
ASIN: 743296419
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 477
Edition language: English
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Something to Ponder
Something to Ponder rated it
0.0 Handle With Care
Another great book by Picoult! It tugged on my heart while making me more aware of a horrible birth defect.
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
1.0 Handle With Care
It's been a long time since I've read such a thoroughly horrible book. I'd give this zero stars if I could. It was pure dreck, through and through, and I seriously resent the time I spent with it. Every single character is unremittingly miserable and unpleasant--there is not a single character who i...
Romymaedchen
Romymaedchen rated it
Ich habe wieder einmal ein wunderbares Buch von Jodi Picoult geslesen. Sie ist so weise, irgendwie. In diesem Roman geht es um ein Mädchen, das mit Osteogenesis imperfecta, der Glasknochenkrankheit, geboren wurde. Wie immer erzählt Picoult aus den verschiedenen Perspektiven: Der Mutter, dem Vater, d...
The Reading Obsession
The Reading Obsession rated it
0.0
The tiny Korean also said I should read this one.
Meags' Books
Meags' Books rated it
3.0
The ending was so awful, I'd advise you stop reading before the final chapter. The rest of the book was good, though.
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