Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult

Handle with Care

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2009-03-03
  • Genre: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 280 Ratings)

Description


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.

Reviews

  • Not the best

    3
    By Missbecky34
    I was very disappointed with the ending. Not one of my favorites by Jodi picoult.
  • Handle With Care

    3
    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.

    5
    By Ooollalaa
    Completely captivating in all aspects. Truly heart-wrenching. Tear jerking at it's finest.
  • Amazing

    5
    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.

    2
    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

    5
    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

    5
    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

    3
    By NYANPICKLES
    An amazing book, not too keen on the ending though.
  • 😭👍😊is one of her best books

    5
    By *ruty*
    I really love the story it made me cry since the beginning to the end
  • Great!

    4
    By Allie McBob
    One of my favorite Picoult books. This shows the true raw nature of a human.. Charlotte acts on all the thoughts the rest of us hide away.

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