Handle With Care -Jodi Picoult (Review)

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Title :Handle With Care
Author :Jodi Picoult
First Published:2009
Country : USA

“All you ever really had was yourself,and that sort of sucked if you were less than reliable.”-Amelia

Charlotte O’Keefe has got a 5 years old daughter called Amelia when she met Sean O’Keefe.After a meeting that Charlotte’s bestfriend Piper Reece arranged,they started dating and got married soon.They have been trying to conceive for nearly a year and began seeing Piper Reece who is also an obstrician for months before they finally naturally conceived.Charlotte gave birth to a baby girl called Willow who suffered OI aka Osteogenesis Imperfecta.Her bones are so fragile and break easily.Before her birth she had already had 7 breaks and during her short life time she had had 64 breaks.Although life is pretty abnormal with the breaks,this small family continue to live happily.Until Willow was 6 years old and a vacation to Disneyland turned out to be a disaster,Charlotte suddenly filed a lawsuit suing her own best friend Piper for malpractice.This suit is known as a ‘wrongful birth’lawsuit.This means that Charlotte was saying she wished she could abort Willow if she was informed earlier about her disease.This lawsuit,in fact has ruined the family.Sean also filed a lawsuit against his wife and later he also legally asked for a divorce.Amelia turned into a bulimic teenager,a shoplifter,and everything she wasn’t before.While Willow herself feels so bad for herself because she knows her mother doesn’t want her and she feels she is not being loved.Charlotte filed that lawsuit for the money the might have if she wins,the money she can use to provide a better life for Willow,for buying her a new sport wheelchair,an adapted car,pamindrote shots,and everything that can make her daughter experience life to its fullest potential,but is this a wise choice?

I love Willow O’Keefe since the begining.She is smart,lovely,and just wonderful.That’s why I hate Charlotte sorely.Not just because she committed to say that she wants to abort her daughter in the court,even though it’s just a lie but also she betrayed her bestfriend .My favourite character here,however,is Piper Reece.What I like the most about this novel is how Jodi describe Amelia’s feelings because it’s exactly what I often feel.The words is powerful and swing my emotion ups and downs from the very beginning.The ending is what I found so disturbing.SPOILER ALERT!CONTINUE READING AT YOUR OWN RISKS:Willow died at the end,not because she broke,but she was drown.Somehow I didn’t feel the emotion while reading this scene I don’t know why,although I don’t cry easily over stories and movies,but still I didn’t feel even a slightest bit of sadness like when I read My Sister Keeper and Anna died.I feel Jodi is going to repeat her plot twist success in My Sister Keeper but this one didn’t turn out to be as good as the former one.The ending ruins the whole amazing story but afterall the process of reading all of the chapters are wonderful and I still found myself willing to write a review for this one.I recommend this one esp for Jodi’s fans.
I wonder why this cake is named after lemon although it contains just a very very very little lemon.I guess that’s how people are being labelled too.Just only because of a small act a person do they are being called after that.If you make that small act a good one,you are known as a good person,and vice versa.This post afterall has been too long but I think that’s okay because this will be my last post in 2016.Happy New Year folks!!!

Plot : ★★★☆☆
Characters: ★★★★☆
Writing : ★★★★☆
Story : ★★★☆☆
Pacing : ★★★☆☆
Cover : ★★☆☆☆



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