Sunday, July 19, 2009
Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult (36)
Every book by Jodi Picoult is a winner and this one is no exception. Her books generally are concerned with an issue and then the story is told with first person accounts from all the involved characters.
Handle with Care tells the story of Willow, a little girl afflicted with the disease of osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone) and her family's reaction to the disease. Willow's mother sues her doctor, who was also her best friend, for "wrongful birth" contending that she should have been informed about her baby's condition when she was 17 weeks pregnant and then could have decided whether or not to terminate the pregnancy. This lawsuit becomes a highly emotionally charged situation within this family.