Title: Handle With Care
Author: Jodi Picoult
When I first heard the premise of this book I was pretty sure I was not going to like it.
Who wants to read about a mother suing her OB for the ‘wrongful birth’ of her daughter who was born with a rare disability, osteogenesis imperfecta (OI).
But I had been captivated by the author’s most recent book, House Rules, so decided I would give this book a chance.
Using the heart wrenching struggle of a little girl with OI, aka Brittle Bone Syndrome, as the background, Picoult builds our sympathy for the family and then lets us watch as it falls apart.
Like watching a train wreck, the reader is fascinated and horrified at the same time.
The story shows how the choices we make have consequences and when you decide the ends justify the means, are you have to be ready to live with the consequences.
Although some of the twists and turns seemed forced, I enjoyed the story and was not sure what was going to happen up to including the last page. I look forward to reading the next book by the author!