Friday, June 26, 2009

Handle with Care (2009)

Handle with Care Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Probably not the best Jodie Picoult but still an engrossing read that makes you question what you would do in a similar situation. Picoult uses a familiar structure of voicing the characters in their own words in their own chapters. It is very effective in presenting the why of actions that we would ordinarily condemn outright.

This time we are presented with a child born with OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), a debilitating and life threatening condition, and a lawsuit claiming "wrongful birth". With complication on top of complication, how will this family survive?

Nobody tells a story like Jodi Picoult. Besides the ethical questions, the reader is apt to learn something new. Picoult seems to even-handedly present each side and leave it up to the reader to decide where their sympathies should reside. For me, the message continues to be "judge not".

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