Handle with Care

Handle with Care

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When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastated--she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. 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, 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 had 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?

Title:Handle with Care
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780743296410
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    Handle with Care Reviews

  • Laura

    Typical Picoult plot and characters. The end really bothered me as it seemed unnecessary....

  • Lani

    Picoult's books are incredibly formulaic, and their strength really lies in whether or not you care about the topic they address. I expected to be more intrigued by this one - OI ("brittle bone diseas...

  • Leeann

    This book was a mixed bag.I will agree with readers that say it reminded them very much of My Sister's Keeper. I thought that Picoult did a nice job of developing Amelia's character and perspective. W...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    This is the one that broke me!! Here are the things I know for sure:When you think you’re right, you are most likely wrong. Things that break—be they bones, hearts, or promises—can be put bac...

  • Janet

    I am a big fan of Jodi Picoult but I couldn't wait to finish this book so I could read something enjoyable. I thought this book had no redeeming qualities. I didn't like the whole premise. How do you ...

  • Jackie

    I haven't read anything by Picoult in a few years, and I had forgotten how brilliant she is at blending multiple voices throughout a hefty, impressively researched novel. This book grabbed me hard and...

  • Audrey

    Ok, so I just finished Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (due out April).This was the first Jodi Picoult book where I really struggled to finish it. I found it very repetitive & much too similar to My ...

  • eRin

    I have mixed feelings about Picoult's latest novel. On the one hand, I really enjoyed once again the introduction of a controversial topic in mainstream fiction and the presentation of all points of v...

  • Alissa

    I was really enjoying reading this latest from Picoult, especially since I hadn't enjoyed her last book. I was also interested in learning more about OI, since a local family was recently on Extreme M...

  • Aoibhnn

    Willow O'Keefe has seven broken bones before she took her first breath. Now her life is lived on a knife-edge. Born with brittle bone disease, she will never learn to skate like her sister. Even walki...