29. August 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Sarah

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult, 477 pages, read by Sarah, on 08/27/2013

I seem destined to pick books told from different viewpoints!  Charlotte’s second pregnancy seems to be going perfectly fine until an ultrasound shows that her daughter has a brittle bone disease and has already broken 7 bones while still in the womb.  Willow is extremely fragile so her older sister, Amelia, can not play with her normally or share her love of ice-skating with her.  Through a series of unfortunate events, it becomes clear that this family is struggling financially and emotionally to deal with the day to day tasks.  An opportunity arises that might give them a way to provide for Willow for the rest of her life, but is it worth trading off important relationships?  This story is very moving and really makes you think about what you would do for YOUR loved one if you were in the same situation.  This story is not for the faint of heart.

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