Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jodi Picoult books

I just read Jodi Picoult’s newest book, Handle with Care. As with most of her books, this one concerns family, relationships with friends, the law, and medical matters. True to form, this book alternates the narration among the main characters.

One of the characters in Handle with Care is a young girl, who was born with a rare, devastating disorder that causes her to suffer broken bones with the slightest wrong movement. Without giving anything away, her condition causes heartache for everyone, and families and friendships are severely tested. What if you experienced these stresses? How would you handle it?

I love reading Jodi’s books, because they treat contemporary issues that real people experience. I get to understand her characters better, when I hear their individual perspectives on what is taking place. This book pulls strongly on one’s emotions, and the reader cares deeply about what happens to everyone.

The PTO purchased our school library copy in memory of Lauren Savino. I obtained Jodi Picoult’s autograph and a brief inscription about Lauren, so this book carries extra meaning.

Have you read this book yet? I hope you’ll give it a try, and let me know what you think of it!

Have you read other books by Jodi Picoult? I’d love you to post a comment with your thoughts about one or more of her books that you have read. Be careful not to spoil the plot for someone who might yet want to read the book. If you need to say something that might give away an important part, please write “Spoiler alert” before you write that part.

Check out and vote in the poll I placed on my blog about Jodi Picoult books.

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