Although I didn't like this book as well as some of the other Jodi Picoult's I've listened to, in all fairness I expect a lot from this author. You really can't go wrong by choosing a book by Picoult. Even her "average" books are very good.
I am a Picoult fan. My last review was title, "Picoult Perfection" for her "Change of Heart". This one is disappointing.
The story was typical Picoult, well written and provocative. But wow, the ending was a complete anti-climax and didn't seem to fit the rest of the story. It seems as if she were thinking that she didn't know how to end it so she just tacked this on to get it to the publisher on time.
THIS BOOK SUCKED. WE GO FROM NICE LITTLE FAMILY TO EVERYBODY AND THING IN THIS FAMILY'S PATH IS TRASHED AND STAYS TRASHED. DON'T READ IT.
This book was excellent. As with all of her books one found himself wondering "What would I do?" This book reaches many different levels of moral comprehension. Depending on your religious orientation, you may agree or disagree with the writer.
I truly enjoyed this book. It is a must on my list of worthwhile reads.
Picoult is an uneven writer, but when she's good, she's one of the best. This is a terrific novel, a well told story with deep, well-developed characters. I loved "My Sister's Keeper" and "Change of Heart" and while I'll admit she's mining familiar territory, Picoult has some great twists here. I'm glad I bought this as an audio book. The narrators are excellent performers. I have enjoyed many audible books, but this one truly impressed me.
Jodi Picoult is one of my favourite authors. However, this being said, Handle With Care harkens back too closely to My Sister`s Keeper. Moreover, I find the idea of insurance fraud for `the sake of the children` appalling. While I normally enjoy the moral dilemma Picoult includes in many of her works, I did not find the mother character sympathetic. To my thinking, the author goes to great lengths to prove the adage; money can’t buy happiness.