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.
Addicted to Audible!
I would have liked this book much more if it was more original. I know that Jodi churns out a book every 9 mths, but she needs to find a few new, and original topics. She already explored sick kids and the effect on the family in my favorite book, My Sisters Keeper, that was amazing and I recommend it highly. This one comes too close to that.