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Handle with Care

A Novel
Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (363 ratings)
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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. In this provocative story from the number-one New York Times best-selling author, "Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance" (Stephen King).

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?

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care is an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.

©2016 Jodi Picoult (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Handle with Care

Another great story by Jodi Picoult! As an RN, I have once taken care of a young boy with OI and what a challenge this young boy was. However challenging, he was the sweetest boy and took after Mom, sweet and polite.
Thank you Jodi for writing a story about something that isn’t seen very often. Nice work Jodi and please do t stop writing. 😊

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Beautiful story of a parent's love!

Couldn't wait to be able to listen to it every moment possible. Loved it! Very thought provoking!

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this book broke my heart

the topic is tough making the book hard to get through but so worth it at the same time. this book broke my heart

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Reminds a lot My Sisters Keeper

Predictable for those who read my sisters keeper.
The plot and the end very similar .

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  • randi
  • GILBERT, AZ, United States
  • 07-24-17

Awful

This story is awful. I couldn't get halfway through it. A husband raping his wife to teach her a lesson is disgusting. I didn't expect this context to be in this book. Very disappointed

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amazing

loved it all. Everyone should read or listen to this riveting novel. interesting look at OI.

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Great

The ending was hard to handle. The rest was great. I love How jodi describes things. Her words are beautiful. But that ending! Ugh

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Great Story, Mediocre Narrator

While this is by far one of my favorite Jodi Picoult novels I had a really difficult time following this due to the narrator. The voices seemed forced and uncomfortable and I really had to focus on the book to know who's point of view we were in.

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  • Susan
  • San Dimas, CA, United States
  • 04-22-18

Frustrating

There were many things in this story I enjoyed. There were also some very frustrating storylines. I found the inclusion of all the recipes a bit too long and thus annoying. The narration was spot on. My frustration continues when I ponder whether to recommend Handle With Care or not. I just don’t know. Sorry to frustrate you.

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Handle With Care Book Review

One of my favorite books by Picoult. Didn't care much for the voice of Amelia.