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Handle with Care
Handle with Care: A Novel | Jodi Picoult
When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastatedshe will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. In this provocative story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance (Stephen King).Every expectant parent will tell you that they dont want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean OKeefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if theyd 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 its all worth it because Willow is, funny as it seems, perfect. Shes 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 Willows 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.
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K__doug
Mehso-so

It was very hard to read this and not compare it to “My Sisters Keeper”. It was a bit drawn out at times, and I think the ending was unnecessary. I keep trying different JP books because I do love her style of writing, it‘s interesting seeing all the different perspectives, but another unsatisfying ending.

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: John Q

Klou Perfect! 6mo
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Pageturner1
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@Lollymya

Got the books. Thank you!

Lollymya So glad 2y
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marleed
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Pickpick

I have several unread Jodi Picoult books on my shelves. I delay reading because they make my head spin and often hurt my heart. When, like this one, it involves a medically challenged child - even my stomach is queasy. Added to my stomach issues was the sugary recipes between chapters - oh boy, I‘m emotionally exhausted.

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I get what you are saying 😔. My Sister‘s Keeper was heart wrenching. 2y
BookDragonNotWorm She usually makes me cry, but Leaving Time almost destroyed me! 2y
marleed @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira @BookDragonNotWorm Ohh noo, Leaving Time is still on my shelves! I‘ll need to rebuild my armor before diving in. 2y
BookDragonNotWorm It's really good - my favorite of hers. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! 2y
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JoScho
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Gretchen311

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OriginalCyn620
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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RamsFan1963 LOOOOVE Neil Gaiman short stories!! I might be in the minority, but I like his short story collections more than his novels. 4y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices!! 📚 4y
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AprilMae
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Though it might have been tempting

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KristenDuck
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Pickpick

A mother and father have been raising their healthy daughter Amelia and not so healthy Willow, and we learn what life is like for a family with someone who has osteogenesis imperfecta.

This novel primarily follows a lawsuit claiming wrongful birth. If the mom had known Willow would have been born this way, would she have terminated the pregnancy?

I continue to be undecided about how I feel about this ending but overall a powerful story.

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JulAnna
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Tagged. I HATED the ending of this book!
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I am clumsy, so there have been many embarrassing bumps, falls, and drops in my life.😂
Vanilla
Blue Hugo 🙄
#friyayintro @howjessreads
Happy Friday, everyone!

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mildayulia
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"All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else's life would not have been as rich without us here."

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Jo_86
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Pickpick

Jodi picoult is always an easy gripping read for me, and this book was no different. I flew throught the pages during an 8 hour ferry crossing costing me all of my sleep 😂 but every character chapter makes you think of the situation from their side, every character is likeable and hateable in parts. Its heartbreaking, its something no-one would wish to go through and a book to read!

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rather_be_reading
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When bookstores are too far, this is how i support them. Plus their name for the club is hilarious! "Friends with Benefits"

shellleigh33 I ❤️ Jodi Picoult! I think I own just about everyone of her books. 4y
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acdiamond
Pickpick

Loved it

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Chronic_Reader
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#QuotsyMay18 • May 6|Glass • Today is also #WishboneDay celebrating Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease), so #Glass is a fitting theme for a quote from a great novel about a child with OI. Children with OI are often called “children of glass” because their bones can break with the smallest of contact.

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LittlePixels
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Pickpick

Jodi Picoult books are formulaic, but the subject matter is often interesting enough for me to overlook that and just enjoy the book. This was mostly the case with this one, even though I had a very hard time relating to the main character, and it was predictable enough that even the (unnecessary) ending was not a surprise. Still, I enjoyed it enough to give it a 👍

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LittlePixels
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I was feeling a little restless tonight, so I switched to the #audiobook so I could do a little #coloring to keep my hands busy. It's always so relaxing when I do it that I wonder why I don't do more of it. I'm enjoying the book, but the narrators leave a bit to be desired. Happy Saturday, Littens! 😊

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LittlePixels
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I spent much too long staring at this page, trying to work it out so the math made sense. Is it just me, or is "the tenth" really the 21st? I'm really enjoying this one so far, aside from my #pedantic observation. ?

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“I wondered about the explorers who‘d sailed their ships to the end of the world. How terrified they must have been when they risked falling over the edge; how amazed to discover, instead, places they had seen only in their dreams.”

#dreams
#Heartsandhardcovers

My other new shelf! Going to work on it tonight 📚💕📚💕

RealLifeReading Love that dream sign! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RealLifeReading thank you!!! It‘s my daughter‘s!! I borrowed it for a photo prop!! 💕 5y
corycatelyn Love that book! 5y
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[DELETED] 206653737 That dream sign is so pretty! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @corycatelyn it‘s so good!!! I love all of her books 📚📚 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bookish22 thank you!!! 💕💕 5y
GripLitGrl So pretty!😍 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GripLitGrl thanks!!!! ☺️😘 5y
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Mgrover
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When you love someone ❤️ Jodi Picoult

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 5y
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LadyGothic
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Book haul of today

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Ashcraft2222
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Just started reading this book

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cristiana_de_sousa
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Pickpick

Até agora o meu preferido! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Another tear jerker from Jodi Picoult... Willow has osteogenesis imperfecta and has never been able to do the things that her sister Amelia does... Amelia is an ice skater and Willow longs to do the same... Lots of emotions and controversial issues with this one!!

90sinjuly

#iceicebaby

Lmstraubie The ending! Ugh!!!!!!! 5y
Cinfhen I'm kind of over Jodi Picoult but this one sounds good 💕 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen it was!! I read it years ago ❤️ 5y
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GraciesLibrary
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Pickpick

In typical Picoult style, "Handle With Care" is current, relevant, and emotionally charged. The story deals with a severely disabled child, how this affects her family, and the "what ifs"... The book is narrated by several characters allowing the reader to be immersed in the issue from different perspectives. At times it was hard to read, yet even harder to put down.

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LiMartins
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A iniciar esta leitura de Jodi Picoult, super recomendada pelas amigas :) vamos ver o que me espera.

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throwmeabook
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Finally getting around to this...it's only been on my Goodreads tbr since 2009 😬#handlewithcare #jodipicoult #weekendreading #goodreadstbr #nhldraft

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Tamra I have yet to try, where do recommend I start? 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tamra They are all stand alones! My Sister's Keeper would be a great start!! 6y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tamra yay!! Let me know what you think 😘 6y
BookishBeth Love Jodi. I found the best plot twist in Leaving Time. 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookishBeth yeah it was great too!!! 6y
tpixie She's a great author!! 6y
tpixie @Tamra and if you don't have triggers 6y
Tamra @tpixie very few of those, thankfully. 6y
tpixie @Tamra it's an awesome one about a student shooting for multiple points of view 6y
Tamra @tpixie will TBR, thanks! 6y
tpixie @Tamra ok. Yikes. I read what I wrote above The school shooting isn't awesome. The writing, story, and how she approaches it is awesome. 6y
tpixie @Tiffy_Reads oh! Awesome! 6y
maich Nice photo👍 Last month I bought 2 books by J.Picoult. I haven't read it yet. 6y
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Lmstraubie
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This was the first book that came to mind for the prompt #siblings . I think about how both girls, in different ways, carried so much weight in this story. #aprilbookshowers @RealLifeReading

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Eggs
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And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. —RAYMOND CARVER, “LATE FRAGMENT” Loved this book😌💓

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CocoReads
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My pick for today's #photoadaynov16 I haven't read it yet, but it was at the front of my shelves #disabilities

christineandbooks I used to love Jodi Picoult, but I haven't read any of her more recent books. I should... 6y
Lauren_reading This is the only Picoult book I've read and it was really good, but so emotionally draining. 6y
CocoReads @christineandbooks @LaurenReads I've read a few of her books and I really enjoy them, but they're always emotionally draining. So I don't read them too close together. 6y
christineandbooks I agree! I always needed something lighter after one of hers. 6y
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Gelly

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

- Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird

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Knittingjoyce
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Pickpick

I know some don't care for Jodi Picoult's books, but I've always enjoyed them.

craven I love her books! Her newest one (Small Great Things) felt a bit uncomfortable to read, I think because she was writing about race from a position of privilege. 6y
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tonyasmith2202
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Can. Not. Stop. Listening. I ❤️ a good Jodi Picoult book!

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Sammidnightsun
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Charity shop I like be u got 4 more of her books happy days

Lauren_reading I really liked Handle with Care 6y
Roselyn_Reads Nineteen Minutes was intense 6y
Sammidnightsun @LaurenReads good to know lol 6y
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Sammidnightsun @Roselyn I'll make sure it's the first one I read 6y
Rebekaaah I second that, Nineteen Minutes was great! Vanishing Acts was fab too 👍🏻 6y
bookishkai Nineteen Minutes and VanishingbActs are two of my fave Jodi Picoult books. Enjoy your haul! 6y
Sammidnightsun @bookishkris thank u I will 😃 6y
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