Review | Handle With Care

March 18, 2009

Jodi Picoult will be at Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s (on Lincoln) on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m.

Picoult’s newest, Handle With Care, is the ideal weekend escape–a riveting page-turner of a novel. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe’s vibrant, wonderful six-year-old Willow is perfect in every way, except for her health. Willow suffers from OI (osteogenesis imperfecta), a disease that consumers the family’s every waking moment. Exploring family dynamics when they collide not only with medical issues but lawsuits as well, Picoult weaves a story that questions our assumptions about health and quality of life while introducing us to unforgettable characters. – Jenn Northington