Come tutti i genitori, Charlotte e Sean O'Keefe avrebbero chiesto un bambino sano, se avessero potuto scegliere. Invece, la loro vita è fatta di preoccupazioni, di notti insonni, di conti che si accumulano, degli sguardi pietosi dei genitori «più fortunati» e, peggio ancora, di «e se…» E se la loro bambina fosse nata sana? Vale la pena di affrontare tutto questo, però, perché Willow è perfetta, per quanto strano possa sembrare. È intelligente e carina, gentile e coraggiosa e, per avere solo cinque anni, inaspettatamente saggia. Ma quel «e se…» scava a fondo nel cuore e nella mente di Charlotte che decide di affrontare un processo contro la ginecologa che non ha diagnosticato prima la malattia della bambina: osteogenesi imperfetta, un'espressione asettica che descrive una fragilità ossea incompatibile con uno sviluppo e una vita «normali». Questo significa per Charlotte cercare risposta a una serie di domande che forse una madre non dovrebbe mai essere costretta a rivolgersi. E se avessero saputo prima della malattia di Willow? E se la loro amata Willow non fosse mai nata?
Le cose si rompono in continuazione. Bicchieri, piatti, unghie. Automobili, contratti, promesse... I cuori si rompono.
- ISBN: 8850245882
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 576
Typical Picoult plot and characters. The end really bothered me as it seemed unnecessary.
Picoult's books are incredibly formulaic, and their strength really lies in whether or not you care about the topic they address. I expected to be more intrigued by this one - OI ("brittle bone disease") and a wrongful birth suit. Either I just wasn't in the mood, or it read too much like My Sister' Leggi tutto
This book was a mixed bag. I will agree with readers that say it reminded them very much of My Sister's Keeper. I thought that Picoult did a nice job of developing Amelia's character and perspective. While I did find this book quite gripping, I find that Picoult needs to be wary of being too formulai Leggi tutto
This is the one that broke me!! Here are the things I know for sure:When you think you’re right, you are most likely wrong. Things that break—be they bones, hearts, or promises—can be put back together but will never really be whole. And, in spite of what I said, you can miss a person you’ve neve Leggi tutto
I am a big fan of Jodi Picoult but I couldn't wait to finish this book so I could read something enjoyable. I thought this book had no redeeming qualities. I didn't like the whole premise. How do you sue your best friend? It went down hill from there. I hated the ending.
I haven't read anything by Picoult in a few years, and I had forgotten how brilliant she is at blending multiple voices throughout a hefty, impressively researched novel. This book grabbed me hard and didn't let me go (sleep was lost, bus stops missed, etc). The personal, ethical, moral and social i Leggi tutto
Ok, so I just finished Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (due out April). This was the first Jodi Picoult book where I really struggled to finish it. I found it very repetitive & much too similar to My Sister's Keeper - just a different disease. There were family problems, questions of morality, severa Leggi tutto
I have mixed feelings about Picoult's latest novel. On the one hand, I really enjoyed once again the introduction of a controversial topic in mainstream fiction and the presentation of all points of view. On the other hand...well, there are a lot of other hands. Yes, from what I can recall, this is
I was really enjoying reading this latest from Picoult, especially since I hadn't enjoyed her last book. I was also interested in learning more about OI, since a local family was recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and their son has OI. However, after all the drama and tension, the ending jus Leggi tutto
Willow O'Keefe has seven broken bones before she took her first breath. Now her life is lived on a knife-edge. Born with brittle bone disease, she will never learn to skate like her sister. Even walking can be dangerous. One wrong step and Willow is back in a cast. The medical bills are crippling he Leggi tutto
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