Monday, January 18, 2010

Handle with Care

After some time with no post to Page Nibblers I decided to share what I am reading. I am 88 pages into Jodi Picoults, Handle with Care. Jodi Picoult is also the Author of My Sisters Keeper, which we read in 2009.
Handle with care is about a family who has a little girl born with OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), also known as brittle bone disease. The story begins fast and furious and it sucked me in very quickly. I don't want to talk about the story because I think it will take away from you, the future reader. What I can tell you is that the story is good. In fact the only thing getting me through the book is the story about the little girl with OI. So, if I like the story then the book is good, right? WRONG.

I feel like I am reading My Sisters Keep over again. You have the little girl with a disease, an older sibling with issues because the moms energy is spent taking care of the sick child, a husband who is a cop (remember firefighter in MSK?), AND a lawyer. HWC has so many parallels to MSK that it is pure torture to read. However, I am sucked in by the story of OI so I I will complete the book and may have more to say about it when I am on page 477.