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.


  1. Hmmm...yeah, sounds a lot like MSK. You'll have to let me know how it turns out. In the mean time I am not reading anything, because I have about 85 books (okay, maybe just ten) on hold at the library that I'm waiting for. It should allow me to get some other things done around my house besides reading. Or not.

  2. When I lived in Phoenix I knew a family that wrestled with OI - the wife and all three kids had it. Tough stuff!

    As for books that are very, very similar, I know what you mean. Still, it may be something I'll give a try just the same.

    Right now I've got three books in different rooms of the house and pick up whichever one I'm in the mood or closest to!

    I'm working on Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox, Borden Chantry by Louis L'Amour and Looking for Alaska by Peter Jenkens.

  3. It is fantastic to see a post on here!
    I've only read MSK, so I'm curious as to your thoughts as well. Piccoult seems to have a formula, near as I can tell, but it is a winning formula.

  4. I had kind of forgotten about Pagenibblers. But visiting it today gave me some ideas of books to read. Thanks.

    Right now I am in book 3 of the Twilight series.

    I just wanted to know what many of my family members were so enthralled about! My 47 year old son read all the books and went to the midnight showing of New Moon with his 18 year old daughter. They also took her to Forks for her 18th birthday present.

    While in book 1 I said to my son, "This is ridiculous and so unrealistic." To which he replied, "Mother JUST KEEP READING!" So I am.

  5. Pat, I listened to both Twighlight and New Moon as audio book. Personally, I thought they were dumb. I can see why they appeal to teen aged girls. I am totally baffled as to why so many adults enjoy them. I read them so I could carry on a conversation with my granddaughter and the kids in my Sunday School class. I did go see the movies back to back with a girlfriend. I guess it's my age, but I personally don't find the actor who plays Edward all that attractive. After reading Bella go on and on ad nauseum about how perfect he was it was sort of a let down. That is the one thing I like about books over movies, you can conjure up any mental picture that suits.

    However, I did like Jacob in New Moon.

  6. I like the twilight series. I thought the entire love story was totally lame and unrealistic but I loved the action. I wish they had more action. I was on TEAM JACOB!!! Linda, Book 4 is the best - keep reading!

  7. UGH!!!! If you come back to read this comment then ending of this book was just as crazy and out in left field as MSK. I have decided that I am DONE with Jodi's books. I think she just throws random things in the book for shock value. LAME SAUCE!