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Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

Title/Author:Handle with Care / Jodi PicoultPublisher:Hodder & Stoughton Pages:548 ISBN 13:978-0340979044
In a nutshell
Willow is born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (commonly known as Brittle Bones disease) and her mom, Charloote, is offered a lifeline - to file a wrongful birth – suggesting that Sean and Charlotte (the mother) should have been made aware earlier on in her pregnancy that Willow suffered from this life-threatening condition. If they win the case, they'd receive a monetary payout which would secure Willow's future. And the doctor Charlotte would be suing is her best friend, Piper.

What's worse is filing for wrongful birth also means that if Charlotte had known in advance about the disability, she would have terminated the pregnancy, i.e. openly declaring it in court she would rather her daughter had never been born.
What I liked As with the other Picoult's books that I've read (My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes), it's thought-provoking. I lik…