Handle with care

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Atria Books, 2009 - Fiction - 959 pages
275 Reviews
Charlotte O'Keefe's beautiful, much-longed-for, adored daughter Willow is born with osteogenesis imperfecta - a very severe form of brittle bone disease. If she slips on a crisp packet she could break both her legs, and spend six months in a half body cast. After years of caring for Willow, her family faces financial disaster. Then Charlotte is offered a lifeline. She could sue her obsetrician for wrongful birth - for not having diagnosed Willow's condition early enough in the pregnancy to be able to abort the child. The payout could secure Willow's future. But to get it would mean Charlotte suing her best friend. And standing up in court to declare that if she would have preferred that Willow had never been born.

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Great writer with an easy flow from chapter to chapter. - Borders
The ending kills me. - Goodreads
Even worse was the resolution of the general plot. - Goodreads
The ending was completely unnecessary. - Goodreads
Very sad ending, but still a must read. - Borders
I didn't like the whole premise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - ashleyk44 - LibraryThing

I was a little apprehensive in picking this one up after reading some mediocre (and less than mediocre) reviews - and I only had a few days to read it before it was due back the library, and I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - robson663 - LibraryThing

I had to give this one 50 pages, but then it had me hooked. Plot predominates over character development, but the characters are complex enough not to be predictable--same can be said of the narrative structure. Not a simple book. Engaging and satisfying. Read full review

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