Handle With Care

From Caryn Eve Murray
author: Picoult, Jodi
Handle With Care
I confess to initial reluctance to read anything by Picoult, largely because of her mass appeal. But I relented, thinking openmindedness might be a virtue a reader should cultivate. However, I should have followed my gut instinct. This book treats a timely, sensitive and highly relevant contemporary subject as fodder for the narrative’s population of drama queens. The plot erupts with so much over-the-top coincidence and tragedy that it discredits what might have been an insightful, tender book. Picoult is way off the mark on this one.