Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

On an icy winter night, a terrible accident forces a family divided to come together and make a fateful decision. Cara, once protected by her father, Luke, is tormented by a secret that nobody knows. Her brother, Edward, has secrets of his own. He has kept them hidden, but now they may come to light, and if they do, Cara will be devastated. Their mother, Georgie, was never able to compete with her ex-husband’s obsessions, and now, his fate hangs in the balance and in the hands of her children. With conflicting motivations and emotions, what will this family decide? And will they be able to live with that decision, after the truth has been revealed? What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart?

This was a really interesting book, I chose to read it because I love Jodi Picoult's writing and her books, but mostly because I have a fetish for books about werewolves, I will read wolves any day.

Edward Warren left his home when he was eighteen due to the fact that he and his father had a disagreement and moved to Thailand. Cara has been living with her father since her mother remarried, when both Cara and her father are in a car accident leaving both of them injured, but Cara's father got the worst injured. Luke, both their father suffers severe brain trauma and is now in a vegetative state. Because Luke is divorced, the medical fate now belongs to his next of kin, his oldest and estranged son Edward. Both sibling fight over what is right and take it to court. Cara wants her father to remain alive even if it mean he will be a care home that takes care of him around the clock. Edward wants to pull the plug and let his father's memory be remembered, because he doesn't believe human life should be playing god with machines. 

Now I don't want to sound too critical, I mean Jodi is a NYT best selling author, but one thing I want to criticize, and what I notice in all her books is how all of her books are the same; the plots and the writing style. Every book is written in first person and has five or six different point of views, and mostly every single one of her books deals with a court case, mostly family members taking each other to court.  It works well for her, but it does get tiring to those who have read her books constantly as I have. The book was really good. I really enjoyed it. I found myself crying over this book three times. Jodi's writing is magical, every time I read one of her books I begin to cry. There are many moments when you will find yourself crying if you are as emotional as I am.

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