Friday, March 9, 2012

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult


Todays book review is Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. Here is a review from Goodreads.com:

A life hanging in the balance…a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family, love, and letting go.

Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.

With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?

Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it’s meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart? Another tour de force from Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf examines the wild and lonely terrain upon which love battles reason.

My take on the book is I thought is was really fabulous!! This dysfunctional, torn apart family experienced so many highs, lows and everything in between. I love the way Jodi Picoult wrote each chapter from a different persons perspective. You got the feel of what that person was going through at that time. I felt so bad for Edward, the son and Cara, the daughter. The were put through so many emotions with regard to each other and whether they should terminate life support for their father, Luke. I loved reading about how a wolf thinks and reacts to certain things. There were some interesting facts in this book about wolves, things I never was aware of. I had a hard time putting this book down, I always wanted to find out more and how the family was coping with such a heartbreaking situation and decision that had to be made. I really wouldn't change a thing about this book or criticize a thing! I think Jodi Picoult has another winner on her hands and I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this book.

I was not paid by the publisher, author or anyone else for writing this review. This review is my opinion of this book.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

I collect Jodi Picoult books, but have not read this one yet. I love the way she writes. I usually read her books in two or three days. I cannot put them down!!
Thank you for the review, Sherri.
I will be purchasing this book soon.
xxoo

Sherri said...

Debbie, I had never read any of her books believe it or not! I will be reading more of hers for sure! Have a great weekend!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I've read great reviews for this novel so I'm glad to see it gets your endorsement as well, Sherri. Great review!

Darlene said...

Glad you enjoyed it Sherri. I haven't read Picoult's latest books but I have read all of her earlier ones. I'll get back to them one day.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Glad u liked this one as much as me Sherri.

Angie said...

Sherri, this sounds like a wonderful book. I have read a few of her books and really liked them. Plain Truth is one of my favorites. I am going to have to put this one on my list to be read... which keeps gettign bigger thanks to you! :)

Angie
PS. By the way, I am doing good. Will email today :)


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