24 Feb 2014

Book Review / Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

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.

Published:     28th February 2012
Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton
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Series:  Not part of a series
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   10 out of 10

What I loved about this book...

As with most of the books written by Jodi Picoult, this book has a very strong emotional message/tale to tell.  In this story, we see the dilemma between two siblings; one who has not seen his father in a few years and is resonsible to make the decision on whether or not life support should continue and one who has spent the last few years with her father but is not old enough to make medical decisions yet.  Reading this book, I found myself taking the side of the son (the oldest who has not seen his father for a while) for various reasons but moving towards the end of the book I realised that I could actually see valid reasosn from both siblings.  This is definately a story to think about.

What I was not fond of with this book...

Absolutely nothing, loved this book...

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Best wishes
Debs :-)