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Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

In Books on May 27, 2012 at 12:07 am

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult is a story of family, of what it takes to tear a family apart and the price of bringing a family together to deal with their past and their future.

Luke Warren studies wolves, to the point of living in the wild with them and infiltrating their pack. When he returns to civilisation he is unable to re-orientate himself with his family or with normal life.

Some time after the family has gone their separate ways, they are called together, when there is a serious accident and Luke is in a critical condition. His daughter, Cara, and his estranged son, Edward, are faced with the agonising decision of determining whether they should continue life support for Luke. How can such a decision be made and are their reasons the right ones?

Jodi Picoult is a master at thrusting her characters and readers into controversy and throws one uncomfortable and often heart wrenching decision after another into the mix. Her characters are sympathetic and flawed enough to be relatable, so we are swept along in the twists and turn of events with them.

Often in Picoult’s books, as in Lone Wolf, all sides of the story are presented in an unbiased way, so the opinion you started with may be swayed, or swing back and forth, or you may not be able to form a definite opinion at all. One thing is certain, your emotions will be stirred and you will be forced to think about the value of people,family and life.

For more on Lone wolf and Jodi Picoult visit her site via the link below.

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult.
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