Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Sometimes pain can bring a family back together.
Publisher’s Description: 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.
Possible spoilers beyond this point.
Luna Lovebooks says…
I am going to start off with my dislikes here simply because this one bugs me! Cara is not my favorite. For a seventeen-year-old, she is a spoiled, selfish brat in the way she treats her family. I understand that she doesn’t want to let her father go – but when all the doctors are saying he will never wake up and you throw many temper tantrums? When you get your brother thrown in jail? I did not enjoy reading her chapters. Lone Wolf also dragged in areas, often repeating the same information.
The multiple viewpoints gave us all side of the story. I like this for the fact that it shows us that not everything is what it seems when it comes to people. I also love, love, love the fact that Picoult did her research and integrated pack knowledge not only into the chapters dealing with wolves but also into the lives of the family as well. But my absolute favorite part of this novel was the ending – not because it was over – because it was perfect and full of hope.
I give this book three howls 😉
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