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Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf
By Jodi Picoult
Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2012
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
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?



I chose to review this book because I know a lot of older teens enjoy Jodi Picoult's books, even though her intended audience is adults. Most people that like her books are hard-core fans and have read a ton of her books. I think her style is interesting, but I've only read a few. I liked House Rules (even though it was a lot like an episode of CSI,) I really disliked Handle With Care (there was so much unhappiness in that book and the ending bothered me) and I wasn't the biggest fan of Songs of the Humpback Whale (but you could tell she was finding her style as a great author.)

This one was by far my favorite. It had a good ending, and it didn't feel overly dramatic. I felt that the secrets were resolved at the right pace and they weren't what I was necessarily expecting. It felt like a real family to me. I liked learning about this group of people. Well done, Jodi Picoult.

Has anyone else who has read a lot of her books read this one? How did it compare in your opinion?

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