When I heard Jodi Picoult wrote a book about a little girl who has Osteogenisis Imperfecta (OI), I knew I had to read it. I bought Handle With Care when I was pregnant with Lincoln. For one reason or another, I didn't bring myself to actually read the book until recently, & he's now 8 months old.
Charlotte also says time and time again in the book that although Willow breaks so easily, she is the strongest person she knows. I cannot tell you how many times my own Mother has said this to me. My mouth probably dropped open when I read that line.
There are many controversies over the ending, none of which I'll get into, but I do understand the message the author was trying to get out. I don't necessarily have to like it, but I get the point she was trying to make.
I would recommend this book for anyone to read. Whether or not OI has affected your life, or you've never heard of it, the book is just amazing. I have never read a book by Jodi Picoult before, but now I'm anxious to read some of her others.