Monday, 2 April 2012

Jodi Picoult: Lone Wolf

When Luke Warren is involved in a car accident which leaves him in a coma, his family are gathered together against the odds; they face an impossible dilemma. His daughter Cara is praying for a miracle: she will fight everything and everyone to save her father's life. His son Edward can't imagine that a man who once ran with wolves could ever be happy with a different life. But he hasn't spoken to Luke for six years. How can he dare to speak on his father's behalf? Somehow, they must choose: Do they keep Luke alive? Or do they let him go?

As with all Picoult stories, this is a great moral dilemma and the reader can identify with all characters and finds it hard to take sides. In between the stories of Edward and Cara, we can see Luke's own version of the truth - the behaviour of a pack of wolves and how human life is or should be reflected.

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