Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today's Digested Read


John Crace digests Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult:

Charlotte: I called you Willow. Though it's the readers who would be Weeping by the end. But not because they were sad. I felt as broken as you when Piper, the gynaecologist, saw the 28-week scan and told me you had osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a rare condition where your bones snap easily and you never grow taller than three foot. I was so happy, though, when she told me you had Type III and you wouldn't die at birth but would have a short painful life and then die. Otherwise I wouldn't have a story.

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