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Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 3/2012
Jodi Picoult has reached a new level with her new book, Lone Wolf. This book dragged me into a story, that I was uncertain about and before I knew it I was firmly engrossed. So much so that I continued to read through the tears, laughter, pain and heartache until the end of the book.
Luke Warren, the main character, was a man who lived life within his own boundaries. To some that life excluded his human family. To others he was a man who was able to understand and be one with a pack of wolves. This is not so much a story about life after severe and traumatic brain injury. This is not so much a story about anyone's rights to life and death. It is a story of a family torn apart by a man with all his glories and failings. It is a story about hope, anger, love and grief.
Those who know me, know I am a Jodi Picoult fan. While not all her books catch me the same way, they all make me take a part of myself and turn and twist it around - reshape it. For me, they make you face difficult subjects from all sides when there is no right or wrong. This book was more emotionally visceral.
Jodi's books sometimes signal the surprise ending and sometimes the endings slam into you taking your breath away. Prepare to reassess decisions made. Were they made with cold calculation of the pack or part of a family with all their foibles? Prepare not to breathe.