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Lone Wolf summary Lone Wolf, series Lone Wolf, book Lone Wolf, pdf Lone Wolf, Lone Wolf dcf53ff21e A Life Hanging In The Balance A Family Torn Apart The Internationally Bestselling Author Jodi Picoult Tells An Unforgettable Story About Family Secrets, Love, And Letting Go On An Icy Winter Night, A Terrible Accident Forces A Family Divided To Come Together And Make A Fateful Decision Cara, Once Protected By Her Father, Luke, Is Tormented By A Secret That Nobody Knows Her Brother, Edward, Has Secrets Of His Own He Has Kept Them Hidden, But Now They May Come To Light, And If They Do, Cara Will Be Devastated Their Mother, Georgie, Was Never Able To Compete With Her Ex Husband S Obsessions, And Now, His Fate Hangs In The Balance And In The Hands Of Her Children With Conflicting Motivations And Emotions, What Will This Family Decide And Will They Be Able To Live With That Decision, After The Truth Has Been Revealed What Happens When The Hope That Should Sustain A Family Is The Very Thing Tearing It Apart


10 thoughts on “Lone Wolf

  1. says:

    Let me start by saying, I love Jodi Picoult s novels I ve read 13 of them, most of which were thoroughly enjoyable with only a couple of notable exceptions Songs of the Humpback Whale for one I m always excited to see when she s written something new and can t wait for it to come into print When I ve read or listened to interviews she s given, I am always amazed that she writes all of her novels in about 9 months For the most part, you would never be able to tell they are written so quickly.However, Lone Wolf was the exception Not only was this book not enjoyable, it was physically painful to read It was one of those books that you read 150 pages in, decide you don t really like the book, but feel like you have to finish it just because you ve already put so much effort into reading it To me, it feels like she just didn t have enough time to really get at the heart of the novel The characters were underdeveloped, the voices stagnant, and the plot unrealistic One of my favorite things about reading a novel by Picoult is her use of voice In this novel however, the voices of each character were so similar as to be indistinguishable from one another If there weren t names at the beginning of each chapter, I would have said this was a first person omnicient narrator Further, the plot was at times contrived and at other times wholly unrealistic The surprise ending was so poorly done that it was truly unbelievable The only redeeming quality of the book, for me, was the information about wolves I found her research to be fascinating and wished could have been incorporated about them I didn t enjoy this book But I do love other novels by Jodi Picoult and would recommend many of them Hopefully, the next novel will be better than Lone Wolf.


  2. says:

    I was pretty disappointed with this book To be honest though, I thought the same when I read the excerpt Jodi Picoult published months maybe even a year ago on her website But I gave the book a chance because Ms Picoult is one of my favorite authors I guess the main problem with the book is that, unlike her previous books, the characters in Lone Wolf are boring and stale Jodi Picoult s books are known for their intricate plots and well developed characters Her story lines are typically not so predictable as this one From the beginning of the book, you can basically tell how it will end The characters in Lone Wolf are hardly developed Usually her characters are complicated and are intertwined with each other in so many ways and angles For example, Picoult gives a little information for the character of Helen Bedd She provides a cute explanation to the origin of her name mainly I think because she heard it in a joke and wanted to throw it in and has her briefly interact with both Cara and Edward meetings with no impact to the story Her appearance in court reads like a letter the character doesn t actually speak to the judge No other information is given If Helen Bedd was given of a background and role in the story, she wouldn t be such a throw away character Unfortunately, her main characters are not much better It seems to have been hurriedly put together with not much thought The original plot is intriguing but Picoult does little to expand on the idea And that s a shame because she is an excellent writer The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Lone Wolf is half assed.


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    Lone Wolf, Jodi PicoultLone Wolf is a 2012 bestselling novel by American author Jodi Picoult The book was released on February 28, 2012 and centers around a man returning to his childhood home after a terrible accident Edward Warren has been living in Thailand for nearly 6 years when he receives a frantic phone call His estranged family have been injured in a car accident in NH Warren s father is comatose and his sister, Cara, is also injured Cara still holds a grudge against Edward, since his departure led to their parents divorce In the wreckage of the ruined marriage, she s lived with her father an animal conservationist who became famous after living with a gray wolf pack in the Canadian wild It is almost impossible for her to reconcile the broken man in the hospital bed with her vibrant, dynamic father 2015 1393 541 21 14 5 9786006796222 21 .


  4. says:

    Whatever type of drama family, medical, courtroom, even wild animal dramathis book has them all, with Jodi Picoult s signature all over it It may be that her books has a certain mould, a template, but she gets published only once or twice a year so if you re like me who waits to read the latest, you can liken it to waiting for Christmas.There s always something new to learn in her books In Lone Wolf, there was of course the wolf lessons, both about them and from them There were the briefs on the law Most importantly, there were family and relationship lessons.I highly recommend this to anybody who is willing to listen and to feel to those who highly value their familial relationships to those who have at one time or another have walked out of his pack, but who have found and earned his way back.


  5. says:

    Oh, my god, this book is so amazing it made me want to cry at the end of this book I really loved this book


  6. says:

    Eh Just Meh Jodi, Jodi, Jodi. I know you don t write just for me But my heart is breaking a little bit.You used to be my favorite author I bought your books, even in hardback, which is a rare thing for this frugal girl to do.Sight unseen, I d buy them, because I just knew they would be good.About four books back or so, I began to feel they were becoming formulaic.The twists were predictable, the tearjerkers at the end became cheap and redundant.I hoped for I still believed.With these last two books, though, my belief is fading.You ve been relegated to being an author I put on reserve at the library.I still get excited, and hopeful, but in the end I m usually just glad I didn t spend twenty five bucks for the read.I miss you, Jodi, and I think you ve still got it I m waiting In regards to Lone Wolf itself, it just didn t do it for me I couldn t get into any of the main characters at all Not the mom or the stepfather or the brother or the sister.I did enjoy the parts about Luke, which surprised me b c I expected to like those parts the least.It s my understanding from seeing reviews on that this book was not well researched and wolf lovers are all up in arms about the lack of research and correct wolf information I don t know enough about wolves to have an opinion on this issue.This is not a book I would want to pick up and read again LOVE the early Picoult books though


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    This is one of those books where I started doubting if the whole wolf allegory would mess up the storytelling But it was an essential part of the whole reading experience Amazing piece by Picoult Full review coming soon Originally posted on my blog Guiltless ReadingJodi Picoult s powerful stories are not new to me So when I saw that her latest novel Lone Wolf was up for grabs in Goodreads, I didn t think twice And so I was among the lucky ones who got an Advanced Reader Copy My thoughts The story revolves around a man who was in an accident, lying comatose in the hospital That man is Luke Warren, a passionate zoologist, who had put his human life on hold and went to live among the wolves in the wild He had returned to an alienated wife and two kids, Edward and Cara Georgie divorced Luke and made a new life for herself, marrying a lawyer and starting a new family Cara stayed on with her father Edward fled the country, and his family.Now faced with medical decisions needing to be made, Edward, the prodigal son, returns at the request of his mother Seventeen year old Cara, figured in the same accident as her father, but escaped with only minor injuries.The story revolves around the difficult decisions that family members must wrestle with, in their lives together, and their future together The already strained dynamics of a family in crisis becomes a legal battle as each one believes they know what s best in the interest of Luke Warren Moral and legal questions come to fore Who should make critical medical decisions someone who is legally of age, or who knows that person s wishes better Who determines when to cut off life support What if the patient wants to donate their organs The book s chapters shift with the characters, with first person viewpoints, making for very interesting reading You ll hear it from Georgie, Cara, Edward, and from Luke himself You ll notice this through the change in font type which I must point out is quite annoying to read , the tone of voice, and simply the whole difference in perspectives.The story comes to a dramatic and tragic close, with family members coming out better for the experience Ok, so now for the wolf part The title intrigued me The cover looked rather literal, but I figured it would have a metaphorical treatment I was pleasantly surprised that the use of wolves was both literal and metaphorical And that is what I feel has made this book stand apart Jodi Picoult based her story on a true story, that of renowned wolf researcher Shaun Ellis, also known as the Wolfman His research has fed into Luke Warren s accounts of his life with wolves, from the science y side as well as from the vulnerable human side I have been asked many times what made me choose this path in life I think part of it was that animals have always been straight with me, but humans haven t But the other part is that I don t take no for an answer very easily p 60 page may change , ARC of Lone Wolf Picoult has a tender way of drawing parallelisms between wolves and humans insights about family, loyalty, and other distinctly traits we come to think as human which made me wonder at how complicated we ve made our lives There s an honesty to the wolf world that is liberating There s no diplomacy, no decorum You tell your enemy you hate him you show your admiration by confessing the truth That directness doesn t work with humans, who are masters of subterfuge Does this dress make me look fat Do you really love me Do you miss me When a person asks this, she really doesn t want to now the real answer She wants you to lie to her After two years of living with wolves I had forgotten how many lies it takes to build a relationship p 342 343 pages may change , ARC of Lone Wolf I learned so much about humanity through wolves Quite amazing to accomplish through a book Verdict Amazing piece by Picoult Beautiful, powerful storytelling about family life Be prepared for the insights about wolf life the whole wolf allegory is essential part of the whole reading experience.


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    2.5 starsI am a big Jodi Picoult fan Her books are easy to read quickly and involve family dynamics She always seems to do a lot of research on a wide range of topics in order to bring controversial issues into her books to keep them a little cerebral than other chic lit authors However, the subject matter in this book was intangible for me A guy who preferred living with the wolves than with his wife and two kids It seemed far fetched and a unrealistic First, why would a woman want to be with a guy like that, let alone marry him, have kids with him and then stay with him after he left for two years to go be with the wolves The wolves clearly ranked higher than his family in his book I didn t like any of the characters either because they were all so selfish, felt sorry for themselves, and were too cowardly to do anything about their situations No one wants to deal with anything in this book They all run away from their problems leaving them all unresolved I only liked this book for Jodi Picoult s excellent writing and the interesting information about people being brain dead vs in a vegetative state.Each chapter is narrated by alternating characters Luke s are all written in italics because he is in a coma His were the most boring and ridiculous of the book I did not care about any of the information about wolves and their packs I especially didn t Iike any of the wolf proverbs before many of the chapters It was shoved down our throats enough that wolves are so wise and all knowing I doubt any wolf acres about humans than the other wolves Luke cared about them then his family because he fit in better with the animals This guy just seemed crazy The only reason he comes back to be with humans is because they don t love him back They treat each other the way they do out of duty rather than love Which is weird because that is how he parents his own kids Here he is giving all this information about how wolves parent their young and he tell us all the hierarchy in the wolf pack yet he himself sucks at being a parent What little parenting he does is always related back to what wolves would do in their kids situations I guess the reader is supposed to be impressed by how intelligent the wolves are and all the lessons humans can learn about themselves by studying them But all of that is lost because Luke never incorporates those into his own life Oh wait, he does though when he has sex with his wife but is too rough like a wolf that he hurts her and bruises her skin all over He fails at his own life He abandons his kids and goes to live with wolves Pretty good parenting there huh Is that what a wolf would do This guy was so full of bs that I didn t want to read any of his chapters And he was the one in a coma that we were supposed to care about I thought they should have given him to the wolves so they could take care of their own.I hate when authors play the reader for a fool by purposely holding back information in the form of secrets that the characters won t yet be ready to reveal the answers to until they have worked through enough to comes to term with them and then finally be able to tell the reader about them Only at the end of course This is the cheapest writing tactic and it is insulting We are left wondering for the whole book what really happened in the car accident with Cara and her father and what did Luke say that was so awful to his son Edward that caused him to run off to live in Thailand forever at 18 leaving only a note behind This is all done to string the leader along to make them stay til the end It is unfortunate that Jodi Picoult feels she has to do this despite thinking her reader intelligent enough to read about medical jargon such as he had a temporal lobe hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage, an intraventricular hemorrhage that produced an incipient herniation Everyone was so bad at being in a family in this book Obviously we have Luke who leaves his to go be with the wolves for two years Cara has her brother arrested and charged for murder because she wants her voice to finally be heard in this family Georgie remarries and purposely has new kids in order to try to do it right this time These people are so irresponsible that I never felt sorry for them or wanted them to get what they wanted They deserved it It is sad that I felt like that too because there were very important family issues and topics in this book that should have mattered but didn t because of the awful characters.I did like how ironic it was that a guy who preferred to be with the wolves because they had to deal with real issues such as life and death rather than deciding what cereal you want for breakfast is himself stuck between life and death in a coma A good take away from this book is that people need to discuss with their loved ones what they would want to happen to them if they were brain dead and if they would also want to be an organ donor.


  9. says:

    As soon as I heard about Jodi Picoult s latest novel, I just had to get my hands on a copy When I did receive a copy from the publishers, I just couldn t wait to get started on it Whilst I haven t read them all, I ve read most of Jodi Picoult s novels and I ve really enjoyed them, giving her a firm place in my favourite authors I ll start by admitting that I was slightly wary of the wolf aspect of this book Whilst I love animals, I m not usually keen on reading about them and I have had no interest in wolves before Still, I really wanted to read it just because of the author Thankfully, once again, she didn t let me down Picoult does go into detail about wolves as they play a huge part in the novel, as you can expect simply from the title I never felt overwhelmed by this information though it became very fascinating and it s clear that a great amount of research went into the writing I was extremely impressed with how Picoult formed the story the recollections of Luke s time living with wolves worked extremely well in parallelling the events that were happening in the present However, this book is not just about wolves It is also about relationships, loyalty and family It s also a novel about deciding what is right, not only for yourself, but for others It s about letting go of perceptions, beliefs and people.There are several important characters, the main ones being Luke, Cara, Edward, Georgie and Joe, which we get to hear from as they independently narrate Luke is the father of Cara and Edward, as well as the ex husband of Georgie He is our central character in this novel as the story revolves around him After a car crash with his daughter, he is left in a coma and it must be decided what to do turn off the machine that is keeping him alive so that his organs can be donated, or keep him alive and wait for a miracle We learn about Luke through accounts of his time living with wolves and through the thoughts and actions of his children and his ex wife Even after completing the book, I am still torn on my thoughts regarding Luke, but I think that it s a good thing that the author still has me thinking, even after I ve finished reading.All of the characters that we are introduced to are deeply complex and have had so many experiences that have shaped and affected them They each have distinctive voices opinions and it is interesting to see how they all interact Picoult is fantastic at portraying the characters that she has created and allows us to really get to know them and feel their emotions Picoult has a formula that she knows works she crafts realistic stories, adds twists and turns, throws in well written arguments for both sides of often controversial topics and manages to come up with stories that have an impact upon you If you liked her previous novels, there s no doubt that you ll enjoy this one just as much If you haven t read any of her novels before, I promise you that you are missing out I d have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone This is yet another astonishing piece of writing from an incredibly talented author and now I m impatiently waiting to see what she can offer us next


  10. says:

    This was so captivating You ask yourself so many questions about life, death, family, love, hate, and betrayal along with loyalty I could not put this book down but had to for emotional stability lol When I came back to it today, I read it nonstop until the end I believe there are so many dynamics to family and relationships that we do not contemplate into faced with them head on because they make us uncomfortable and force us to ask questions about people we love and ourselves that we just would rather not The aspects of animal and human behavior entwining and even separating in this book is phenomenal Overall, a great story with a strong emotional feel Highly enjoyed this reading experience


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