All Because of Hannah

Fiction - Womens
274 Pages
Reviewed on 05/14/2019
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Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite

All Because of Hannah by Danielle Patarazzi is a contemporary fiction novel about a woman who has just given birth to her second child. Due to medical negligence, her daughter is born with brain damage and cerebral palsy. However, Jillian Moore has an older daughter, Caroline. The family now must struggle with some grave decisions about life and family, and doing what’s best for Hannah without losing their own bond. Caroline, in the meantime, struggles with guilt and puberty. Yet, some unexpected circumstances will test them all.

I was admittedly drawn in by the author’s easy writing style and the flow of the novel. The chapters, while bouncing back and forth from Jillian's to Caroline’s points of view, were easy to follow, proffering different viewpoints of the same story. I felt I could relate to each of the characters’ struggles surrounding Hannah, as well as in their own daily lives. I found some points hard to believe, like Caroline’s parents’ reactions to some of her less favorable choices, but I was willing to overlook that for the sake of the character’s development. I would have liked more about the diagnosis of Hannah and how the conclusion was drawn that she did have cerebral palsy. I feel that part was glossed over to focus more on the reactions of Jillian and her family. On the whole, though, All Because of Hannah by Danielle Patarazzi is a heartwarming read with a very strong theme of family coming together in times of hardship.