The main plot of the story delves far beyond Joe. It goes into each child who has a 50/50 shot of having the gene that causes Huntington's. There's no so much more at stake. Do they get tested and know or avoid it and wait to see if the symptoms ever arrive. The decision is painful for all, especially for Katie, a 21 year old with dreams of owning her own yoga studio and a new romance that she wants to last.
Inside the O'Briens is not an easy read. The emotions you encounter for each character will have you laughing, crying, and crossing your fingers. The setting is very familiar to me. My husband is also a Red Sox fan, so Joe's passion for the team felt like home to me. The Boston-area setting was equally familiar. My only issue is that the book ended. I won't go into detail, but I'd love a follow up to their story because without one, I do feel a little let down.