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Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult

The book I have chosen is Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult.

The basic premise of the novel is as follows:

LONE WOLF looks at the intersection between medical science and moral choices. If we can keep people who have no hope for recovery alive artificially, should they also be allowed to die artificially? Does the potential to save someone else’s life with a donated organ balance the act of hastening another’s death? And finally, when a father’s life hangs in the balance, which sibling should get to decide his fate?

I chose to do the letter C, which is the first letter of the main character's name; Cara. As the daughter and one responsible for her fathers car crash, she is the main character who fights for the right to decide whether her father should be kept alive on life support, or switched off. 

I did some various sketches and chose the following as my favourite:

I chose flowers as I feel they represent the circle of life. Unfortunately, flowers have a shorter life span and as humans we watch them blossom and grow before finally breaking off. As Cara is is in favour of keeping her father alive on life support, I felt the flowers represented her choice.

I then came up with the following colours. I chose a black background to represent the night sky and darkness, as the car accident happened at night and the characters must face decisions about death. I liked the blue option because the colours represented Cara's character as a soft and nurturing daughter. However, I chose the yellow as my final colour as it represents the moon in the sky. Throughout the novel, the reader is told about Cara's fathers life (Luke) before the accident. He spent his life studying and living amongst wolves, howling to the moon. I thought the choice of yellow best represented Luke, which ties in with the symoblism of the flowers. 

I decided to take out the extra flowers on the inside of the C as it made the letter look quite cluttered.

My own critique would be that some of the flowers look like stars, which could easily lead to some confusion. If I did this again I would pay more attention to the shape of the flowers and perhaps give them a little more detail. More contrasting shades may also have helped make the flowers stand out more.

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