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My Sisters Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
fiction
From The Jacket:New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate a life and a role that she has never challenged until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable,a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person.Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.
Picoult completely lived up to all the great things I had heard about her novels. I couldn't put this book down. The characters were truly engaging and left me in tears many times.
by-Haley 2009/06/21, 09:03 PM
I agree, the book is very typical of Jodi Picoult. She draws you in quickly and her topics really make you think just what you would do in a similar situation. She presents in a way that even if you disageee with the decision, you can understand why. It made me cry at times also.
by-Sara 2009/03/19, 07:41 AM
I love reading Jodi Picoult, she rarely disappoints. This was a great read and it really pulled at my heartstrings. I wasn't sure who I was mad at for the situation. It was very thought provoking and did bring me to tears.
by-PBR 2009/03/19, 07:23 AM
 
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