My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult Paperback Book


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Author: Jodi Picoult

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: Oct 2005

Genre: Fiction - General

Discs: 12


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.

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BookLender review by merri on 2007-06-13 23:38:30

this was such a thoughtful book, yet good at the same time. one child is sick, and the other child cant be a doner. so the parents purposefully conceive a new daughter who will be able to be a doner to the sick one, and her life is really just mostly to live that role. the younger daughter sues to divorce her parents to get control of her body, a move which may kill her sister... and then there's the brother who is kind of ignored in all of it... it will leave you wondering what you'd do...

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BookLender review by Joan on 2007-09-24 18:46:02

A riveting thought provoking story that presents all sides very well with an ending that certainly surpises the reader.

BookLender review by Georlen on 2007-08-10 16:44:55

Well written and thought provoking story about the effect of a terminally ill child on lives of the rest of the family members.

BookLender review by Jennifer on 2007-08-30 03:15:27

Once you start, you can't put it down, every parent should read this book