My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult

My Sister's Keeper

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2004-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 634 Ratings)

Description

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body in this powerful family drama that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person.

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.

Reviews

  • Sad but satisfying

    5
    By Melanae
    A great look at how each of the characters is impacted by the tragic circumstances of Kate's illness, and also the heroism and growth of each.
  • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER

    5
    By 27383929920:88383929202
    I loved this book so much!! I couldn't put it down. I loved how it was written from all the family (except Kate) but it makes you see every side of the story! Love Jodi Picoult so much!
  • Never read it but..

    5
    By Heba01
    I never read the book but I watched the movie which was great and I was cry thing through the whole thing
  • Amazing Book!

    5
    By CandyCakesxD
    Loved it from the beginning!
  • Heart wrenching

    5
    By Toccoa girl
    I totally recommend this book. It gripped my heart strings. I was intrigued the whole way through.
  • This is such a good book

    4
    By Nikechick478
    I love it, it was sad though at the end. But it was still good
  • Couldn't stop reading

    5
    By Siebear2013
    Best book I've ever read
  • Could not put it down

    4
    By Jennie Meeth
    The beginning is great. It takes some getting used to how each chapter is from a different characters point of view (which I think makes it a bit choppy) and that it jumps from present to past. But the story and the characters are very well written. It drags on for a little bit, but not enough to want to stop reading. I definitely recommend this book.
  • Very good

    4
    By Tinka1159
    The book was good, it kind of dragged at some points. The ending had me sobbing like a baby, I was definitely not expecting the ending. Even though I liked the book a lot, I thought it would have been better if it ended differently. I would have liked to know a little bit more of how things played out.
  • Have a box of tissues ready! Open flood gates

    4
    By Sturzl2013
    I really like this book it was such a sweet story but a little too much for me I hate sad books that make u cry uncontrollable! I am a softy, but a great story with a very sad ending

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