If you have seen the movie, I say read the book. It's the same but not as much as you think it is.
I have known of this book for a while now, but I didn't know what it was all about, but of course, I ended up letting it piled up in my TBR pile for the longest time. I thought it was a chick flick.
Until the movie came....
I have a soft spot in anything that's being regard as a "spare part child". It has become an itch, or a peeve if you may, an issue this book has managed to portray.
I found myself trying to read it through whenever I could. This book comprised of first hand experience from all of the characters involved. The book centered on Anna, the specially engineered child by their parents, to be the sole donor for her older sister Kate, who is suffering from a rare kind of leukemia. One day, Anna just suddenly said she had enough and decided to court to apply for medical emancipation from her parents.
Personally this book is an emotional read for me. I got so absorbed in it, and I found myself feeling sorry for Anna through out the book. Regardless screaming somebody die already because I wanted to finish the book asap too lol.
But honestly… when I read the ending, I threw the book against the wall. I cried. I was emotional. I could NOT accept the ending of this book. It made me loathe the ending of the movie version of this book even more. There has NEVER been a book that could affect me as this one had been.
Oh well… try this out, you might be surprise when you come to love it as I did.
My Sister’s Keeper
By Jodi Picoult
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.
First Words.When I was little, the great mystery to me wasn't how babies were made, but why.
Quote. You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
rate } ♠♠♠♠
genre } fiction | chick lit | drama | bookclub
release day } 1st February 2005
publisher } Washington Square Press
format } Paperback
isbn } 9780743454537
pages } 488 pg.
source } bought
age group } pg 13+
interest } If you like Nicholas Spark, Try this one.
award } ALA Alex Award (2005)
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