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My Sister's Keeper

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Author:  Jodi Picoult
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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 questioned… 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?

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Jan 28,2017
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An amazing book which allows the viewer to question human morals in society and experience the true heart break of cancer from the patients perspective and their families. It is definately a must read. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to gain some morally questioning, funny, despite, couragous, unexpecting, happy and heart breaking moments... 

Nov 25,2014
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My sisters keeper, written by Jodi Picoult is a novel that was written in 2004. The novel is based on a true story and was also created into a movie. Jodi Picoult is a very successful writer and has written books with over 40 million copies being sold all over the world.

It tells the story of 13 year old girl named Anna who goes through the extents of suing her parents for medical independence when she is expected to donate many of her organs, blood cells, bone marrow and also one of her kidney’s to her sister Kate, who is suffering and sadly dying from Leukemia. Kate was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was younger and from then on she had to have special care by her family, nurses from the hospital. The struggles that the family has to go through is unbearable because I could never imagine having to go through the same problems with my family. Life at times is a struggle and other times it is a bundle of happiness. This is because Kate has hope, but soon she realizes that she cant be cured...It is a one truly amazing book that would be appropriate for ages of around 13 and over. If you are going to read the book you have got to be emotionally stable and ready because the book is like a giant roller coaster, of life, having ups and downs around every corner. 

I rate the book a 8.5/10 it is defiantly worth reading !!! 

By Angelina :)

Oct 07,2014
5

My Sister’s Keeper is written by Jodi Picoult and was published, by Hodder and Stoughton Publishers in 2008. The setting is on Rhode Island off America and the time varies from past to present depending on who’s perspective the event is being viewed from. The main character is Anna Fitzgerald, a donor for her older sister, Kate Fitzgerald, who suffers from a rare case of leukemia.  Anna also has an older brother by the name Jesse, and two parents, Sara and Brian; Brian being a firefighter, and Sara being a full time mother to be there for Kate. Kate suffers illnesses and sicknesses reguarly, meaning Kate has to be hospitalised frequently, and keeping the Fitzgerald family on the edge of their seat. Anna wants the rights to her own body so she confers with a lawyer who agrees to take on her case. Anna desperately wants to help hold her family together while fulfilling her wish. Trying to make amends, Anna searches through the scrub to find herself as she comes closer to making the biggest discovery of her life.

I found this book enjoyable and I would highly recommend it to other readers as it is a touching story that shows us the struggles some familiess undergo while caring for a person enduring cancer. I loved when Anna found her place in her family and I was hooked from part ‘Thursday’.  I did find the start a bit slow but once you dive in to the depths of the book you will never want to leave the water. I think people who are fans of beautiful stories that have a touching message will adore this book. If you are a fan of ‘The Fault in our Stars’ then you will cherish this book.

I think Jodi Picoult wrote this book to show people the harships that people suffering from cancer undergo and to deliver a powerful message to the people of the world. I think Jodi wanted the world to take action and to help the cancer cause so we could help people worldwide. I think her opinion was that family is the most important thing in the world and also, that everyone should respect each other’s opinions. Everyone should have a choice to make their own decisions. I agree with Jodi Picoult and I believe we should all work towards world peace, where everyone respects each other and treats each other as equal.

Sit down in a comfy chair with a box of tissues, and prepare yourself for the emotional ride of a lifetime!

Sep 07,2014
4

My sister's keeper is a book about a girl named Kate that was genetically modified in the womb to be able to save her older sister from dying because she has leukemia. Kate undergoes so many different surgeries to save her sister. After a while she decides that she doesn't want to do that anymore and decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. Her parents are so confused to why she would do it but its because her sister wants her too. In the end Kate wins the case but the ending isn't so happy...

Apr 15,2013
3

Great book but quite intence and made me engrossed

Oct 19,2012
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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult it a very emotional and touching story. It is extremely well written and a book that you cant put down. It is a sad story of a girl named Anna. Her sister was diagnosed with cancer before Anna was born. SInce the day anna was born she had been forced to donate parts of her to try to help her sister. When anna is around 13, in an act of desperation she files a law order against her parents to have the rights to her own body. The book is very drama filled from the risk of being sued to the troubles anna's parents face with her older brother. It is a very inspirational book and definetely one of my all time favourites. ***** - 5 Star.

 

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