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My Sister's Keeper

Picoult, Jodi

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Sister's Keeper
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Pocket Books, 2009.
ISBN: 143915726X
9781439157268
Characteristics: x, 500 p. ;,18 cm.

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Jul 11, 2014
  • jess5377 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My Sister's Kepper is a book I will never forget. A family of 4 that is told their youngest child has leukemia. In an attempt to save her, a child in genetically created in the womb with specific genes to become the perfect donor. The donor child then files a lawsuit against her parents for medical emancipation for the right to her own body. She does this by saying she know longer wants to endure the pain and medical treatments caused by helping her sister. They go to court, and it is discovered that the older daughter with leukemia asked her donor sister to do this for her to fulfill she wish to die.This novel is emotional, and has many twists and turns.The story is told in different perspectives, and that allows the reader to understand what each charter was feeling, and why someone did what they did. Although the ending is not what I would have written, it was still an overall good book. Knowing people who have had cancer allowed me to have a deeper understanding of what the characters were feeling. Overall I would recommend this book to friends and family.

Dec 21, 2013
  • texasbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is very good and I have read it many times.
Its about two sisters and one cancer and the other one was conceived to save the older sisters live.
In the book the sister who is sick lives but in the movie the well sister dies;
Makes you wonder if you would go to extremes to create a child to save the

other.

Aug 22, 2013
  • ehbooklover rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I’m not going to lie. This book was not an easy read due to its subject. Because of the emotionally draining content and the difficult questions raised throughout, I found myself constantly taking breaks from it in order to catch my breath. But then I would pick it right back up after only a couple of minutes because I could not wait to find out what happened next. And what a twist at the end! One of Picoult’s best.

Aug 05, 2013
  • Violet_Snake_11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book! Well written, great story, full of surprises, sweet, sad, funny, thoughtful and almost impossible to put down!

Jun 29, 2013
  • kowalskim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As with all Jodi's books, another GREAT story that's hard to put down. Though such a twist in this one that you don't expect. And you might need a box of tissue during this read.

Jun 15, 2013
  • sochilrita rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My first Jodi Picoult read and I enjoyed it immensely. My only dislike about the book was the ending- too much of a twist that I can't wrap my mind around it. The rest of the book is painfully honest about a family trying to work their way through tragedy and tough decisions. Not sure if I want the see the movie, since the book was so perfect.

Jun 03, 2013
  • teddypawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was my first Jodi Picoult novel. I just couldn't seem to put it down. I needed to know the reason for Anna's decision making. The ending brought me to tears and chills. Loved it! I now have a new author to start reading- next up will be "The Storyteller". And FYI- the book is always better than the movie!

Mar 02, 2013
  • brookeworthington rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you've only seen the movie, do not think you know this story. My Sister's Keeper is much deeper than that.
Ethical issue after ethical issue is revealed.
Caution: Don't read this book if you aren't ready to cry yourself to sleep.

Jan 08, 2013
  • SamanthaMc0428 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Finished this book pretty quickly but with some reluctance as I had a feeling it would have a gut-wrenching ending. Beautifully written and not one to read on the bus if you don't enjoy others seeing you cry. Brings up a very interesting ethical issue and demonstrates the incredible bond that can only be experienced between sisters. I will definitely check out some more of Picoult's books.

Jan 03, 2013
  • sablegirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this author! This is the first book of hers I read and I am hooked! It was definitely a page turner and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and it was a challenging story. I would highly recommend this book.

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Jul 09, 2013
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Oct 29, 2010
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Aug 20, 2014
  • M_ALCOTT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

" I was born for a very specific purpose. I wasn't the result of a cheap bottle of wine or a full moon or the heat of the moment. I was born because a scientist managed to hook up my mother's eggs and my father's sperm to create a specific combination of precious genetic material....they chose little embryonic me, specifically, because I could save my sister, Kate."-Anna

Jul 09, 2013
  • Divine19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Either this girl loses her sister, I think, or she's going to lose herself."

Jun 05, 2012
  • busyinbillspants rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I learn from my own daughter that you don’t have to be awake to cry.”

Jun 05, 2012
  • busyinbillspants rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I wondered what happened when you offered yourself to someone, and they opened you, only to discover you were not the gift they expected and they had to smile and nod and say thank you all the same.”

Jun 05, 2012
  • busyinbillspants rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”

Jul 10, 2008
  • Lauren rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?" p138

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Coarse Language: Lot's of swearing on Jessies' part.

Oct 29, 2010
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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Aug 10, 2008
  • Lauren rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Anna was concieved through IVF as a genetic match to her sister Kate, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at the age of 2. Initially only Anna's cord blood is donated, but as Kate's disease progresses and changes, Anna's parents have her donate blood and marrow several times. When Anna is 13 and Kate is 16, Kate's kidneys fail. The girls' parents expect Anna to donate a kidney to save Kate's life, as a transplant is Kate's only hope for survival. Anna hires a lawyer, Campbell Alexander, to help her become medically emancipated from her parents. This book follows the course of the trial, as Anna's family tries to come to terms with the lawsuit, and explores the family's life since Kate's diagnosis and their complex relationships with each other. Anna loves her sister--but is she willing to let her die?

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