New York : Atria, c2004
vii, 423 p. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
0743454529 (hc.), 9780743454520 (hc.), 9781439163856 (pbk.), 0743454537 (pbk.), Language:
Also published: New York : Washington Square Press, 2005, c2004. 423 p
Winner of the 2005 Alex Award
Also published: New York, NY : Pocket Books, 2009. 500 p
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. 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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This is the worst book I have read in a long time. The characters are completely unsympathetic. The cancer patient only affects the plot indirectly and is treated more as an object than an actual character. Cancer does not a good book make. The author generally tells and summarizes instead of showing with vivid detail. This makes for an incredibly boring read. The plot is not believable in the slightest, and the ending makes the entirity of the book completely pointless and destroys any message that Jodi Picoult is trying to send out. Some of the characters do absolutely nothing important whatsoever, despite being POV Characters. I only recommend this book to those who want to read a completely terrible book, a book that is so bad it's terrible.
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