My Sister's Keeper

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Reader reviewed by Sandy

This is one of those books, one of those amazing books that leaves you stunned hours, days, and perhaps weeks after youve finished it. The plot is incredibly gripping; by the time you get to the middle you think you know absolutely where its all headed and all that you need are those last few answers to confirm your growing suspicions. However, you soon find that all you thought you knew, you didn't. Things take a turn and suddenly what didn't make sense does and what you saw one way you now see another.

The ending is amazing, though heartbreakingly sad. At the very least your eyes will water. The characters are fascinating and are written in such a way that they pop off the page and come to life. They have pasts and their own little quirks. One of the best books that I have read in some time, go read it, its worth your time. Trust me!
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Keeping my heart
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Reader reviewed by Severa Drabczyk

My Sister's Keeper is about a girl named Anna who sues her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is being used for her older sister Kate, who has leukemia and needs all sorts of organs and blood cells. Her parents have been making her be a donor for her sister since the day she was born, in fact that's the reason she was born, to be Kate's genetic match so they could try save her.

I have to say this was one of the best books I've ever read. Jodi Picoult wrote it beautifully and wholeheartedly. It was quite a sad story, and I thought before I read it that I probably wouldn't like it, but silly me, I judged a book by it's cover. But I was really really wrong on that scale. I love this book and I will tell you why I love it. I love how she wrote it from all of the character's perspectives instead of only one. That way you could see how the other characters felt with all that was going on and it wasn't as easy to hate a character because you knew how they felt. Most of the time in books, it's just one character telling you their story and you know that character doesn't like this one character because that character did something wrong. But in this book not only do you get the main character's side, but all the other character's too. And that's why I loved the book so much, I was able to see what the characters were really feeling and that in itself was fantastic.
This book had alot of emotion and it really got me emotional. I laughed and I cried, I was angry and scared, I felt every emotion in one with this book. It truely touched my soul and taught me some valuble lessons, and I really hope if you're reading this review right now, you will go and pick this book up. If you are not into sad stories, then you probably don't want this one, but do what you want it's your life and your brain. It is a wonderful book, way worth your time. And who knows, maybe you'll love it as much as I did and it will keep your heart too.
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Amazing Ending...Great the whole way through
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Reader reviewed by Alexis

My Sister's Keeper was amazing.  In it Kate has cancer and she has an older brother.  Her brother is not a match for her blood type, so he can't be a donor for her.  So her parents have another child with the genetic material that will hopefully help heal Kate.  Unfortunately she has to undergo many surgeries to help her sister and she doesnt like enduring them all the time.  She decides to file for medical emancipation from her parents, so she hires a lawyerr.  The whole books is amazing but the flashbacks and the endings really touch you.  This is another amazing Jodi Picoult book written in her trial fashion.  I would reccommend this book for anyone over 16 years old.

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Breathtaking
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Reader reviewed by Tessa

WOW! this book was fantastic. i'm really looking forward to the movie and i hope they dont mess anything up. everything was so perfectly layed out in the book i hope the dont switch or add anything. this book had a suprising ending and thats what made me love this book so much. you really were hoping that everyone could understand eachother in the end. and once they did the one who made them understand was gone. this book made me cry. i recommed this book to my friends and someday when i have kids i will hope that they read this book too.

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Touching
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Reader reviewed by Maddie

I have never cried in a book... until I read this one. It truly shows the bonds and love between sisters, and highlights the terrifying aspect of cancer within a family. I have never read a more sad and touching books. This is the best shown example of family love I have ever read, and I recommend it to anyone who dares to get their eyes wet.
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great read!
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Reader reviewed by thea

I liked
this book very much. It had a good storyline which met my expectations.
The review from amazon pretty much sums it up, so here it is:

"Anna was genetically engineered to be a perfect match for her
cancer-ridden older sister. Since birth, the 13-year-old has donated
platelets, blood, her umbilical cord, and bone marrow as part of her
family's struggle to lengthen Kate's life. Anna is now being considered
as a kidney donor in a last-ditch attempt to save her 16-year-old
sister. As this compelling story opens, Anna has hired a lawyer to
represent her in a medical emancipation suit to allow her to have
control over her own body. Picoult skillfully relates the ensuing drama
from the points of view of the parents; Anna; Cambell, the
self-absorbed lawyer; Julia, the court-appointed guardian ad litem; and
Jesse, the troubled oldest child in the family. Everyone's quandary is
explicated and each of the characters is fully developed. There seems
to be no easy answer, and readers are likely to be sympathetic to all
sides of the case. This is a real page-turner and frighteningly
thought-provoking. The story shows evidence of thorough research and
the unexpected twist at the end will surprise almost everyone. The
novel does not answer many questions, but it sure raises some and will
have teens thinking about possible answers long after they have
finished the book.
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Jodi
Picoults' characters were very developed so at the climax of the novel,
you can't help but get emotional because the characters seem so real.
It was one book that really makes you think and question some of
today's' technologies. (Anna was concieved by IVF). I wonder: Is is
better to know more and be more technologically advanced or to not? I
would say that it is better to know more, but not necessarily always
better to create inventions from our knowledge. Often, they bring about
more harmful affects than good ones. Example: cars, the internet, etc.
The internet began as a way to get knowledge from around the world, but
turned into something ugly as did cars-because of money. Enough ranting
for today ;)

Quote from novel: "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."

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Reader reviewed by Sofie

This is probably one of the best books I have ever read.

My Sister's Keeper is about a 13 year old girl name Anna. Anna's sister has leukimia, a type of blood cancer. Anna was made especially to care for her sister, to donate organs, blood, and whatever else she needs.

However, Anna starts to not want to donate anymore, so she goes to a lawyer and saying she wants to sue her parents for the right of her own body. The lawyer decides to take this unusual case, and together they fight.

This is a tearjerker, so be ready. It is filled with great sub-plots and will keep you reading. This is a book I'd recommend to anybody.
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Heartbreaking
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Reader reviewed by Janet

My Sister's Keeper is a story told from many different views, about Anna, who was created to be a perfect genetic donor for her sister Kate, who has a rare form of leukemia. Kate, who has recently relapsed, is in desperate need of a kidney. As usual, their parents turn to Anna for a donation. Unwilling to donate a kidney, Anna sues for medical emancipation from her parents. Most of the book focuses on the trial, the people involved in the trial, and how Anna's family is nearly torn apart from the tension. The ending has a twist which no one could have expected, which will leave you heartbroken and wanting more.
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A memorable book
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Reader reviewed by Hannah

My sister's keeper is about a girl, Anna, who was medically "designed" so that her DNA matched up with her sisters. Her sister is sick with a rare form of cancer and needs organs and such from her sister to live. Eventually she gets sick of always being in the hospital and begs Anna to get a lawyer and declare medical emancipation from her parents.Anna agrees and does just so. This book is definately a tear jerker. It makes you thank God for your health.My sister's keeper will keep you turning the pages as you wait to find out what happens to Anna and family. 

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Reader reviewed by lauren

This book was really good, because it made me wonder if Anna was going to win medical emancipation. It also makes me mad that her parents only had her to help her sister, to give her transfusions or aanything she needed. I know that her sister was very sick, but Anna was asked if this was okay with her because she was so young! Its not right. The ending really surprised me, it was definatly not the way i thoguht it would turn out and i really liked how each chapter was told from a different characters perspective. This was a really good book.
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