My Sister's Keeper

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Reader reviewed by Zsuzsiee

            The first thing I like to say about this book is that it was a big surprise. Jodie the author made this story so predictable at first, but then everything started to shift around and unexpected things started to happen. I was devastated about the ending and honestly if you think you should read this book then do it! It is amazing and wonderfully put together.
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Great Until The Ending
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Reader reviewed by Froggytown

This book is told with alternating perspectives as it revolves around a trial case for Anna's rights to her own body.

It was a great story and I loved the subplot with the lawyer (Campbell) and Julia, but the ending made everything go down hill.

Now in the interview, Jodi claimed that this was the only accurate way to end the series, but I disagree.  When she said that, I figured it would end with Anna giving her kidney, or Kate dying.

But no, Anna ends up dying in a car crash and Kate gets her kidney because of that, and lives on to see tomorrow.  If that wasn't random, I don't know what is.

But I still recommend it, just be ready for that disappointment.
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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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Keeping it Real.
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Reader reviewed by an_d

Jodi Picoult can surely pull you into her fictional world.  Thing is, Miss Picoult's world is so much like our own that you feel as if you are reading the true to life story of someone in your neighborhood or someone that you may even know.  Her characters are so flawed and believeable that you ache for them, you root for them, you scream at them and you cry with them.    I have not read a book by Miss Picoult that I have not had this reaction.  My Sister's Keeper is no exception.  This is a story of more than than two sisters.  This is about a family and that family's decisions and what the outcome is when one family member takes a stand.  It's heart-wrenching, tissue-blowing, true to life and beautiful all wrapped up in between the front and back covers.  I recommend this book to anyone 12 and up.  

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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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A Keeper for you!
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Reader reviewed by Maura S

Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper is a riveting and sometimes shocking story. It is about Anna, a 13 year old girl, who seeks medical emancipation from her parents. Anna was born to be a donor for her sister , Kate, who has Leukemia and needs a Kidney Transplant. The story is filled with page turning suspense that lures you into Anna's world. My Sister's Keeper, although it is difficult subject matter, is a phenomeal book that should not be overlooked!

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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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Jodi Picoult's Best Work
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Reader reviewed by erica


In Jodi Picoults My Sisters Keeper, A family discovers their 2 year old daughter has an extremely aggressive type of leukemia and is need of a donor. There is no one in the family who matches, and the national registry can take years, if any at all. The parents opt for a genetically engineered child to be conceived for the blood contained within the umbilical cord. However, as the years go by more and more donations are required of this youngest child to keep the older daughter alive. At the age of 13 the youngest daughter files suit against her parents for medical emancipation.

The book revolves around this legal action, and is told from various viewpoints - the youngest daughter, her parents, her brother, her lawyer, and her guardian ad litem. Through these viewpoints the reader learns the history and dynamics of the family.

The ending - for which much has been made about this novel - was one that I had speculated could happen for this story, so it didn't come as a total and complete surprise for me as it obvious did for some. I didn't feel "cheated", as I felt the author had already addressed the main issues that needed to be addressed. There are no easy answers to this situation and any ending is going to be difficult, shy of a miracle or divine intervention.

I love books that make me think long after I finish reading them, and this one caused me to do just that. I also like books that allow me to get so caught up in the characters that I can shed a tear when I'm done reading, whether the ending is happy or sad, and this story allowed for that as well. This is an remarkable read, I definitely recommend it to all.
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My sister's keeper
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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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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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