this book is absolutely amazing and a five star rating hands down. this is the first book by jodi picoult that i have read and i look forward to reading more. the plot had many twists and turns so u never knew what to expect next. the characters are very believable and lifelike. definitely a must read for anyone.
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!
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.
My Sister's keeper is about a girl named Anna who was conceived so she could be a genetic match for her sister, Kate, who was diagnosed with Leukenia when she was 3 years old. Anna had undergone countless surgeries and transfusions and had finally had enough to make a desicion that could pull her family and kill the sister that she loves. This book really puts into perspective how much cancer affects a whole family's life, from the child with cancer, to her parents and the siblings. This book is unbelievably real and heartwarming, and will open up your eyes.
My Sisters Keeper is an awesome bok!! Anna at first holds a lawsuit against her parents for medical emancipation. she does not want to give her sister Kate, who has Lukemia her Kidney, meanwhile, Kate was dieing...... then, Kate meets Taylor, A guy that also has Lukemia! Their love flourishes as they realize that nothing is ever as it seems. Then Taylor dies, and the lawsuit trial has begun. a Tear Jeriking book!
If you were to read any book in the world I would recommend My Sister’s Keeper. I have just finished reading this book and its amazing. You know when you have just finished reading a book and you go wow if you really liked it. Well this is one of those. If I could put into words what I felt while reading this book I would, but seeing as I can’t all I can do is tell you about it and hope when you read it you’ll know what I mean. Thirteen-year-old Anna has spent most of her life undergoing countless surgeries, transfusion shots, and it’s all for her sister Kate. You see Anna sister has leukemia APL to be exact. Kate has had cancer since childhood; as a result Anna was conceived as a product of preimplantation. So that she could be a bone marrow match for Kate. Anna loves her sister but enough is enough.
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.
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.
This book is a wonderful book about an unusual subject. Although at the beginning I'll admit I though it was odd for Anna to not willingly give up her kidney for her sister. The story begin to unravel and this is definitely a tearjerker that will make you cry more than once. It is very long but that makes it more rewarding and interesting to read.
The character development is wonderful and there are numerous subplots throughout the story all of which are very engrossing. There is also some humor so it's a great read for anyone really. The ending was a bit disappointing for me but even that won't ruin the book which I think is one that you must definitely own.
My Sister's keeper is a very emotional and touching book. If you have a sister you will automatically get sucked into the story line. Kate has leukemia so the genetically engineered to have Anna to be a perfect match for Kate to save her life. Anna undergoes many procedures to save her sister. Every time Kate is in the hospital Anna is there too. This book keeps you guessing and you don't know where its going. Anna goes to a lawyer who agrees to represent her so she can be in control over her own body. She says she refuses to help Kate any more and is upset that no one seems to see her. Anna who is normally the peace keeper stands up and puts a rift in the family. If she doesn't give Kate her kidney she will die. This story is unique as it is told from every person's angle. You not only see the anguish that Anna is going through but also the flashbacks of their mother and father as well as the crazy behavior of their brother who gets over looked as well. The ending to this story is very surprising and by the end I was crying and calling my sister. It was a wonderful book!