My Sister's Keeper

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Reader reviewed by Brittany

The book, My Sister's Keeper, was written by Jodi Picoult in 2006, an award nominee for Best Novel.  The author lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children and is the New York Times bestselling author for My Sister's Keeper.  This book is about a girl named Kate who was diagnosed with leukemia when she was two-years-old.  Her brother Jesse was not a blood match so he could not giver her blood cells or any organs to help her survive.  Kate's parents, Brian and Sara, dicided to have another baby that was genetically designed to match Kate so that it could be a donor.  The babay they had was a girl named Anna.  She was engineered to donate to Kate when she would go into remission.  Anna had been donating to Kate for thirteen years of her life when she decided to sue her parents for legal emancipation for medical purposes.  When Anna was thirteen she decidedthat she no longer wanted to risk her life to try to save her sisters'. Her parents are furious and think that Anna is only doing it so that she can have some of the attention instead of Kate getting it all the time.  At this time Kate is in remission and needs a kidney in order to survive.  Meanwhile, their brother Jesse begins to get in a lot of trouble because he does not want his sister to be sick and it takes some of the stress off.  He begins to set abandoned buildings on fire, start drugs, and moves above the garage to make it more like an "apartment."  The family struggles to stay together and everyone turns into a wreck not knowing if Kate will survive, Anna win her case, or if Jesse stays out of trouble.  San Jose Mercury News commented, "Full of insight, inspiration, and heartbreak...Picoult's handling of the central issue is flawless."
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i love this book!
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Reader reviewed by amanda

 although this story is reall really really sad( i cried) it is one of my favorites, the story is based a round a thirteen year old girl who's sister is dieing of cancer, Anna has been giving her sister her organs and blood sence she was six years old and doesn't know if she can do it anymore, so she gets a lawyer and files for medical immansipation from her parents.
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Moving and Powerful
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Reader reviewed by Aud

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!
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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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Beautiful
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Reader reviewed by Eve

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.
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