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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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." 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."