November 01, 2010

Two Sisters

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
reviewed by Saleiha

The novel My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult is sure to keep every reader captivated until the end. During the novel, the main character Anna is born as a designer baby to save her older sister Kate who is dying of leukemia. But after countless surgeries to prolong her sister's life, Anna decides that she will not be a donor for her older sister Kate anymore. This decision wrenches her family apart and could even lead to fatal consequences for her sister Kate. Although this is a story filled with heartbreak and despair, all readers will fall in love with each of the characters in the family. This novel is such a wonderful book that the movie does not even do it justice. If you are someone who loves to become part of the story, you would love to read My Sister's Keeper.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
reviewed by Bronte

This book was amazing, the issues Picoult brings up just astounded me. Anna was conceived to keep her sister alive, since before she was born she has gone through countless procedures to help her sister. Now she is expected to donate a kidney. Anna has other ideas, so she sues her parents for emancipation and the right to her own body. This case tears her family apart as they have to choose between their daughters. I cried throughout the book, which is awesome when I am in the mood for crying. My sister's friend gave it to my sister to read and since Allie (who I recently found out doesn't hate reading) isn't a big reader, she gave it to me to read and summarize it for her so she could tell her friend she read it. This turned out to be unnecessary since, though it took four years, my sister ended up reading it anyway. The chapters are told from the point of view of 6 of the 7 main characters. My sister chewed, literally bit the bottom edge of the pages off, I don't know what it says the last few sentences of each page, what is wrong with her? Looking through the book I just realized this sorry, I had to tell someone. Jeez, I just started to cry reading a random page from the book, that is how emotional the story is, it brings up topics people normally brush under the rug like choosing between your children. The best part of the book is how complicated their relationships are and I loved Jesse, his point of view is so interesting and sad. The story moves very fast while you're reading it, you want to find out what is going to happen to the family no matter the outcome of the case, how can they survive all of this? Since it is an emotional book with more adult concepts I would recommend this for 13 and up.

Posted by Arlo at November 1, 2010 01:21 PM
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