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My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult | Literature & Fiction
Registered by shelj7k of Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, February 05, 2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Esme-Weatherwax): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, February 05, 2010

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Dear Reader

Welcome to BookCrossing, especially if it is your first time here. I am really pleased that you found this book. It is a gift from me to you. If you wish you may hold on to it, but I hope that you will pass it on, either to a friend or loved one, or by leaving it to be found again. That way our book will be on an adventurous journey which we can follow as it gets passed along.

In the meantime, did you read the book? What did you think of it? Also, what do you think of the idea of BookCrossing? Feel free to write any thoughts when you come back to make a journal entry for this book.

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Happy Reading!

 


Journal Entry 2 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, February 05, 2010

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In my first memory I am three years old, and I am trying to kill my sister. Sometimes, the recollection is so clear I can remember the itch of the pillowcase under my hand, the sharp point of her nose pressing into my palm.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thriteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfustions, and injections to help her sister, Kate, fight leukaemia. Anna was born for the purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more.

But now she can't help but wonder what her life would be like if it weren't tied to her sister's... and so she makes a decision that for most, at any age, would be too difficult to bear, and sues her parents for the right to her own body.

 


Journal Entry 3 by shelj7k at by mail, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 05, 2010

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A wishlist book for my Valentine's Day exchange partner. Have a very happy Day! x 


Journal Entry 4 by winglizzyblackwing from Ponte Lambro, Lombardia Italy on Friday, February 12, 2010

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Thanx a lot for this book! I really wanted to read it, and I think it won't have to wait much! 


Journal Entry 5 by winglizzyblackwing from Ponte Lambro, Lombardia Italy on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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I guess "touching" is the right word to describe this. Really touching, actually. 


Journal Entry 6 by winglizzyblackwing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 7 by hakkalina from Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, March 12, 2010

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Today is day of 3 number ...
Thanks lizzyblack, the book arrived safely. Within 3 days!!

What a contrast! I have recieved another book, that came from South-Africa, and had been travelling for 3 months..  


Journal Entry 8 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Sunday, December 12, 2010

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I was hooked from the very first pages. It was/is a quite disturbing story. Repressed emotions, pain, anger, swallowed things, nevertheless the love is there.

Doing something that we think 'right', we even believe in our right, nevertheless it may be wrong. One would like to do the best, still do wrong. Kate was ill, and her all family was ill, the fear to lose Kate, it made her parents mad, mainly her mother, and they used everything to save her. Anna was a good device for it, but what about was Anna's own life? Everything was about Kate's life, or rather to save Kate's life, meanwhile what about was Kate's own life? This family forgot to speak, forgot to communicate, forgot to express their feelings, they repressed their own fear, pain, they lived from crisis to crisis, they forgot to live, they forgot to be happy about that they were still together.

 


Journal Entry 9 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, February 11, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (2/11/2011 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary

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Dutch-book claimed this book from me on the Relay Forum, so now it is travelling to her...  


Journal Entry 10 by wingdutch-bookwing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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It's here. I've never actually really realised it, but I like Jodi Picoult's books a lot. This book arriving here caused a shopping spree. And so I've ended up with another 6 bought books, of which two are Jodi Picoult. Thanks hakkalina for the very enjoyable afternoon. (I need someone to blame for my money-spending behaviour when my husband comes home, right? ;) ) 


Journal Entry 11 by wingdutch-bookwing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, October 09, 2011

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Nice to read, but as many others have mentioned the end was very unsatisfactory. The way I see it, is that Picoult didn't dare to take sides, afraid of reader's reactions and thus choose the easy way out. She had a problem, an ethical problem, one for which she would have gotten a lot of negative reactions for either side she would have chosen. And so she decided to do the easy thing, throw something entirely else in and so get rid of the problem. It's like she wrote one book, and then at the end started with another book. I wonder what the book after this one is about.
In the back at the interview she explains that this was a realistic scenario, medically. I do NOT agree with that. She also explains she did it to hammer into all the characters what's really important in life. Says who?
Also rereading the prologue. It turns out that that is from a whole different person then when I started the book. It doesn't fit in with the emotional feelings from this person in the book. It's too cold.
Well, enough said, before I spoil the book.

Reserved for JPix (if I got that right) for the wishlist-tag game. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingdutch-bookwing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (10/11/2011 UTC) at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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You've been tagged! Enjoy ;) 


Journal Entry 13 by wingJPixwing at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 17, 2011

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Thanks dutch-book, looks like both our books arrived on the same day! Looking forward to reading this well travelled book. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingJPixwing at București, Wallachia Romania on Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (11/26/2011 UTC) at București, Wallachia Romania

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Enjoyed this book and now sending it on to lamelemon in Romania for the wishlist tag game. 


Journal Entry 15 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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Thanks JPix for this wishlist book! I really liked the movie and I bet I'm going to enjoy the book as well - hopefully soon enough :)

LE 24.10: So much for soon enough! Reserved for Esme-Weatherwax via the Wishlist Tag Game. Will read soon and then forward it to her. 


Journal Entry 16 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Friday, November 02, 2012

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Yes, I hated the ending, I would have preferred ignoring the last 20 pages or so, and be left with an open ending, than with what I actually got. My Sister's Keeper is a highly emotional book with multiple character voices shifting perspectives. You can't say it's enjoyable, since the subject is one so sensitive. But it's a real page turner, and when you're caught it can cost you a night's sleep :)

Ready to travel on to Esme-Weatherwax, as soon as I can get myself to the post office. 


Journal Entry 17 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Monday, February 11, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (2/11/2013 UTC) at București, Wallachia Romania

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Well, so much for "right away". Now finally travelling to Esme-Weatherwax as she returned from her trip to the States. 


Journal Entry 18 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Monday, February 18, 2013

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well this book has come full circle almost :-) Thanks lamelemon for the tag. 


Journal Entry 19 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Sunday, April 06, 2014

7 out of 10

This is the first book of this author Ihave read and Iwoul read another of her books. It is a good read but deals with a very difficult topic. It had me asking what would I do. The ending surpised me. 


Journal Entry 20 by Esme-Weatherwax at maturnity hospital in Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Released 7 mos ago (4/21/2014 UTC) at maturnity hospital in Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland

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Enjoy the book. 




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