My Sister's Keeper: A Novel

by Jodi Picoult | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781439157268 Global Overview for this book
Registered by raerae78 of Watervliet, New York USA on 7/15/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by raerae78 from Watervliet, New York USA on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
TBR- Haven't seen the movie :)

Journal Entry 2 by raerae78 from Watervliet, New York USA on Thursday, July 23, 2009
"Kate Fitzgerald has a rare form of leukemia. Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive. At 13, Anna hires a lawyer so that she can sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned. Meanwhile, Jesse, the neglected oldest child of the family, is out setting fires, which his firefighter father, Brian, inevitably puts out. Picoult uses multiple viewpoints to reveal each character's intentions and observations, but she doesn't manage her transitions as gracefully as usual; a series of flashbacks are abrupt. Nor is Sara, the children's mother, as well developed and three-dimensional as previous Picoult protagonists. Her devotion to Kate is understandable, but her complete lack of sympathy for Anna's predicament until the trial does not ring true, nor can we buy that Sara would dust off her law degree and represent herself in such a complicated case. Nevertheless, Picoult ably explores a complex subject with bravado and clarity, and comes up with a heart-wrenching, unexpected plot twist at the book's conclusion"~ From
I'm never sure about books by Jodi Picoult- if I'm going to like them or hate them. I guess because I haven't read a lot of her books I'm still feeling her out as an author. I didn't see this movie, but I was interested in reading the book for some time. It's absolutely heartbreaking and it made me think about how far I would go as a parent to save my child.

I will pass this book on some time soon.

Journal Entry 3 by raerae78 from Watervliet, New York USA on Sunday, September 20, 2009
Going into the book-to-movie bookbox.

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