I completely missed this last week but…..Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan @ bookslayerReads. Click the link to check out her first post from last week and read about the book she chose. *Also, the image used for this post was created by Megan*
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life and a role that she has never challenged… until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister—and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.
A provocative novel that raises some important ethical issues,My Sister’s Keeper is the story of one family’s struggle for survival at all human costs and a stunning parable for all time.
This was the first book by Jodi Picoult that I ever read and is my favorite. (Currently reading Small Great Things which may become my new favorite or a close second). I can’t remember how I got a hold of it, although I’m pretty sure it was recommended by someone. This story is phenomenal, not only because it’s so well written, but because the story itself is a real page turner. If you’ve never read one of Picoult’s books, this is a good one to start with because it’s not as heavy as some of her other work. She really does a good job of tackling issues that need to be addressed. The movie that they produced for this was absolutely terrible and did not do the book justice at all. If you have only seen the movie, you are missing out!
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