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 challengeAnna 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.
My Sister s Keeper 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 plagu
Have you ever read a book that really pissed you off Pissed you off so much all you could do was rant about it until everyone told you to just shut up This is that book for me.Picoult s dialogue is excellent, but her characters annoy me and the ending of this book was such a cop out I almost wrote her an angry letter about it, but decided against it, as she d never read it anyway.Basically, My Sister s Keeper is about a family with three kids I forget their real names, so I m giving them fake on [...]
If you re planning on reading this book, don t read my review I give away the horribly disappointing ending On second thought, don t read this book, read my review I know several people who have read this book, so I decided to give it a go I was immediately intrigued by the subject of the book The Fitzgerald family has one daughter, Kate, dying of kidney failure The kidney failure is a result of her weary body s 14 year battle with a rare form of leukemia Their other daughter, Anna, is a perfect [...]
As I said before I m still reading this book but I m not sure why My mom lent me the book and she loved it, everyone tells me they loved it and I m sort of hating it while I read I just want to finish it and move on Maybe I ll change my tune when it s over.Well I hate it less, but I m still not in love with it I think I know the problem, though It s Jodi Picoult My mom loves her, my sister loves her, everyone I know loves her and I can t stand her She just writes in this odd way that gets on my [...]
this book is a shameless and unskillful manipulation of human emotions i felt dirty when i was done with it the story is on par with cheap natural disaster movies like deep impact that are formulated to tug at your heartstrings in very predictable ways the author painfully over uses the dramatic blackout technique where she writes a line that s trying too hard to be clever or profound and then fades to black aka, leaves extra space before the next paragraph or ends a chapter sometimes with no ti [...]
This was a horrible read Premise Great Should be really interesting Execution Terrible.Ending Basically the worst ending I ve ever read in anything Ever Wish I wish someone had spoken up after the first read and called out the author on some of the really bad plot devices and decisions in this book Just like someone should have stopped George Lucas before Episodes 1 3 This could have been good really good But it just wasn t.
This book was stunning In writing, in style, in plot, in character It truly is one of those books that you really can t stop reading Especially for me, because in a way it took me back to my Lurlene McDaniel days Did anyone ever read her She was always writing books about different teenagers and young children with terminal illnesses I was addicted to those books So it was no surprise when the young reader in me sort of jumped up when I saw a friend of mine reading this book and she described it [...]
Anyone who has a kid has probably, at one point or another, battled with them at bedtime That s what I do, every night There is much yelling, crying, begging and pleading It s horrible.Kid 3 is out like a light, so she s not part of the problem Kid 2 puts up a good fight, whining and tantrum throwing, but eventually she succumbs to her sleepiness Kid 1, however well, she s another story altogether At night, she s afraid of everything and feels that if she sleeps something will get her But she s [...]
I hate novels where parenting is questioned, simply because I too often find myself thinking, Well I would never do THAT I then have to do the whole knock on wood routine and hope that I didn t just invite divine retribution for being too judgmental So it was with Jodi Picoult s novel My Sister s Keeper After reading the summary of the novel, I knew that I would never make the choices that the parents shown did After reading the novel, I found myself questioning what I might really do if my chil [...]
Rating fifteen one thousandths of a single star out of five p44 2018 UPDATE Anyone who thinks that this idea of growing a new kid for replacement parts is a good idea should read Altered Carbon or watch the glossy, gritty Netflix show.Many are the yodels of praise for this horrifying book The details of the main character s use as a farm animal for a favored older sibling are too grisly to recount without vomiting on my keyboard.People die Even when we don t want them to, and even when it hurts [...]
Spoiler Alert This review contains spoilers.I hated this book so much I only kept reading it because I had to find out why Campbell, the lawyer, had a service dog, since he kept that such a secret I hated the clich s Julia chose just that moment to crash through the door Anna chose that precise moment to speak up Rita chose this moment to gag on bad writing.I hated the overwrought melodrama Everything was just so saturated with heavy handed tear jerking prose that the book was soggy and just abo [...]
SPOILERS There are some things we do because we convince ourselves it would be better for everyone involved We tell ourselves that it s the right thing to do, the altruistic thing to do It s far easier than telling ourselves the truth When Sara Fitzgerald discovers that her daughter Kate suffers from leukemia, she decides that she will fight for her child s life at all cost Even if that cost is someone else s life And this is how Anna is born The girl who has never belonged to herself, whose lig [...]
This book is featured on this week s Throwback Thursday readrantrockandroll 2017 Leave it to Jodi Picoult to captivate me from cover to cover I read this in 2005 and remember that I couldn t put this down until the final shocking end.Sara s daughter Kate is sick She has leukemia and Sara will do whatever it takes to keep her alive When Anna is born, she quickly becomes her sister Kate s savior, but as time goes on, Anna wants a life of her own If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop sayin [...]
My first book written by Jodi Picoult born 1966 and I had mixed feelings about it I don t know if I hate or love it so I just rate this with 2 stars that in means, It s okay.I have a friend in the office who is a solid Jodi Picoult fan She encouraged me to read this a couple of years back as my intro to Picoult s world I took the book home, read the first 10 pages, closed it and gave the book back to her the following morning My reason I did not like the 13 y o Anna suing her parents for emancip [...]
it would be impossible for me to overstate how much i hated this book I hated, hated, hated this book I guessed the end 5 pages into it, but read it through anyway why probably because everyone else in nursing school was reading it and wanted to tell me how good it was Never trust nurses Interesting for the medical information, and if it convinced one person to become an organ donor it served its purpose in the world, but man, was it hard to read It was trite and simplistic and written unsuccess [...]
AGAINST HER WILLIf Jodi Picoult s intent was to shock readers and make them cringe, she has succeeded beyond belief As the mother of an extremely ill child, she was desperate to find a way to keep her alive The premise was to conceive a sibling that could be a resident body parts donor for her older sister I was incensed by the painful, invasive procedures she had doctors inflict upon the younger sibling Although, as a mother, I fully understand how imperative it was to forge ahead and do whatev [...]
Onvan My Sister s Keeper Nevisande Jodi Picoult ISBN 743454537 ISBN13 9780743454537 Dar 423 Safhe Saal e Chap 2004
My Sister s Keeper was one of the most heart wrenching stories I ve ever read Anna s sister, Kate, is dying from a rare form of leukemia She was conceived as a genetic match to help save her sister s life It was supposed to be a one time deal, but over the course of her 13 years, Anna has donated multiple times Her sister is in need of a kidney and Anna s decided she s had enough of being told how to use her body She decides to sue her parents for medical emancipation and refuses to give up her [...]
I loved this book Decided to re read it recently as I happened to catch part of the movie on TV the other day.This is Jodi Picoult at her finest I have enjoyed all of her books but this one is at the top When I first read it in 2005 I was practically forcing people to read it It gained popularity when the movie came out but I was a fan from the moment I opened the book and read the first page Jodi Picoult has written about many controversial subjects and this one focuses on genetic engineering [...]
For readers who don t mind Message Books in which plot points and characters are jerked around for ultimate emotional manipulation.
I m guessing everyone has read this book but maybe not When I saw another GR s post she just read it and it was one of the most disturbing books she ever read, I can relate WAY before this movie came out with its different ending I couldn t move at one point while reading I was on my way to the gym that early morningbut I was just a wreck crying just too hard at the house alone not knowing anyone who had read this book at the time , I didn t get off the floor I was in shock For years later This [...]
How it feels to know that you have a disease and you are going to die any day There is no guarantee of your life Will you be prepared when death comes Is it even possible to be prepared for death So that one can accept it as I knew this was gonna happen way These are the questions that I ask myself sometime One of my senior s father in university had been diagnosed with cancer And after a month he was gone At the same time I donated blood to a cancer patient I talked with the patient quite a lot [...]
I found this book frustrating I really liked the author s writing style I had a hard time putting it down But at the same tine I think the author took the easy way out with the ending and didn t give some of the characters the chance to reach their potential SPOILERS BELOW I found Sara really easy to dislike I don t know if I m the only one, but I found her to be amazingly selfish All she cared about was keeping Kate alive, weather Kate wanted to be or not She only used Anna as a means of keepin [...]
The conflict alone is what makes this book fascinating the story focuses on two sisters, Anna and Kate The older sister, Kate, was diagnosed with leukemia when she was four Knowing that their daughter would need blood donations, bone marrow, and possibly organ donations in the future, Kate s parents had another child whose sole purpose would be to provide a blood match for Kate Thirteen years later, Anna gets tired of spending almost all her time in hospitals, giving bone marrow and blood to kee [...]
This book was incredible Devastating though for sure There is really no words to put how moving and engrossing this story is You can see both sides of the debate but at the same time it is so hard to choose which is the better side compared to the ethical side and possible even realistic I was thoroughly engrossed and had so much internal mental debates about this book I still do not know how I feel about Sara My quick and simple overall is just one word for this book AMAZING
As good a book as it was a film, if not better, My Sister s Keeper is a compelling novel that draws dysfunctional characters together as a feud between them threatens to end the life of a sister with terminal cancer I found myself disgusted by the mother, though Her haste to overprotect one child and exploit the other one for spare parts was really cruel and disturbing, though I don t think she meant it to be Excellent novel, and I d definitely recommend it.
Beautiful, tragic and thought provoking.
You don t love someone because they re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they re not 3 1 2 stars Lowered my rating because of that ending I saw coming a mile away.Whoa, that was a seriously intense family drama Such a compelling, original plot that brought up a lot of questions, but the author left them for the reader to decide I love when authors do that, instead of answering controversial topics with their own opinion Everyone s going to have a different opinion, so why not leav [...]
You don t love someone because they re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they re not While the entire book , I wanted to scream MY SISTER S KEEPER is a delicate , beautiful story about family, life, love, friendship, decisions and fate 13 year old Anna, originally conceived to save her sister Kate s life through various invasive donor treatments, has had enough To legally emancipate herself, she hires Attorney Campbell to help guide her through the courts I have different opinion [...]
When I first read this, i hadn t had a chance to make a review Now, I have.This is a story of Anna and her family Anna was conceived for the sole purpose to be her older sister s donor of almost everything from bone marrow, to blood, and to kidney For almost thirteen years, she did just that donating But all of a sudden she had the guts to file a suit against her parents She wants them to stop using her body for her sister s sake seriously heartbreaking I cried when she said that the four letter [...]
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