My Sister's Keeper

by Jodi Picoult Year Published: Easy Reading
By the age of thirteen, Anna has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions,and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. Upon finding that she was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate, Anna challenges the life and role that she had never challenged: the life of being the lifeline and donor for her older sister, Kate. Jodi Picoult really created a work of art with this novel. She weaves the different characters' views throughout the novel in a way that allows for the reader to see the same situation through the eyes of a mother, father, lawyer, and the donor herself. It is amazing to see the similarities and differences between each of these characters. Jodi Picoult is not shy in her writing. She states the ideas and feelings that are sometimes really hard to deal with. (Recommended by Sara) Anna, a 13-year old, sues her parents for the rights to her own body. Her older sister has Leukemia and Anna feels as though the purpose of her own birth was to save her sister. Anna is faced with the constant struggle between giving up her body in order to protect her sister while maintaining her self-worth. (Recommeded by Arielle)

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