My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult tells us of the struggle one family must go through for the life of a daughter, Kate. Kate was diagnosed with cancer when she was very young and her parents, especially her mother, try so hard everyday just for her daughter’s life. Then the possibility of having a new child was discussed amongst the parents because they needed a perfect match to help donate certain things to Kate. So none-the-less, Anna was a “designer baby” with the soul purpose of saving Kate. But at some point she becomes fed up and sues her parents for medical emancipation of her own body. This goes with out saying, but her parents are furious. Can Anna win her own case? What will happen to Kate?
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone that loves a good heart felt novel. I found it quite easy to read this book because I wanted to know what was going to happen next, and I am not a person who loves to read. Every chapter is told from a different character’s point of view, which helps to create a lot of variety and diversity in the feelings that are shown. Another thing, if you think that just by seeing the movie you know what’s coming, you are wrong. The book features a different ending that some wouldn’t see coming.
Review by Liana, age 17