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My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult - We read to know we are not alone.
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
I had always considered Jodi Picoult a less talented version of Alice Hoffman, but this is probably the best work I've read by Ms. Picoult.

Before Anna was born, she was conceived to be genetically compatible to her sister Kate. When Kate was 3 years old, she was diagnosed with Leukemia and her parents, desperate to save her, decided to have another child who could provide a blood transfusion. However, the harvesting did not stop there. Anna gave blood, bone marrow, and underwent many painful procedures. When told Kate needed a kidney, Anna decided to hire an attorney to give her control over her own body.

The story is told from everyone's viewpoint: Anna, Kate, brother, mom, dad, lawyer, even the court-appointed guardian has a say. This is interesting because the reader finds themselves sympathizing with each character, but at times it became complicated. Several times I had to turn back a page to see who's POV I was reading. It is a heart wrenching decision that is much more complicated than it seems on the surface. The ending took my breath away. I thought I knew exactly what would happen, but WOW! Not like that.


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