March Book Review: My sister's keeper – Jodi Picoult

Written by on March 10, 2010 in Book Club

by Ziyaad Zico Bahadur
Every now and again you read a book that really gets to you.. that touches deep to the core and leaves you thinking about it long after you have finished reading it. Well for me this was one of those books. “My Sister’s Keeper”… beautifully written by Jodi Picoult.
My Sister’s Keeper is the story of Anna… a girl who sues her parents for a right to make her own medical decisions. Anna was conceived after her older sister Kate, was diagnosed with leukemia. She is a perfect match for her sister, and spends her life in the hospital donating blood, marrow and whatever else her sister needs to live. As a teenager, she sues so that she will not have to give her sister a kidney. My Sister’s Keeper covers the life of this family during the trial.
Its a poignant, uplifting, emotional, sad, triumphant, passionate, heartwrenching and extremely powerful story about the Fitzgeralds, a family united in their love for each other but divided on exactly where the boundaries of family obligations, love and sacrifice should end. But it is, ultimately, a story of two sisters, the unbreakable bond they share and how totally entwined they have been all their lives until a crucial decision threatens to tear them apart and ends up changing all the lives forever.
The book raises morality issues surrounding stem cell research, but it answers more questions about the strength of a mother to fight for her child at all costs. Is it possible for a mother to accept the death of a child even when it is eminent? Take the journey & make up your own mind 🙂

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  1. Asma Moolla says:

    I absolutely loved this book – please do not watch the movie – totally butchered the story!!

  2. Homayra Karim says:

    a very good book!!

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