Teen Book Review: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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mysisterskeeper.pngRoma returns with a review of Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper

This book is about a family's battle for surviving at any cost. After Kate Fitzgerald was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, her parents, Brian and Sara Fitzgerald genetically designed a baby that would fit her exact traits to save their daughters life. Anna has helped keep her sister alive: she let Kate borrow her white cells, donated her blood, gave up her marrow and undergone countless surgeries, shots and transfusions.


Since Kate's health continues to be a problem, Anna has to donate a kidney to help her sister. Unwilling to donate her kidney, Anna convinces an attorney, Campbell Alexander, to help sue her parents for the rights to her own body. Even though she loves Kate, she just wants for her family to care more for her and her brother, Jesse, instead of Kate every second. As the novel continues, Anna soon depends on her attorney and her guardian ad litem, Julia Romano, to bring her what she deserves, medical emancipation. However, she never mentioned that she wants medical emancipation because Kate convinced her to. Even though Kate isn't ready to die she believes that it is better then living in pain. Anna won her case but it didn't matter anymore, she died in a tragic car accident. She took Kate's place and this is why Kate was alive many years after the accident. Kate takes Anna everywhere she goes. After all, Anna's kidney and blood is protecting Kate.

I would most definitely recommend this book. My Sister's Keeper is well written and so powerful. Like the main characters, I believe the bonds of family are so important. This is one of my all time favorite books.

Rating: Love it

Thanks Roma. 

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