My Sister’s Keeper

Publisher details

My Sister's Keeper
Author
Jodi Picoult
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 January, 2003

Synopsis

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate, a life and a role that she has never questioned until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.Told from multiple points of view, My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life ... even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? What happens when emotion catches up to scientific advances? “Expect to be kept up all night by Picoult's latest novel, but it's much more than a page-turner; it's a fascinating character study framed by a complex, gripping story… Told in alternating perspectives by the engaging, fascinating cast of characters, Picoult's novel grabs the reader from the first page and never lets go. This is a beautiful, heartbreaking, controversial, and honest book.”  Starred Review, Booklist“Picoult explores a complex subject with bravado and clarity, and comes up with a heart wrenching, unexpected plot twist at the book’s conclusion.”  Publisher’s Weekly“Expect a powerfully poignant, page-turning read.”  San Antonio Express-News“... a thrill to read.”  Chicago Sun-Times“It is difficult to find a book combining a timely moral dilemma with well-drawn characters for whom one cares. Picoult has written such a book.”  The Boston Herald
Jodi Picoult
About the author

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six novels, including A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, House Rules, Nineteen Minutes, The Pact and My Sister's Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page.

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