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My Sister's Keeper: A Novel

178 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Jodi Picoult

The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). The author, who has taken on such controversial subjects as euthanasia … see full wiki

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Atria
35 reviews about My Sister's Keeper: A Novel
review by . July 19, 2010
My First Picoult Read - Probably Not the Last
This was the first Jodi Picoult book I've read, for no better reason than that I perceived her more as a Doubleday author (read: pot-boilers) rather than a Quality Paperback Book Club author (read: critical acclaim).  And I'm pretty sure I've been missing out.      This was a great book, one I read after a friend recommended it and I became intrigued by the moral quandary presented by the plot: to save one child, is it fair for a parent to authorize the taking …
review by . June 15, 2010
   My Sister's Keeper is truly a well written novel with a very surprise ending.  It is another case where the movie simply does not do the book justice.  The complexity of the human psyche and the lengths that a person will go to to preserve their own sense of self is very evident in this page turning novel.  Picoult perfectly describes with great detail the variety of emotions that a person goes through when they do not feel in control of their own lives.  This …
review by . June 10, 2010
What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?      My heart went out to both the family and the little girl. I could see things from both their perspectives. I was touched by the courage of the little girl and her sister and I felt very sorry for the family having to deal with losing their child to cancer. Who would you recommend this reading to and why?      I would recommend this book to anyone with a warm heart and losts of empathy. It was a very …
review by . June 27, 2010
Jodi Picoult has been the best seller of 16 novels including My Sisters Keeper. The fact that this book is another one of her best sellers doesn’t come to any surprise to me after having read it. It was a fantastic book that tugs at every one of your heart strings as it moves from character to character. Maybe I’m a sucker for love, but the parts that I looked forward to most in the book were the ones that dealt with Campbell and Julia. I absolutely loved how Jodi Picoult had the main …
review by . January 23, 2010
Kate Fitzgerald is barely beyond infancy when she is diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a rare and particularly robust and aggressive form of leukemia. The prognosis is bleak indeed and recovery is rarer than the cancer itself. When Kate's parents are faced with the urgent necessity to find a blood donor that is not just a match, but a perfect match, they set out to create a genetically matched sibling who will provide a perfectly matched, life-saving, blood-filled umbilicus upon …
review by . June 18, 2010
Very complex story of a family that is fighting for their oldest daughter.  On one hand, you have the moral question of what should you do to save a loved one, how far would you go?  On another hand, there is an ethical question.  How far can you go with certain procedures? Deep within the story, you find many twists and heartbreaking moments.  It makes you cherish life even more after reading this book. 
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Interesting speculative fiction! This 50 character minimum is a bad idea.
Quick Tip by . July 28, 2010
"My Sister's Keeper" addresses issues in a non-judgmental fashion from a wide variety of perspectives without attempting to take sides or present pat answers that simply don't exist. It touches on genetic engineering; the insane demands made upon a parent's time and energy in dealing with children's illnesses; the extent to which children may act out for better or for worse in a demand for a parent's love and attention; the difficulty of determining whether a 13 year old minor is capable of making …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
What a touching and real family story. Good insight as to what really happens.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Ending was much more poignant than Hollywood left it!
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
This is SUCH A GREAT BOOK! This was the first Jodi Picoult book that I read and I was not expecting the twist at the end! This is a must read! (Skip the movie, it doesn't do the book justice)
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
One of my favorite JP books. Much better than the movie.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
I like her writing style but the ending...really? I'm no author, but I think I could have come up with something a little more believable. I haven't read any of her other books yet, but look forward to doing so.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
To any one who is thinking of reading before watching I'd advise the opposite approach. The movie is like a nice appetizer to whet the appetite. The book is the main course. It's deep, heartfelt, and very honest.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Although I've stopped reading Picoult's novels because they are very formulaic, but if you read any of them, read this one. It makes you think about aspects of our society (such as bans on cloning), and is still a moving, entertaining work.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Good author
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
very good read, and you will realize that things are not always as they seem to be, but more likely how they should be
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
This book is super sad!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Excellent book! I could not put it down. On my top 10 list.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
so sad! i cried at the end but it is one of the best books i have ever read
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
not a real fan of this author. I want to like her; I just can't.
review by . February 20, 2010
When it comes to Jodi Picoult, her readers, by now, should know what to expect.  A book in which a family has to deal with a pretty bad problem head on while facing family trauma.  It's usually something big that deals with medical issues or stringent law issues.  They're often good reads, but if you're one who constantly reads Picoult, you'll need a breather between books.  Many of them are the same.  They do the same thing over and over and over again.  Jodi Picoult …
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
This is a real tear jerker!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
I thought the book ending was a bit predictable.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I adore Jodi Picoult and have read almost everything she's written. This particular book is difficult for me to get through, having lost a sibling myself. Have plenty of tissues handy for this one.
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