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My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Jodi Picoult

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  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 205mm x 28mm | 309g
  • Publication date: 20 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340960507
  • ISBN 13: 9780340960509
  • Sales rank: 4,859

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'A major decision about me is being made, and no one's bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion.' The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukaemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Anna was born for this purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more. But now that she has reached an age of physical awareness, she can't help but long for control over her own body and respite from the constant flow of her own blood seeping into her sister's veins. And so she makes a decision that for most would be too difficult to bear, at any time and at any age. She decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body.

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Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include KEEPING FAITH, THE PACT, and MERCY. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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By Lauren 12 Sep 2010 5

I am a huge Jodi Picoult fan, and love how she writes about topics that are controversial and lead to great discussions. My sisters keeper is no exception, and visits themes that are thought provoking and leave you questioning what you would do differently if you were in the shoes of the characters in her books.

Told from the perspective of several of the characters in the book, My sisters keeper is a heartwrenching story about a family who are dealing with an illness. It's a well written, thought provoking story and one of Jodi Picoult's best books.

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'Jodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it. -- Daily Mail Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotive issues -- Daily Express 'Picoult, once again, grabs a razor-sharp issue and uses her brilliantly intricate pen to expose all the shades of grey with PERFECTION.' -- Cosmopolitan