Monday, February 7, 2011

My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

I had mixed feelings about this novel until a surprise is revealed toward the end that made me love it. I deferred my judgment on the narrator, a thirteen-year-old who sues her parents for rights to her own body, which has been used to harvest replacement material for her older sister Kate, who has leukemia. Anna, the narrator, isn't sympathetic enough to me until I learn the surprise that saves the whole story for me. Everyone in my book club loved this and we plan to read another book by this author.

This is a tragic and beautiful story that I would highly recommend. The movie can't compare and changes the story.

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