My Sister's Keeper: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 6, 2004 - Fiction - 423 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

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. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...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.

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? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.

  

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Beloved child, youngest of three, cherished sister, and of course, a product of genetic manipulation. Anna was born to save her sister. A perfect match since she was born, Anna has helped keep her ... Read full review

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Firstly, I will confess that I saw the movie before I read the book. I'd seen the movie multiple times, and adored it. The themes of the book are controversial and interesting. Most of the characters ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Monday
Anna
Campbell
Sara
Brian
Tuesday
Anna
Julia
Monday
Campbell
Anna
Sara
Jesse
Brian

Anna
Sara
Wednesday
Campbell
Anna
Jesse
Sara
Julia
Campbell
Anna
Thursday
Brian
Julia
Sara
Anna
Campbell
Jesse
Brian
Friday
Campbell
Brian
Sara
The Weekend
Jesse
Anna
Brian
Sara
Campbell
Tuesday
Campbell
Sara
Wednesday
Julia
Campbell
Julia
Campbell
Anna
Brian
Campbell
Anna
Sara
Thursday
Campbell
Jesse
Anna
Brian
Sara
Campbell
Anna
Brian
Sara
Epilogue
Kate
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Jodi Picoult is the author of nineteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.

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