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My Sister's Keeper - Book Review

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by Carole Kelly (subscribe)
An avid reader,writer,traveller, sports enthusiast living in beachside Melbourne & working in the city. Always curious about what's around the corner.
Published October 19th 2011
My Sister's Keeper

Sisters Keeper
My Sister's Keeper


This international best seller by Jodi Picoult leaves quite an impact. The book's been out a while and according to the author the film adaptation, released back in 2009, had quite a different ending.

If you haven't yet been fortunate enough to read this intriguing story, finding the opportunity to do so, will certainly have its rewards.

Without giving details that might mar the reading pleasure, the story is narrated by many different characters (mainly family members) and centres around a solid, very loving family and the tangled relationships that develop when it undergoes the most heart rendering pressures. It involves the pros and cons of the stem cell baby issue by drawing the reader into the family, thus feeling the dilemma, the heartache and the confusion of having to make such vital decisions. One keeps asking "What would I have done?"

The central character Anna, is chosen by her parents through stem cell selection, in order to provide life saving blood and organs for her dying sister. Anna reaches a stage when she questions her role in the family and this introduces several new characters to the plot.

While it's a sad story, it's also a love story and a story that allows you to grow with the characters as they unfold. It is above all, a story about the incredible strength required to stand out against the odds and about the ultimate right of individuals to choose their own destinies.

I hope you enjoy the reading and that it leaves you feeling like you're one of the lucky ones.
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You're right Carol, this is quite a powerful story and one definitely worth reading but ugh, I hated the mum so much!
by Carly Ogborne (score: 3|4616) 1917 days ago
I think I read this a long time ago but can't remember much of it (well done for avoiding 'spoilers'). Might give it another go.
by Kym Hamer (score: 1|50) 2098 days ago
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