Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Book Review: My Sister's Keeper

"Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look." 
I've watched this movie before and I thought it was such a touching story, I know it's old and everyone probably already read it but I'm a little late on it. It just goes to show "Never judge a book by it's movie" is the best advice you can follow. The movie is nothing like the book. The novel is told through different viewpoints. It is told through Anna, her father Brian, her mother Sara, her brother jesse, her attorney Campbell, Julia, and of course, Kate. Anna is conceived to be genetically compatible to donate body fluids and parts for Kate, who is suffering from Leukemia.  When Anna is 13, Kate needs a kidney transplant, but Anna finally puts her foot down and objects. She sues her parents for medical emancipation. She takes this risk knowing it will tear her family apart. Anna seems to be a selfish teenager, but deep within she is doing this for somebody who she truly loves, more than herself.  This novel is about a family trying to find  peace, love, understanding, and most of all, themselves. The book ends with a twist that will leave you in tears. Definitely a cuddle in bed and read until you turn the last page type of book.

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