My Sister’s Keeper

My Sister’s Keeper is a novel written by Jodi Picoult. It’s a story of 13-year-old Anna who’s life is very extraordinary. She was born only because her parents wanted to save her sister’s life. Her sister Kate was dying from leukaemia and Anna was expected to donate a kidney to Kate. Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation because she and her sister wanted to stop treatments.

The main characters of the novel are Anna, her sister Kate, brother Jesse, her mother Sara, her father Brian, lawyer Campbell and his girlfriend Julia Romano. The story is told by all this persons point of view so the narrator changes many times. This makes the novel very interesting. There are lots of contradictions at the novel; between people’s interests, opinions and hopes. Also the narrators point of views differ from each other and that makes the story impressive and many-sided.

Anna’s and Kate’s life is very dramatic. Kate suffers from leukemia and Anna was expected to save her life.  The purpose of Anna’s life is to be a donator, first she has to donate bone marrow and later she expected to donate a kidney. The girls are not sure if they want to do it and they hired a lawyer. The end of the novel is very shocking. Anna dies in a car accident and finally Kate gets her kidney and survives

The book was quite good, it was exciting and touching. It handles ethic problems like “what is the meaning of life” and “is it right to use other people for own purposes”. I recommend the book for everybody who likes reading books.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Nikunen
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 22:03:15

    First of all your title shouldn’t be the same as the books name. Your text is very clear and easy to read and you have couple difficult words there eg. medical emancipation. Your text has an beginning and ending that’s good. But your last line “for everybody who likes reading books.” I think that’s kind of a lazy ending..

    That’s good that you have listed the main characters and told us what their role is in the book. But.. I think you should not have told this line: ” The end of the novel is very shocking. Anna dies in a car accident and finally Kate gets her kidney and survives” That ruins the whole idea of that book! You have told the ending climax. Now if someone reads this book and reads your review first, then I think he would not been so interrested to read it ’cause he knows the ending. 😦 But good job anyway! 🙂


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