She was born only because her parents wanted to save her sister's life.
Kate was dying from leukemia and Anna was expected to donate a kidney to her.
Kate suffers from a rare form of leukaemia.

Difficult words:
Reeling = Kelaaminen
Tenacity = Sitkeys
Belligerent = Sotaisa
Shrug = Olankohautus
Peripheral = Toisarvoinen
Wedged = Juuttunut
Boulder = Siirtolohkare
Approximation = Lähentämisestä
Rhododendrons = -----
Parochial = Seurakunnan

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.

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