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My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult - Bogormen
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My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Title: My Sister's Keeper
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 5/5
# pages: Audiobook, ~21hrs
Date read: November, 2009

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 was the first Jodi Picoult book I read, and it's still my favourite. The premise is fascinating, and it is one we all can relate to - should a child be required to repeatedly donate blood and organs to her sick sister, and should she go so far as to donate a kidney when it is not even certain her sister will survive the surgery?

As is usual for her, Picoult has written this book from several different points of few. This can get frustrating at times, if you get caught up in one storyline, but Picoult handles it well, and didn't subject the reader to too many cliffhangers. The audiobook I'd gotten hold of had a different reader for each character, which worked well.

And once again, I can conclude that "reading" page-turners as audiobooks is somewhat frustrating at times, because it's just too slow!

I loved the book as much as I did the first time around, and it still holds the dubious 'winner' as being probably the book that's made me cry the most.

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