My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi PicoultDecember 1, 2007
Author: Jodi Picoult
Number of Pages: 423.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
It was: awesome!
My Sister’s Keeper is a book I probably wouldn’t have surfaced if it wasn’t for a friend. She told me it was a complete tear jerker and that I would love (and hate) every bit of it. So I got down to it. It is about a girl named Anna Fitzgerald who has a sister named Kate that has leukemia. Except that the purpose that Anna was conceived was to help her sister, after everyone else in the family is not capable of being a donor. Anna is a designer baby, made by scientists to be a match for Kate. Since she was very small, she had to be given shots to grow her bone marrow which she gives to Kate, she provides white blood cells when Kate’s go down, and endures other needle-sticking situations. Anna takes this on as a responsibility.
This is, until Anna goes to a lawyer, Campbell, and asks for the right to her body from her parents. Campbell takes on the job free of charge, because he too was invisible to his parents when young. He is still in love with the woman whose heart he broke 15 years ago. Guess what? Judge DeSalvo (the judge appointed to the case) has selected a guardian ad litem to see what’s in Anna’s best interests, Julia, who isthat woman. Jesse, the oldest Fitzgerald, is rapidly becoming a juvenile delinquent. The father, Brian, is out saving lives as a firefighter and trying to have two opinions between what has been proposed by Anna. And the mother, Sara, a lawyer who quit her job for her children, revives the lawyer in her as opposing counsel against Anna, who only has one opinion: saving Kate for her sake of her family.
It’s an amazing story and a definite page-turner . It is one family’s trying to survive when everything is going down. You won’t believe the ending.