Friday, June 19, 2009

Wednesday on Friday

Waiting on Wednesday (Wednesday on Friday for now) is where I share with you a book that I am looking forward to reading when it is released. (Except today, where I'm sharing a movie that is going to be released and a book already published.)

(idea by Jill from Breaking the Spine)*



My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

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 examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.

(GirlwiththeBraids: "Enough said.")

5 comments:

  1. I just read this book. It was so good...I can't wait for the movie to be released!

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  2. I'm not too sure how I feel about the film, but I read the book about three years ago and absolutely loved it - MSK is what got me interested in reading other Picoult novels!

    Are you a JP fan too? :)

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  3. The movie looks really great, but I'm not so sure if I wanna read the book...

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  4. Actually, S., I've never read a Jodi Picoult book before. I'm hoping I will become a fan though after reading this book!

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  5. Aww, you really should! I was avoiding her for quite some time because the subjects she was dealing with weren't all that appealing, but I was completely hooked as soon as I read MSK. She's fantastic and I absolutely recommend MSK, The Pact, Nineteen Minutes, Handle with Care, Picture Perfect, Mercy etc. :)

    Arya, trust me - you DO want to read the book! It's much, much better than the trailer could ever be, mostly due to Picoult's writing, she's brilliant!

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