More or less, I knew the story of the said book. Bookworms everywhere have been talking about it, and they gave thumbs up for the story spun by the author.
It’s a sob story, and I didn’t bother reading it when it was a hot item and the in thing cuz I knew I would be a sobby mess after reading it, but I’m afraid, I finally gave it after reading it’s review by Manglish.
All right, My Sister’s KeeperÂ novel written by Jodi Picoult. It tells the story of 13-year-old Anna, who sues her parents for medical emancipation when she is expected to donate a kidney to her sister Kate, who is dying from leukemia.
Anna was conceived through in vitro fertilization to be a donor who could save Kate’s life. So practically, she was engineered to be Kate’s spare parts by her parents.
When she was born, her parents initially use Anna’s umbilical cord blood to treat Kate, and continue to use Anna as a donor for other bodily substances as Kate cycles through remission and relapse over the years.
Anna is usually willing to donate whatever Kate needs – blood, bone marrow – but a kidney transplant would be a major surgery for not only Kate, but Anna as well.
As much as Anna loves her sister, she began to think that it is time for her parents to stop harvesting organs from her for her sister’s sake. Anna then make a petitions for medical emancipation so that she will be able to make her own decision concerning donating a kidney to Kate, who is experiencing renal failure.
Sara, her mother, is an ex-lawyer and decides to represent herself and her husband in the lawsuit. She selfishly attempts to convince Anna to drop the suit and insist that Anna give up her kidney for her sister’s sake, but Anna refuses to do so.
This book promises surprises and unexpected turns. Quite a good read if you have the time to really sit and enjoy it. While many people would give a rating of 10/10 for the book, I’m afraid, I would only give a 4 out of it.
Why? Well, it’s simply it is not good enough for me, and from an author’s point of view, I feel that though this book have a great storyline and plot, the book tend to confuse the reader with too many point of view. When I started to read the book, I was annoyed that the author kept changing point of views, and I would have to say, her creative attempts annoyed me more than touched me. Each characters in the story took turns to describe events and etc.
I sort of get a headache while reading this book and I found it hard for me stay focus on the issues that the author tries to bring out in the open. It would have been a really good read to me if it’s only told in one point of view. I felt that the emotional part could have been expressed better if the author concentrate it on only one point of view instead of giving the limelight to every single characters in her story.
Anyway, the Hollywood made a movie out of this. If you’re not into books, you might want to have a look at the movie. Watch the trailer below.
Anyway, I have an ebook copy of this book. If you are interested to read this book and have yet to get your own copy, you can email me at [email protected] for a a pdf copy of this book, and I will send it to you as soon as I can.
Cleffairy: I’m not a hypocrite person. I wouldn’t pretend that something is good when I think it is not.