The book was great, I kept asking myself, if I was Ana, Sarah, Kate, Brian, or even Jessie, what would I’ve done? Sometimes there is no right choice, there is not a happy ending, there are no heroes and villains. "I'll give you twenty.". My grandmother is now reading this and I’m sure the book will be a bit tear stained after she is done. There is no more struggle, no more dilemmas. Bravo, bravo! Minus two for what came across as sometimes a juvenile writing style (her book Plain Truth was much better imho), and for the cutoff at the end that left too much gap between what occurred throughout the story and the abrupt ending she left hanging for some of the characters. Who wants to waste time with a promising start, when the end was just merely a scratch of what it could have been. In writing, in style, in plot, in character! --Library Journal 'This astonishing novel is beautifully and thoughtfully written, and focuses on difficult moral choices.' Jodi, there are more than just a few names to pick from! I’m not going into the details, most of you know the story. I'm getting fed-up with Jodi Picoult. The story shows evidence of thorough research and the unexpected twist at the end will surprise almost everyone. "—Michele Campbell. There is an intriguing plot, lots of twists, some wonderful characters, plenty of clues, suspects, and a good dose of thrill. And this is how Anna is born. That is a child specifically conceived (in vitro) and somewhat "designed" to be as close to a genetic match to the cancer stricken child so the baby can donate cord blood, bone marrow, tissue, regular blood, and possibly even organ donation. Start by marking “My Sister's Keeper” as Want to Read: Error rating book. She was diagnosed when she was two; she's sixteen now. It was trite and simplistic and written unsuccessfully from the viewpoints of many different people, all of whom spoke with exactly the same voice(extremely flimsy characterization). Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. "Just the girl I wanted to see.". I could write for hours about how wonderful this novel is but I honestly can say that you should read this and I would be surprised to learn that people don't like it. The man at the cash register has a nose the shape of a turnip, and eyes sunk so deep I can't imagine how he sees well enough to go about his business. If you liked My Sister's Keeper, try these: Noah wants to go home. Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) A spellbinding suspense novel. Anyone who has a kid has probably, at one point or another, battled with them at bedtime. Please try again. Unable to add item to List. I still do not know how I feel about Sara. There are no good guys or bad guys. The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This is my favorite Jodi Picoult book. Author My Sister's Keeper Summary. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. You may think a book about a lawsuit would not be interesting but it's more than that. The bulk of the story takes place in the present, in a one-and-a-half week stretch of time. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. "Do you have any idea how much Serena and Preston have been through? My mother goes perfectly still, and I wonder if I've said it without meaning to. Did anyone ever read her? I guessed the end 5 pages into it, but read it through anyway (why? -- Washington Post 'This beautifully crafted novel will grab readers with its stunning topic ... the tightly woven tale seamlessly bounces from past to present ... Picoult's style borders on the poetic' -- People Magazine "Rarely have I read such an eloquent portrayal of the family in crisis. She was always writing books about different teenagers and young children with terminal illnesses.