My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
My name is Elizabeth. I love reading, and my favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper. I am in the 8th grade and enjoy dance.
My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult, is a wonderful book about family and emotions. Anna, a 13-year-old, is a donor for her sister, Kate, who has leukemia. Anna has been giving Kate various cells and fluids throughout her whole life because Anna is a perfect match for her sister’s medical needs. Anna loves Kate but feels she receives more attention because she is sick. Anna undergoes many surgeries and various procedures so that Kate might have a better chance to survive. Anna just wants to be a kid and do normal kid things, and resents all this medical stuff.
Anna decides to file for medical emancipation because it’s too much. This book is about her heart wrenching journey of going to court so she can stop being a donor for her sister, Kate. Throughout the book, you see the different perspectives of everyone in Anna’s life.
One of the most important perspectives in the book is Anna’s mother, Sara. Sara has a lot of internal battles because she really wants Kate to survive, even if it means that Anna might be in pain. She thinks that two kids, even if not 100% healthy is still better than if one dies. Anna’s father is also very important to the story because he is Anna’s island of safety. She can talk to him about how she really feels. Anna doesn’t want Kate to die, but she doesn’t want to be her donor anymore.
I loved this book; it’s touching, emotional, and kept me on the edge of my seat. It is truly a must-read.