Saturday, June 2, 2007

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult

2004, 423 pp.

Rating: 4




My Sister's Keeper is about a family with a deathly sick child and how that illness colors every decision they make. How far would you go to keep your child alive? Would you have another baby--even make it a "designer baby" that would be a perfectly matched donor for your sick child?

These questions are explored in the novel from all sides. There are multiple narrators. We get to hear from the mother, father, each sister, the brother, and others important to the story. I really liked the multiple points of view. Picoult takes a tough ethical issue and represents each side quite well. This was my first Picoult novel, and I look forward to reading more.

2 comments:

MyUtopia said...

I liked this book though it totally made me cry much like her other works.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I read this book last year, and I was really enjoying it, to the point where I wanted to buy it as a gift for a friend...but the end, I HATED. Seemed too soap operaish to me.

Here's my review, if you're interested. http://jellyjules.com/?p=443

I'm wondering if I want to read any other of her books, since I felt SO let down.