Anna is not ill, but she might as well be. At the age of thirteen, she has undergone numerous surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that Kate, her older sister, can one way or another struggle the leukemia that has inundated her since childhood. The outcome of pre-implantation genetic analysis, Anna was considered as a bone marrow match for Kate, for a life and a role that she has never questioned… up till now. Akin to most teenagers, Anna is starting to question who she really is.
But contrasting most teenagers, she has continuously been characterized in terms of her sister, and so Anna makes a pronouncement that for the majority would be unbelievable, a pronouncement that will destroy her family away from each other and have perhaps significant consequences for the sister she loves.“My Sister’s Keeper” explores what it suggests to be a respectable parent, a good sister, a worthy person. Whether or not it is morally acceptable to do whatever it takes to save a child’s life… even if that means violating upon the rights of another? Whether or not it is worth trying to realize who you really are, if that search makes you like yourself less?“My Sister’s Keeper” is the wonderful, gut-wrenching, depressing, humorous, perceptive, heartbreaking and thought-provoking story of this American family. This new novel is by far her best accomplishment and an innovation in her literary composition. With this book the readers are expected to think about all of the technological wizardry in the world, particularly the means in which these technologies are managed or, unfortunately, abused, and how the results of redirecting destiny sometimes feels like the dizzying vibrations encountered in threading one’s way through the mirrors of a funhouse.
In an elegant portrayal that is masterfully created in high-pitched writing style, the author makes better the ethical, moral, constitutional, personal and more often than not an unanswerable questions about how anyone can make a life-or-death judgment about a terminally ill loved one for whom tremendous measures must be taken to play for more time.One of the author’s contributions is her sense of humor. Even in the appearance of the misfortune that takes place her characters in this highly demonstrative novel. The author manages to instill the book with brightness, enjoyable moments. Nobody can question the unconditional love this family feels for one another; at the same time, however, they work at cross-purposes. The readers will have different emotions in this book.
They will smile, they will cry, they will be outraged and they will cheer and what they would not be able to do is put the book down.In this book, the author goes into a multifarious subject with audacity and clearness, and comes up with a heart-wrenching, unpredicted plot change at the book’s finale.“My Sister’s Keeper” is told in discontinuous points of view by the engaging, captivating cast of characters.
The author’s novel captures the reader from the opening page and never let’s goes.The author brilliantly reminds the physical and psychic toll on a very much sick child requires on a family, even a devoted and adoring one like the Fitzgerald’s, here, there can be no easy conclusions in a story about person’s independence opposing with a sibling’s right to life, but Picoult frustrates out expectations in astonishing way, an informative description of a profoundly stressed family.It is difficult to find a book that has a combination of a timely moral dilemma with well-drawn characters for which one cares. However, Jodi Picoult has made such a very good book.Reference:Picoult, J. (2005).
My Sister’s Keeper. New York: Washington Square Press.