My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult

The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. By the age of 13, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and injections so that her sister Kate can fight the leukaemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Now Anna wants control over her own body.

Review by Havant Library Reading Group

All the group enjoyed the book. Provoked a lively discussion on medical ethics.

Star rating: ***

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3 thoughts on “My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult”

  1. Review by Wallington Village Reading Group
    Several readers cried after reading this fascinating book. The book was so well researched most were surprised by how a serious moral and ethical subject could be turned into such a good read. The book was believable and an excellent examination of a modern dilemma.
    Star rating: ****

  2. Review by New Forest/Waterside U3A
    In discussion we considered the personal motives for the actions of the characters and the moral standing of each of them. Although we found justification or at least sympathy for the characters’ position we still ended up divided about the “slippery slope” implications thrown up by the novel. Touching so many human emotions the story reached all of us, although in many different ways. An excellent reading group book.
    Star rating: ****

  3. Review by Alton Library – Thursday Group
    It raised some interesting issues. Several people commented on the jumping between people and timescale made it initially difficult to follow. Generally an easy read. Perhaps something we would not have chosen normally but good to read outside our box.
    Star rating: ***

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