Heart-wrenching & thought-provoking
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Imagine you wouldn't be alive if your sister wasn't sick. Imagine you were conceived in order to function as a human spare part inventory. If you can imagine that you're awfully close to what Anna has to live with every day. "My Sister's Keeper" by American bestselling and Award-winning author Jodi Picoult tells the story of ... Imagine you wouldn't be alive if your sister wasn't sick. Imagine you were conceived in order to function as a human spare part inventory. If you can imagine that you're awfully close to what Anna has to live with every day. "My Sister's Keeper" by American bestselling and Award-winning author Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who was conceived to save her sister's life. Anna Fitzgerald is a thirteen-year-old girl who wouldn't even exist if it wasn't for her sister Kate who - at the age of two - was diagnosed with a very aggressive kind of leukaemia. Understandably her parents weren't ready to let go of her just yet and decided to have another baby in order to have a donor for their daughter. But after countless donations of blood and bone marrow, when her parents want Anna to give up one of her kidneys, she puts her foot down and gets an attorney... "My Sister's Keeper" is set in 2004 Rhode Island. In-vitro-fertilization is easily possible and often used to get pregnant. To ensure their daughter to be a perfect match for donations that's also the way Anna is conceived. This book is beautifully written, it's objective yet also emontional. Jodi Picoult gives six of the main characters their own voice by letting them speak for themselves. Each chapter is written from a different point of view and you really get to know the characters and laugh and cry with them. It's an extraordinary book by an extraordinary author and a must-read for every critic mind out there. Should it be allowed to create a designer baby for the sole purpose of saving another child's life? At what age should you be able to decide over what you do with your body? Should parents be allowed to tell their children what body parts to give away? How does it affect those kids? How do you live with the knowledge that when you stop giving up parts of yourself your sister will die? That's what the book is about, that's what Anna has to deal with and that's why you need to read the book! I've been laughing out loud at times, then again been sobbing uncontrollably while reading this book. It's been one of my favourite books since the first time I read it when it first came out and I can recommend it with all my heart!