My Sister's Keeper by Picoult,Jodi. [2009] Paperback by Picoult

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And this book is one of the most heart-wrenching, heart-breaking, most upsetting, sad, miserable, books I have read in a long time possibly ever! I'm not saying it's the saddest book ever, there are probably lots of books out there sadder than this, but this is pretty high on the sad scale.
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.
 

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Jodi Picoult is the author of nineteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.
 
Published April 6, 2004 by Washington Square.
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Reviewed by ABitCrazy on Jun 06 2013

And this book is one of the most heart-wrenching, heart-breaking, most upsetting, sad, miserable, books I have read in a long time possibly ever! I'm not saying it's the saddest book ever, there are probably lots of books out there sadder than this, but this is pretty high on the sad scale.

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