Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

Last night, I read My Sister's Keeper. It's the book that a movie that comes out in a few weeks is based on. The movie looks good, so I wanted to read the book first. I'm like that.

The book is about a 13 year old girl, Anna, who wants to sue her parents for the medical rights to her body. Her older sister has cancer, and Anna was conceived to be a perfect match for her. From birth, Anna is her donor, and has been through the double digits when it comes to # of procedures for her. Anna is ready to be done... but not for the reasons you'd think.

I liked the way that the book was written. Each chapter was told from the point of view of a different character. Each one was how that person was feeling. Some of the chapters were re-peats of the same thing, but from a different persons perspective... does that make sense? The only thing that would have made this concept a little easier to the reader, would be if at the top of the page, instead of the book name or author name, it said the name of the person who's telling that chapter. Usually it was pretty easy to figure out, but there were a few chapters when I had to go back and look at the chapter title to figure it out.

I thought that was a really neat way to write it all out. It made it much easier to see everyones side of the story. Although the majority of it is about a court case, it's very hard to take sides.

This book was sad, had many surprises, and several great smart-alec remarks.
I'd rate it A-


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