A provocative novel that raises some important ethical issues, My Sister's Keeper is the story of one family's struggle for survival at all human costs and a stunning parable for all time.
My Sister's Keeper Review
I felt that Sarah Fitzgerald was a selfish mother, but what good mother isn't selfish about her own children? She did what she felt was right and she stuck with it, whereas the father had a few reservations but never did anything about it. Anna’s father was one of my favorite characters in the story because he wanted to let Anna think for herself and workout what she needed to. He was there for Anna in a way that no one else was, he listened. As for Anna she seems well beyond her years of thirteen. She is smart, cunning, and caring. She stands up for herself in regards to her mother, and that has to be very hard to do after spending your life knowing that you were put on this earth just to be a donor. She felt as if she were letting her entire family down, especially Kate. Kate, Anna and Jesse have all suffered in this family. Kate has cancer and has to take donations from her little sister to survive. Anna sees her self as a walking donor without any hope of keeping Kate alive. Jesse gets lost in the shuffle of hospital visits, nose bleeds and other emergencies. It seems that Sarah’s one goal in life is to keep Kate from dying at the expense of her other children. This is a tough moral decision. So many more characters made this book astounding, but I will let you draw your own conclusions about them!
I loved this book for the clever, caring and intriguing characters. I also enjoyed the fact that it made me have an inner moral debate. No one can simply put themselves in these characters shoes…unless you have gone through this yourself. I am glad I read this book and I have a greater respect for people who donate to keep their loved ones alive. It takes a true hero to do it! I rate this book 5 stars.