My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult (2004)


Far and away my favourite Jodi Picoult novel, My Sister’s Keeper was also my first introduction to the now very famous author. Telling the story of a family, with 3 children – an older son, Jesse, who spends most of his life ignored; Kate, the middle child, who has leukaemia, and youngest child, Anna, who was genetically engineered, prior to birth to save her sister. The story is what happens when the saviour sister can no longer undergo invasive procedures on a regular basis. She loves her sister, but cannot tolerate being used as an organ farm any longer and seeks emancipation from her parents. The story is beautifully rendered and complex. Picoult is known for her ability to tackle very difficult questions about humanity, and in this case, as there is no easy answer, she shines. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you have read several of Picoult’s novels before coming to this, I must warn you that you may face a bit of melodrama overload, but try this one eventually. #mysisterskeeper #jodipicoult #fiction #2004 #lukaemia #organdonation #organharvest #savioursister #geneticengineering #genetics #bookstagram #book #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #read #readinglist #reading #newyorktinesbestseller #bestsellers #newyorktimes #kalidesautelsreads

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