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My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult

Label
My sister's keeper : a novel
Title
My sister's keeper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Title variation
My sisters keeper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. 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
Summary
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Anna begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2005.
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), High School, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2004.
  • Heartland Award, 2006.
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Young Adult, 2007.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2007.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122079
Cataloging source
LKR
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3566.I372
LC item number
M9 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
adult
Label
My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2354726
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria books hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 423 p.
Isbn
9780743454520
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2004300043
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54811160
  • (OCoLC)54811160
Label
My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Link
Publication
Control code
2354726
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria books hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 423 p.
Isbn
9780743454520
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2004300043
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54811160
  • (OCoLC)54811160

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