Jodi Picoult- Part 2

So this is another post about Jodi Picoult, as promised, this time about the novel- ‘My Sister’s Keeper’.
Goodreads Synopsis: Written with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity, this novel is about a teen who was conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister Kate, and what happens when she begins to question who she really is.
When I wrote about The Pact recently, the other book I’ve read by Picoult, I stated that Picoult had a habit of making the extrodinary ordinary. My Sister’s Keeper is definitely the better book, possibly because it deals with something which, sadly, is prevalent in our world- cancer, and is thus much easier to relate to. The book is deeply moving- it honestly makes you cry. It looks deeply into the effect of cancer and into the nature of right and wrong. When faced with unusual circumstances and life and death choices. What is actually the ‘right’ thing to do- as a parent, as a sister, as a a friend. This is life at it’s extreme- and reading it is beyond excellent.
Reading Picoult is a bit like watching Opra- a guilty pleasure you can’t quite seem to tear your eyes from, because the people’s stories make you re-examine your judgements of other’s decisions and make you realize just how easy your life is. And also because it’s kinda like a soap opera. And now it’s a film. Enjoy.
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5 Comments to “Jodi Picoult- Part 2”

  1. I loved your review! But honestly, I hated the film version of the book. 🙂

    • Did you really? I hated the ending, I thought it ruined the story changing the one who died because that is really what made the book you know? Why did you hate it?

      • The ending in the book was a really amazing plot twist. I didn’t expect Anna to die and I certainly didn’t expect that Kate was the one who pushed her to sue her parents. The movie changed everything, how the story progressed and the ending. Also, the dialogue fell flat on me, unlike the dialogue in the book which turned me into a sobbing mess while I was reading it.

      • I completely agree actually and I felt that some of the actor choices weren’t as great as they could have been. I didn’t hate it, I just think that the book was more powerful 🙂

      • yes, definitely!

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