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09 August 2005 @ 08:13 am
 
I finished up a really amazing book last night. It's called My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

So very, very, very good. There's an extremely unexpected twist at the end that had me sobbing. SOBBING! Please go and read. Hurry.

Here's what Amazon.com says:

Kate Fitzgerald has a rare form of leukemia. Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive. At 13, Anna hires a lawyer so that she can sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned. Meanwhile, Jesse, the neglected oldest child of the family, is out setting fires, which his firefighter father, Brian, inevitably puts out. Picoult uses multiple viewpoints to reveal each character's intentions and observations. Picoult ably explores a complex subject with bravado and clarity, and comes up with a heart-wrenching, unexpected plot twist at the book's conclusion.

X-posted to recommendit and lithound.
 
 
 
C.A.T.D.O.T.E.L.wickedsin on August 9th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
Wow! Sounds awesome!
I can read Sam's mind: Ranger (charityj)wendy on August 9th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
So amazingly good. And had a cool plot device for such an emotional and complicated story...every chapter is told from a different character's POV.
C.A.T.D.O.T.E.L.wickedsin on August 9th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
I might need to read that just for purposes of craft

you got it from the library, didn't you?
I can read Sam's mind: Wendy Flowers (nightdriller)wendy on August 9th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yup. The books at the library are FREE! Love free.
C.A.T.D.O.T.E.L.: mask I wearwickedsin on August 9th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
*still scared*

And now I live ACROSS the street from the damn library...like it's MOCKING me!
I can read Sam's mind: Cherry Bitewendy on August 9th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Do you need me to go with you? I will.

I already owe Heather dinner and will owe you dinner too for the pictures. So just holler if you want to collect and make a library run. :)
C.A.T.D.O.T.E.L.wickedsin on August 9th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
yeah, that might be very cool
barbsprinkle on August 9th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
The library is your friend. Do not fear, little one!
C.A.T.D.O.T.E.L.: children of the brain (books)wickedsin on August 9th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
No. Libraries hate me. I swear.

(Gotta love the fact that I am a writer afraid of libraries)
barbsprinkle on August 9th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
Bummer. I used to be afraid of the library on campus where I attended college. (It was 12 stories!) Then I took a tour and fell in love with that place.....except....the old portion of the building (which of course housed all of the art collection/art history books where I spent most of my time)...it was haunted. I swear. I loved that library though. I miss it now. Sniff.
alissalissalynn on August 9th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
It is! I read it this past semester and loved it too.
C.A.T.D.O.T.E.L.wickedsin on August 9th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Someone needs to hook a sister up!