Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

This book was actually rejected by the book club I'm in as being too trendy, LOL. But I read it anyway. And I didn't see the movie.

Everyone probably knows the storyline by now -- younger sister is genetically created to be a match for her cancer stricken older sister. Younger sister decides to sue her parents for medical emancipation.

I didn't like any of the characters for the first half of the book. They are all very flawed. But by the time of the trial, I was crying along with everyone. There's a lot going on in the book, and I did find it enjoyable once I stopped hating everybody. A very interesting bunch of characters, that's for sure.

As for the ending, yeah, I hated the ending. Seemed like a cop out to me. I heard they changed it in the movie, but I don't know how they could have made it any better, just different.

And I now have even more respect for all those who are going through cancer.

My copy is ready to move on. Just leave a comment -- please include your email, too, so I can contact you!


  1. I read this book a couple of years ago and was sucked in very quickly. I really can't remember if I liked the characters or not. I found parts of the story to be contrived and unnecessary - like the romance that develops between the attorney and the guardian ad litem . . . I just remember thinking, "Why? Why do they always have to throw some love crap into stories?!" Eh, I'm a cynic ;) Anyhow, I did think it was a very good story (hated the ending though!), very, very thought-provoking. It think it's a really good book club choice - even if you don't like the story or the characters, it raises some very interesting questions worth discussing.

  2. I have a copy of this book, and I'm afraid to read it.