April 8, 2008

My Sister’s Keeper

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My Sister\'s Keeper

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult is about a thirteen-year-old girl named Anna. Anna was born to keep her older sister, Kate, alive after being diagnosed with leukemia at age two. By the age of thirteen, Anna has gone through several transfusions, surgeries, and shots to help her sister survive. Anna becomes tired of living in the shadows of Kate, so she hires a lawyer to be emancipated medically from her parents. Anna being emancipated medically from her parents could result in fatal consequences for her sister. (Anna would have to give one of her kidneys to Kate in-order for her to live.) Will the judge decide to let Anna be emancipated medically from her parents? Will Anna lose the case and have to give one of her kidneys to Kate? If Anna does win the case, will she still go through the operations? If she does not go through the surgery, will she be guilty about not giving up her kidney to save Kate’s life? Anna is faced with decisions that will affect not only her, but her whole family’s life.