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Friday, March 12, 2010

It must have been cold there in my shadow, to never have sunlight on your face. You were content to let me shine, that's your way.

Pages: 500 | Release Date: June 2009

"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult -- It is about the Fitzgerald family and how they deal and have dealt with one of their children living with and hoping to beat cancer. The thing is though when they first realize what is wrong with their young daughter, instead of waiting for a donor to come along for her they decide on having another child whom would be a perfect genetic match for her, and in doing so they have Anna. Anna is now thirteen and has gone through countless surgeries and procedures in attempt to help save her sister, but the time has come where she says she's had enough. So, she sells her locket, talks to a lawyer, and sues her parents for the rights to her own body. The only question now is how much more can this family take and will this act of freedom/survival (or whatever you want to call it) tare this family apart?

5 out of 5 stars! Written from the point-of-view of everyone involved with this case made me love the book even more. For anyone who would like to read a story about the love family's can share. It was touching ... moving ... made me cry like a baby ... and I would definitely read it again!

For more information on this book or any of Jodi's other books, then please check out her website.

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Also ... check out the movie based on this novel:

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Likenesses Between the Movie & Book:
  • They both made me cry like a baby at the end of them!
  • Both portrayed the touching relationships between the characters.
Differences Between the Movie & Book:
  • They have different endings from each other.
    • Truthfully I like both the movie and the book and their endings ... and it could be because I read the book in July of 2009 and I just watched the movie ... but I liked the book's ending better.
  • The courtroom scene is different in the movie compared to the book.
    • Again I liked the book's scene better
That's just me though ... you might like the movie's version better. *shrug* Either way .. comment and let me know what you thought of either or both of them.

** Title is from the song Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler **

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