Saturday, July 3, 2010
Coffee Table Book: Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper"
Anna Fitzgerald is a young teen looking to be medically emancipated from her parents who conceived her and "use" her to keep her sister who is dying of a rare form of leukemia alive. She seeks out representation from Campbell Alexander, a workaholic who learns how to relate to his young client.
The book is as much about Anna's relationship to her sick sister as it is about the family's relationship with each other and the legal system (in more ways than one).
Conclusion: The language and writing style is simpler than desired at times, but the storyline is thoughtful and challenges the reader to put themselves in Anna's shoes.
Posted by Cafe Groenhout