4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Dramatic about serious issue,
This review is from: My Sister's Keeper (Paperback)
This book was so not what I expected. I thought it would be about a neglected child who leaves her home to fight for her own rights. That was not it. It was far less dramatic. Anna is 13 and her older sister Kate has leukemia. Anna has been conceived to be a donor for Kate. Anna is tider of her parents always putting Kate first and files a lawsuit againt them to get the right to her own body. It's all an emotional rollercoaster, but Anna never actually falls out with her parents or anyone.
The story has 7 differnet narrators including Anna, her family, her lawyer and some investigator. We get everybody's perspective, which of course adds to the story. But the lawyer and the investigator are totally unnecesessary as narators, and a romance between them is a very unnecessary and annoying side plot. There doesn't need to be a romance in evenry book... If a book deals with a serious issue, it might as well keeps it's focus on that...
As for the ending. It is very unexpected indeed. Very clever from a story telling point of view. But highly unrealistic. It makes the book fall flat. Why could JP not write it seriously and without drama? It's a serious issue. Cancer is serious. The moral problem the book is about is serious. In this kind of book I just want the expected ending and not a surprise.