My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult

My Sister's Keeper

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2004-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 985 Ratings


New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body in this riveting story that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person.

Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally powerful story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate—a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister—and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.

My Sister’s Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child’s life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.


  • I love both the book and the movie.

    By MNBooklover
    The book I just read it. It’s been years since I’ve seen this movie and it gutted me. The end was different from the movie. Normally this is where/when I’d say the book is better. I can’t say that. And I can’t say that the movie is better either. Both are great on their own. That is a testament to Ms. Picoult. Now I need to go watch the movie.
  • Wow

    By Joselin G.
    Super good!!
  • I am... broken

    By love this app! super easy
    This book gripped my heart, wrenched it out of my chest, and crushed it. It destroyed me. I cannot believe how good the writing was, how dynamic the characters were, the absolute shock I felt. I can’t stop crying
  • still sobbing

    By Sarah887887678
    I’ll give it five starts. DO NOT read this if you’re not prepared to cry for days...
  • Can't stop thinking about it!

    By KayMarMac
    I literally read this book months ago and I still think back to it. Seriously, a fantastic book!
  • Sad but satisfying

    By Melanae
    A great look at how each of the characters is impacted by the tragic circumstances of Kate's illness, and also the heroism and growth of each.

    By 27383929920:88383929202
    I loved this book so much!! I couldn't put it down. I loved how it was written from all the family (except Kate) but it makes you see every side of the story! Love Jodi Picoult so much!
  • Never read it but..

    By Heba01
    I never read the book but I watched the movie which was great and I was cry thing through the whole thing
  • Amazing Book!

    By CandyCakesxD
    Loved it from the beginning!
  • Heart wrenching

    By Toccoa girl
    I totally recommend this book. It gripped my heart strings. I was intrigued the whole way through.