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'A major decision about me is being made, and no one's bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion.'
The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukaemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Anna was born for this purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more. But now that she has reached an age of physical awareness, she can't help but long for control over her own body and respite from the constant flow of her own blood seeping into her sister's veins.
And so she makes a decision that for most would be too difficult to bear, at any time and at any age. She decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body.
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The 400,000 copy Richard & Judy bestseller reissued with a brilliant new livery, a classic backlist title from the inimitable Jodi Picoult.Review:
MY SISTER'S KEEPER is emotionally riveting and will test your tear ducts to the limit - particularly the final, gut-wrenching twist . . . Picoult tackles a controversial subject head on with a sense of wisdom and sensitivity. If there's only one book you read this year, make it this one. (Daily Express)
This astonishing novel is beautifully and thoughtfully written. (Good Housekeeping)
Highly gripping. (Heat)
Picoult, once again, grabs a razor-sharp issue and uses her brilliantly intricate pen to expose all the shades of grey with perfection. (Cosmopolitan)
A book club must-read. (New York Daily News)
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Book Description Hodder, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0340960507