Saturday, September 14, 2013

My sisters keeper - Jodi Picault

Pretty interesting overall.

A child is asked to donate her kidney to her sister. She refuses. Is she justified in that? Are those facts enough to decide? At what age can a child make their own medical decisions? How far can we hold on to life? Can you will a child into existence just to use their umbilical cord? Is there a measure of love?

It raised a lot of fascinating questions, and was overall rather a good read. Barring perhaps an extra love angle, which read to me almost like a badly written mills and boon ( i know, oxymoron there! ). But that was a very small part, and it can be ignored.

Most of all, I liked the ending. Maybe because it evokes the feeling that you could have had 5 different endings, and invalidated all your carefully thought out stands. Life is like that.

Definitely worth a read. 

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