Well, I won’t do as fine a job giving a review as Reviews from the Deep, but I had to write a post about ‘My Sister’s Keeper’.
Written by Jodi Picoult, this story is fiction with a hint of what might happen one day as we play with genetics. If you had a sick child who needed blood cells, bone marrow and finally a kidney, and no one in your family was a match, would you genetically engineer a baby in your womb to save your sick child? If you did, would that be moral? Where does medical ethics fit in? Would your “designer baby” have choices? Would she have to miss hockey camp to be available when her sister needs cells? And finally, would this engineered child, now a 13 year old, say she’s had enough and sue you for the rights to her own body?
If this possibility interests you, then go read ‘My Sister’s Keeper’. Be prepared for a roller coaster ride of twists and turns and if you’re anything like me, you might want to throw it, or put it in the freezer. If you’re a blink, I don’t recommend this unless you’re reading it in braille.
I also really like the way this book was recorded. Unabridged of course, the only way to go. It was
nearly fourteen hours of entertainment and thought provocation. This particular book used different narrators for each main character, which I really like, and which I rarely experience. Each narrator had their own style to their character and it was amusing to hear each narrator talk in the voice of other characters, kinda like when you do an impression of a friend or family member haha.
I’m going to discuss further in the comments, which means there will be spoilers. So please, don’t read the comments unless you have no interest in reading this book. If you can comment without reading, by all means, take that risk haha! Oh, there was a movie made out of this book which Georgie saw and really liked. Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin are in it. Of course, Baldwin plays the lawyer, shocker haha!
I have to wonder how the service dog, Judge, is in the movie. Yep, a service dog. That’s always a plus to any book in my opinion. I warn you though, raisers and handlers will be rolling their eyes at some of the stuff this dog gets away with, namely what he eats.
Definitely give this book a read, and definitely go check out Reviews from the Deep, which I linked above, for book ideas. He reviews audio books, but they are good reviews for sighties as well. I actually read ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ because Carin read it, so maybe now Stormcrow will read it and write his review, hint hint.
Just another reminder to use caution if you leave a comment, as I want to talk openly about the book with others who have read it and you really don’t want to have stuff ruined or even hinted at before you read it.