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The Resource My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult

My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult

Label
My sister's keeper : a novel
Title
My sister's keeper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting 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
Awards note
  • Alex Award, 2005.
  • Gateway Readers Award nominee, 2006-07.
Cataloging source
LKR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • UG
LC call number
PS3566.I372
LC item number
M9 2004
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Picoult, J.
Reading level
  • 5.3
  • 5.3
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Teenage girls
  • Leukemia
  • Organ donors
  • Sick children
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Organ donors
  • Sick children
  • Sisters
  • Teenage girls
  • Sisters
  • Mother-daughter relationship
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Domestic fiction
  • Realistic Fiction
Label
My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
54811160
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria books hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 423 pages
Isbn
9780743454520
Lccn
2004300043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743454537
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)54811160
Label
My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
54811160
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria books hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 423 pages
Isbn
9780743454520
Lccn
2004300043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743454537
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)54811160

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