Reaction to My Sisters Keeper Movie

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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult About the Book
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
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Nineteen Minutes, Atria Books (New York, NY), 2007.

Media Adaptations: Picoult's novels The Pact and Plain Truth were adapted for television and aired on the Lifetime network, 2002 and 2004. My Sister's Keeper was optioned by Fine Line Films for theatrical release. "Sidelights" Since her first success with Songs of the Humpback Whale in 1992, novelist Jodi Picoult has produced several other books in quick succession, often working on two books simultaneously. While she did tell an interviewer for the Allen-Unwin Web site that "I moonlight as a writer. My daylight hours are spent with my three children," her writing time has become more constant since her husband chose to be a stay-at-home dad. Picoult's themes center on women's issues, family, and relationships. According to Donna Seaman in Booklist, the author is "a writer of high energy and conviction." Picoult's second work, Harvesting the Heart, concerns Paige O'Toole, an Irish Catholic with some artistic talent. The product of an unhappy childhood and adolescence, Paige leaves home after high school and lands a job at a diner where she sketches customers. There she meets her future husband, the egocentric Nicholas Prescott, whom she eventually puts through medical school after his parents disown him. After their first child is born, Paige becomes

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