My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult

my-sisters-keeper-lg.jpgI don't formally belong to a book club but often take suggestions from friends on great books to read.  I have listed just a few of my favorites here.  I gave my most recent list to my husband for book suggestions for Christmas.  He was able to find two of the three.  I ended my Christmas vacation with beginning the book "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Piccoult.  For those who haven't read it by all means go out and buy it and read it.  It is always hard to find the time to read but I found myself engrossed with the ethical dilemmas that she proposed in this book.  The book begins with the healthy 13 year old obtaining the services of an attorney.  She no-longer wanted to be the donor for her sister who was diagnosed with leukemia.  Kate would surely die without the donations that Anna has given all of her life.  The ethical dilemma presents itself when you find out that Kate was diagnosed at the young age of 2.  She already had an older brother but there was no match for Kate at the time of her diagnosis.  The only way to possibly have a perfect match was to utilize a sibling.  The parents then decided they would have another child - Anna.  The love of the sister's is so great it is hard to measure.  Anna has undergone major surgeries and multiple hospital stays when she wasn't even sick.

I strongly urge you to read this compelling and emotionally charged story of how a family deals with life and death decisions.  I would love to hear what others thought of this book