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Title:My Sister's Keeper
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Washington Square Press
ISBN:0743454537
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Number of Pages:423
Category:Fiction, Chick lit, Contemporary

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC My Sister's Keeper 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 .

A provocative novel that raises some important ethical issues i My Sister s Keeper i is the story of one family s struggle for survival at all human costs and a stunning parable for all time

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