My sister's keeper : a novel
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New York, NY : Washington Square Press, 2005.
ISBN
0743454537, 9780743454537, 9781435248250, 1435248252, 9780743454520
Lexile measure
770L
Rating
840
Status
Villa Park Public Library - Fiction
F PICOULT, J.

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Format
Book
Edition
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc
x, 423 pages ; 21 cm.
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.3, 18 Points
Lexile measure
770

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General Note
Originally published in 2004.
General Note
This edition includes a "WSP readers club" guide.
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Includes a readers' club guide in the back of the book.
Description
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 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. When their parents ask her to donate a kidney, Anna has had enough. She enlists the aid of a lawyer and announces her intention to sue for control of her own body. 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?
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840,Lexile.
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770L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,UG,5.3,18.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.3,18.0,85374.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.3,18,85374.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Picoult, J. (2005). My sister's keeper: a novel (First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.). Washington Square Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. 2005. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel. New York, NY: Washington Square Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel New York, NY: Washington Square Press, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition., Washington Square Press, 2005.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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