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
Title variation
My sisters keeper
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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
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Summary
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Anna 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
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Character
Award
  • Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2005.
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), High School, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2004.
  • Heartland Award, 2006.
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Young Adult, 2007.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 2007.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2005.
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122079
Cataloging source
NBU
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1966-
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Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
840
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3566.I372
LC item number
M9 2004 KINDLE
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770
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
5.3
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Amazon.com (Firm)
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Sisters
  • Teenage girls
  • Leukemia
  • Organ donors
  • Sick children
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Domestic fiction
  • Leukemia
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Organ donors
  • Sick children
  • Sisters
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
adult
Label
My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult
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ASIN: B000FC1LOC
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
ocn822969096
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unknown
Extent
1 electronic book.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743454520
Lccn
2004300043
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
other
Stock number
F7594B69-ECFB-4528-89BA-AF76D783469B
Label
My sister's keeper : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
ASIN: B000FC1LOC
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn822969096
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic book.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743454520
Lccn
2004300043
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
other
Stock number
F7594B69-ECFB-4528-89BA-AF76D783469B

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