My Sister's Keeper

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This past weekend I finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.  I really, really enjoyed it.  I put the movie in my Netflix queue weeks ago but wanted to read the book first.  Now I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie, too.

The book started a little bit slow, but soon enough I was looking forward to reading a little bit before going to bed.  I had to force myself to put it down so I could get enough sleep before work.  I thought it was quite suspenseful throughout the second half.  And then the ending.  Wow.  Of course I'm not going to give the ending away in case you haven't read/seen it yet, but it was a surpise I totally didn't see coming.  It was fantastic.

I loved how each chapter was told from the perspective of a different character.  I liked how it kept the book fresh by switching up the perspective. I liked how it gave each of the characters more depth. Each chapter is in the first person, and each character has their own voice. 

The book made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me think.  All things, in my mind, that make a book a wonderful read.


If you've read the book or seen the movie, what did you think?  If you haven't, do it now!  What are you waiting for?!  :)  Anyone have any suggestions for the next Jodi Picoult book I should read? 


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I loved that book. I heard they changed some things in the film (I don't want to say more as to not ruin it for you) so I've avoided the film so far.

I liked this book a lot, and I TOTALLY forgot there was a movie version. I gotta add it to my queue.

I remember feeling a little frustrated when the perspective changed with each chapter, because I'd get into a groove with one character and then have to get used to another. But I liked all the characters, so it was still enjoyable.

I should check out some other books by Jodi Picoult, too.

Uh oh, Candice. Now you have me worried. I think I still want to see it though!

JD, I can see where the different characters every chapter would be something some people might really like, and others might really dislike. I'm glad you still enjoyed it even though that style wasn't your favorite. You are so right about checking out other books by her. It looks like she's got a whole lot, I'll have to update the post to ask suggestions for the next one to read. I have a couple of books I want to order and I'd like to add another of hers to the list, too.

I'm still trucking through 'Handle with Care', which has gotten better... it too is told from different perspectives, which I too really like. Maybe give it a shot?
Also, for the first time in my life, I've started another book without finishing the first... Little Earthquakes, by Jennifer Weiner, and it's great!

Marisa, when you were telling me about it before I thought it sounded pretty interesting. Maybe I'll give that one a shot.

I really liked the Jennifer Weiner books I've read. I agree, Little Earthquakes is great! The others I've read are Good in Bed and In Her Shoes. I recommend them both.

I tried this book in an audiobook format and couldn't get through more than a few chapters. It drove me freakin' nuts that they changed perspective every chapter. Some books (like The Time Traveler's Wife) are okay when they do that b/c it's only switching between two different people, but when it's like half a dozen different perspectives, it's really hard to settle into the storyline.

I haven't tried the movie yet; maybe I will like that better. Do they change perspectives in that too?

Jennifer, sorry you did not enjoy the book. I wonder if the audio version made the switching perspectives more annoying. I would imagine the movie would flow much better between the different points of view, but i am not sure. I will let you know when i see it!

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