Friday, June 26, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

We just read this one for book-club. Squeezed it in the year's calendar before the movie comes out this weekend. It tells the story of a family who genetically conceive a baby to be a perfect donor for their daughter with cancer. What a sad and compelling story. I know, it sounds like I just took that off the back of the book.... I don't think I often use the word "compelling". But I can't think of how else to describe it. I didn't know if the sadness would overwhelm the story too much for me to enjoy it, like too much jalapeno in my guacamole. But it didn't. Told from so many different perspectives, the reader doesn't suffer through the pain of say, the mother, the whole time, but instead is let into the affects the illness has on an entire family.

Ooohhh. I just reread that paragraph and it sounds totally depressing. But it was a good, good book.

Just in case you're lookin'.


Madi Barney said...

this book is AMAZINNGGGG!!!
i'm seeing the movie tonight!

Kym said...

I really like Jodi Picolet. I've read quite a few of her books and they're good...all very "compelling". I thought it was a GOOD book, too. I hope the movie does the book justice. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I like all the actors...that helps, right?

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Book club was fun at you beautiful home. Great discussions - both the discussion about the book, and the one afterward.

Can't wait to see the movie!

Debbie said...

I've also enjoyed this book. When I saw the trailer, the actors didn't look like I had imagined the characters. Sometimes that doesn't matter once you see the movie. Cameron Diaz looks like she'll do well in the role of the mom.

Madi Barney said...

The movie was great!! But for anyone who read the book, you might be disappointed. For one, the whole ending completely changed. And they cut Julia (the guardian ad litem) out of the movie entirely!