Saturday, September 15, 2007

All right already!

It's only been a week since my last post, but I've been attacked by several friends for my lack of new blogging. So here's a little something short and sweet to tide you over until my super cool post is ready.

I recently read "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. LOVED IT! It's about a 13-year old girl who was conceived strictly to be a donor for her older sister who has leukemia. By the time she's 13, there really is little chance of survival for her older sister, but her mom wants her to donate one of her kidneys to try to save her. The doctors don't think it will work and the younger sister doesn't want to undergo the surgery. She has spent her whole life feeling like she was nothing but a supplement for her sister. So she tries to get a medical emancipation from her parents. It sounds absurd, but you really feel for the girl when you hear some of the things the mom has said. But the the story changes and you hear it from the mom's point of view and you understand why. Talk about a moral dilemma. I didn't know who to side with. You really felt for both parties. This is a good cry book. I cried from the beginning to the end. I thought it was really good. (Why do we love things that make us cry?) Anyway, I recommend it and am anxiously waiting to read another of her books that I picked up at the library called "Vanishing Acts." Anyone read this? (It was the only book available by this author.)I'll let you know my review when I'm done.

12 comments:

Dancin Queen said...

Hey, I linked over to you from your comment on Michelle because your picture is so cute!

I've seen this book in the stores, and wondered what it was about. Thanks for the review! It sounds interesting!

candace said...

Ha ha, you finally got a post up (slacker) j/k. The book sounds really good! If I could pry my fingers off of Twilight for 5 minutes I could fathum reading it! The author sounds great, i can't wait to read one of her books!

sohpiasmom said...

This book looks great...I'll have to check it out! I just got done reading Salem Falls and also really liked it...you should definitely give that one a go! :)

Dancin Queen said...

I'm note sure why, but my computer freezes up everytime I try to leave a comment on your blog. Any idea why? Has anyone else ever mentioned this happening?

Rebecca said...

Is that a library book or yours? If it's yours, can I borrow it. I know I'm a book leach. But you still love me right?!

Michelle said...

That books sounds great! I've been looking for something to read on the plane.

Chanda said...

Dancin Queen - I've not heard that. I have no helpful advice - sorry.

Rebecca - It was a library book and I just returned it. Dagnabbit! I'm unhelpful to all today.

Cherity said...

Sounds like a good read! I love movies and books that make me cry. Those are the kinds of stories that really bring reality into your life!

katri said...

Sounds like an interesting read. My mom went through a kidney transplant and was due for her second one about two years ago. I was interesting as I contemplated offering to be a donor. She was rejected by the transplant team due to her heart and passed away this summer of a heart attack.
I'd love to read this book. Rebecca, can I be in line after you?

Yeah, and what is it about loving books that make you cry?? I love a good cathartic cry.

Aurora said...

I LOVE your blog! It is super. Just getting my feet wet in the blogging world.
I think that I will pick up that book. It sounds so great.

Erin Marie said...

Pretty much any book by Jodi Piccoult is a great book. I just finished reading her most recent 19 mintues and it was excellent! Vanishing Acts is also good... My Sister's Keeper was probably my fav... Mercy another good one...She has numerous books out... happy reading

Jill said...

Hello! This is obviously a late post, but I just found your blog through someone...I can't remember. Your family is so adorable!!!!! Your blog is fun. I saw this post and had to say I read this book and LOVED it too. SO GOOD! Also, we are BYU fans too and I saw the BYU post from the Oklahoma game...my husband and I were there also! We always go to a BYU game but we just moved from SLC to Missouri. Tulsa is only 4 hours from us so we got to go to that game and had fun! Anyways, hope you don't mind me perusing your blog. I love to scrapbook too, and do artsy stuff. Anyways, you just seem like an awesome person and so many things were catching my eye that were similar to me!! Fun blog!
You can check mine out if you are a lurker too. It's so fun to make new blogging friends though!!
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