My Sister 's Keeper By Jodi Picoult Essay example

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I first met my Grandma Vita at my birth; she came to welcome me into this world. I may not remember that, but I remember all the times I had visited her in the hospital. She was always in pain from the treatment she had to receive. She tried not to show it, but you could see the pain in her eyes. Later on, doctors revealed she had not been on the proper treatment and they were giving her too much pain medication that was slowly killing her. These are the harsh facts of life. This is what inspired me to read the novel My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It is an amazing story about a girl with a rare form of leukemia. The movie of the same name, directed by Nick Cassavetes, told a sufficient story. Ultimately, the book overrides the movie because it provides a detailed plot. More background information is provided and the visual received exceeds that of the movie. The empathetic moments of the book help to connect to the characters better. This novel is heart-wrenching, real, and incorporates a fantastic plot twist.
The story begins with Anna Fitzgerald by stating the several reasons why babies are born, and their purpose in this life. Anna says that her purpose is to solely save her sister Kate. At the age of 2, Kate was diagnosed with a form of leukemia that is extremely rare and the only way to save her would be a genetic match. Since the slightly older brother Jesse had not been a match, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald make the decision to make a “designer baby.” Lo and…

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