Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

I just finished reading "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. The movie, based on the book, is due out later this month and I'm certain that Abigail Breslin, as the main character, will prove to be a perfect piece of casting. It wasn't a book I particularly wanted to read but my daughter, Kristina, really loved it and thought I'd like it as well. I started it late one evening and discovered, at 2:00am, I was still reading. I'm sure much has been written about it so I won't rehash here. But the issues the characters grapple with in the story are ones that all of us, parents in particular, deal with all the time in one way or another. As in most good books, the stakes here are high and the tensions are taut. But I'm always aware how my decisions regarding one of my children always effects the other and I never know if my choices will tally on the positive side or the negative in years to come. This book gave me a lot to chew over in my mind. I am looking forward to the movie.

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