Monday, October 8, 2012

Blog 1: My SIster's Keeper!

In Jodi Picoult's book My Sister's Keeper, Kate has leukemia and was the reason her younger sister Anna was born. Her parents had her conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate to save her life. Reading this book I keep putting myself in Anna's position. I honestly have no idea what I would do. I see both perspectives where Anna believes its not fair to her and then where it is her older sister and she wants to do everything she can for her to live. This has to be so stressful on Anna for many reasons. If i was her even if my parents loved me and all I would still almost feel used. Like they just had me to save my sister they don't actually care about me. I could see how her thinking that too could lead her to want to get help so she has the right to her own body. That would be awful undergoing all those surgeries, transfusions, and shots! She is always in the hospital and there is absolutely nothing wrong with her. It is just such a hard situation on all of the family, parents, both girls and their older brother Jesse.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you - I would feel used. I would constantly be questioning my value to my family. Do they really love me, or do they need me to keep my sister alive. What a horrible, horrible situation to be in.