My Sister’s Keeper is a very layered, captivating YA novel. It discusses relatively mature topics about death, dealing with life-threatening disease, and complex family dynamics. Anna, the protagonist, faces a difficult decision of allowing her sister, Kate, to take advantage of her body due to medical problems, or gaining bodily autonomy. The book provides multiple perspectives that are all justified in their own ways to truly make this situation a morally confusing conflict. It brings up important questions about independence, sacrifice, and love that the reader is compelled to answer.
Overall, the book had me hooked the entire time, and I liked the writing style of the author as well. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys thinking deeply about complex conflicts. A movie based on the book came out in 2009.
Recommended by Tanvi J.
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All of the reviews on this page were written by Avon Grove Library teen volunteers and edited by the Teen Volunteer Coordinator.