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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper

Joannie Wright, January 14, 2011


My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
-A Never-Thought-I-Could and Never-Moving-On Book.

Do you have a reason to be here? You do but if you feel like don’t and believe it the real reasons will disappear “Because (when) it’s gone, so are you.” Anna Fitzgerald feels this way. Her sister Kate is dying and she was made to help her. “… Nearly every time Kate’s hospitalized, I wind up there, too.” As Anna goes through her court, hospitals, and tough times, she learns what it means to give and get. I believe this book could win awards and if the characters were real, they would win some, too. “See, unlike the rest of the free world, I didn’t get here by accident.” You start to feel things you have never felt before, but in a comfortable way. This book provides the experience of a life time and I loved it in every way; from beginning to end and every part in between. “‘What’s a four-letter word for vessel?’ she asks… ‘Anna,” I murmur. My mother turns. ‘What?’ ‘A four-letter word for vessel,’ I say, and I walk out of Kate’s room.” I praise Mrs. Picoult: Thanks.

Vessel: a person regarded as a holder or receiver of something, esp. something nonmaterial
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Lady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa Klein
Lady Macbeth's Daughter

Joannie Wright, November 30, 2010

Lady Macbeth’s Daughter By: Lisa Klein

Like a maze, this story is twisty and long. I describe it has a hedge maze, not a child’s pumpkin patch maze where you see the exit. The story turns your compass in so many ways, you start to regret entering. There is no sign above the exit, in fact, there is no clear conclusion. It was hard to finish the book when I wasn’t provided a map to bring with. It says on the back of my copy, “Albia’s… struggles…” It should really say “The reader’s struggles.” It is difficult to compliment a book that has nothing to compliment on. I believe the author’s story was not as splendid as it describes on the back. This one isn’t a keeper. Like Albia’s father, I wish to have the book leave my presents. Along with the “conclusion”, the chapters’ organization is pitiful. The book’s lay out is messy and untidy like a child’s room. The chapters flip off and on from Albia, the book’s main character, to Grelach, the wife of the antagonist. However, courage plays an important role that has left an impression on me. The story tells the tale of a young lady that must decide to join her unforgivable past or destroy it. I do recommend this book to anyone that can’t find their courage in this world and I invite them to a land where the quality rules. But I must say that courage, like a Utopia, comes at high price with a sales tax.
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