If you have not been living under a rock in the past year or so, you have heard of this book or movie. This was my first read by Jodi Picoult. She very quickly became one of my favorite authors and set me on this path of reading these types of novels.
The story behind this book is pretty amazing. First, you have a mother and father who have a child and she is sick almost from the get go. They decide to have another baby just to basically save their first-born. I am not sure what I would do in this situation. It is hard to even think about. Once the child is born, she undergoes so many procedures to help prolong her sister’s life. So now you have a young, tween girl who decides to sue her parents to have the rights to her own body and the decisions that go along with it. She decides not to save her sister’s life for the most part. For one, I cannot blame her, but I do not believe I could sit and watch my sibling die because I did not help them.
Read this book! If you have siblings or children, it really makes you think about what you would do in these characters place. Let me know what you think. It is definitely a tear-jerker!! Watch the movie after you have read the book.