Anna sapeva di essere stata messa al mondo per salvare sua sorella, ma non era d'accordo... Anna non è malata, ma a tredici anni è già stata sottoposta a numerosi interventi chirurgici in modo che la sorella maggiore Kate possa combattere la leucemia che l’ha colpita in tenera età. Anna è stata concepita con le caratteristiche genetiche che la rendono idonea a essere donatore di midollo per la sorella, ruolo che non ha mai messo in discussione, ma che ora le diventa, di colpo, insostenibile. Perché nessuno chiede mai il suo parere? Perché si dà per scontato che lei sia disponibile? Anna prende così una decisione che sconvolgerà la vita di tutti i suoi cari: fa causa alla sua famiglia.
Nel groviglio di amore, dolore e ribellione che lega tra loro i personaggi della storia, Jodi Picoult scava e indaga, regalandoci un romanzo corale che, con lucidità e coraggio, ci fa riflettere su cosa significhi essere bravi genitori, bravi fratelli e brave persone; se sia moralmente corretto salvare la vita di un bambino quando ciò significa violare i diritti di un altro; se bisogna seguire il proprio cuore o lasciare che siano gli altri a condurci.
Da questo romanzo Nick Cassavetes, nel 2009, ha tratto il film omonimo con Cameron Diaz e Alec Baldwin.
Alzo il palmo della mano sopra il suo naso per vedere se respira, e sento un soffio caldo. Potrei premere la mia mano su quel naso e su quella bocca, e tenerla ferma quando si metterà a lottare. Sarebbe forse diverso da quello che sto già facendo?
- ISBN: 8850243936
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 430
**If you're planning on reading this book, don't read my review. I give away the horribly disappointing ending. On second thought, don't read this book, read my review.** I know several people who have read this book, so I decided to give it a go. I was immediately intrigued by the subject of the bo Leggi tutto
Have you ever read a book that really pissed you off? Pissed you off so much all you could do was rant about it until everyone told you to just shut up? This is that book for me. Picoult's dialogue is excellent, but her characters annoy me and the ending of this book was such a cop-out I almost wrote Leggi tutto
As I said before: I'm still reading this book but I'm not sure why. My mom lent me the book and she loved it, everyone tells me they loved it and I'm sort of hating it while I read. I just want to finish it and move on. Maybe I'll change my tune when it's over. Well... I hate it less, but I'm still n Leggi tutto
this book is a shameless and unskillful manipulation of human emotions. i felt dirty when i was done with it. the story is on par with cheap natural disaster movies like deep impact that are formulated to tug at your heartstrings in very predictable ways. the author painfully over uses the dramatic
This was a horrible read. Premise: Great. Should be really interesting. Execution: Terrible. Ending: Basically the worst ending I've ever read in anything. Ever. Wish: I wish someone had spoken up after the first read and called out the author on some of the really bad plot devices and decisions in t Leggi tutto
oh dear. where do i even begin with this one? the only thing i liked about this was the concept. the quality of one daughters life vs the sanctity of her sisters is phenomenally creative and very forward thinking for the time this was written. i loved the ethically, morally, medically, and psychologi Leggi tutto
This book was stunning. In writing, in style, in plot, in character! It truly is one of those books that you really can't stop reading. Especially for me, because in a way it took me back to my Lurlene McDaniel days. Did anyone ever read her? She was always writing books about different teenagers an Leggi tutto
Anyone who has a kid has probably, at one point or another, battled with them at bedtime. That's what I do, every night. There is much yelling, crying, begging and pleading. It's horrible. Kid #3 is out like a light, so she's not part of the problem. Kid #2 puts up a good fight, whining and tantrum t Leggi tutto
Emancipation My Sister's Keeper is a hugely compelling novel that explores an agonising moral dilemma of doing everything possible for your child - but can you choose between your children. It is heart-breaking, sensitive, compassionate and superbly written to bring a serious illness and portray it
I hate novels where parenting is questioned, simply because I too often find myself thinking, “Well I would never do THAT.” I then have to do the whole knock-on-wood routine and hope that I didn’t just invite divine retribution for being too judgmental. So it was with Jodi Picoult’s novel My Sister Leggi tutto
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