My sister's keeper : a novel

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New York : Atria Books, c2004.
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404 pages ; 23 cm.
0743454537 (trade pbk.), 9780743454537 (trade pbk.), 1439157383 (pbk.), 0743454529, 9781439157268 (pbk.), 9781439157381 (movie tie-in trade pbk.), 1439157383 (movie tie-in trade pbk.)
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Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged ... until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, J. (2004). My sister's keeper: a novel . Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. 2004. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel New York: Atria Books, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi. My Sister's Keeper: A Novel Atria Books, 2004.

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