Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult


Content Rating: 4.1.5 (R)
Category: Realistic fiction, romance, adult

Review : 3/5
How do I review this book? Did it keep me interested and turning the pages? Did it make me think? Yes, on both counts. Did I enjoy reading it? I have to say, guiltily, yes. I say "guiltily" because it is not a clean read. There are dozens of cases of very harsh profanity, though it seems to really come out towards the end. Until I got to the last 100 pages I thought, "Yeah, there's a lot of profanity but it hasn't been too bad." Well, that changed. As for the sex content, I thought it could have been much worse. I gave it a 4 rating just to be on the safe side. I thought it might classify as a 3 because it wasn't overly graphic but it was outside of marriage, so I gave it the 4 rating, as seen above. I couldn't recommend this book to anyone I know but I did find it very interesting. The characters are fleshed out well, they are likable, and they touched me. I thought it was pretty well written most of the time. It made me think about how I treat each of my kids and hope that I can show each of them that I truly love them for who they are.

8 comments:

Julie J. said...

I agree. This book seriously made me think about how I treat Sam, especially in my struggle to have another baby.... That I need to emphasize to him that we are a WHOLE family already, even though we might want more people in it, the three of us are a great family. This book is seriously thought provoking.

Becca said...

Ah..I just started this book! I like Jodi Picoult. The Plain Truth is really good...

Becca said...

I also wanted to say, you have so GREAT books on your TBR list. I love snowflower and the secret fan, and the memory keepers daughter is also really good.

Chain Reader said...

This is the pick for next month's church book club--I hope that goes over well! I've never read anything by her, but have heard so much.

Kim said...

Oh my! I can't wait to hear how your book club goes! Please let me know. There will be plenty to talk about as long as no one is too offended.

Charlotte said...

I wish the language would have been cleaner. It bothered me. But, having lived near where this story took place, I have to say that's the way they talk back there! I don't know if I'll ever forgive the mother in this book. I'm angry at how she neglected the 'keeper'.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Everybody tells me that this is their favorite Picoult book and a lot of people in my neighborhood read it and liked it. I did pick up a copy at the DI and have it on a couple of challenges. Thanks for the warning on the language. Despite that I think I'll still try it out.

Anna said...

I agree that this book really makes you think. Picoult's like that.