Throwback Thursday – August 31st – My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by Renee @ It’s Book Talk. This meme is an awesome way to share favorites that were published over a year ago or even books that you’re finally reading after much time has passed. I have plenty of those to share! If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. Please link back to her@It’s Book Talk.


-This week’s Pick-

My Sister’s Keeper

by Jodi Picoult


Leave it to Jodi Picoult to captivate me from cover to cover. I read this in 2005 and remember that I couldn’t put it down until the final shocking end.

Sara’s daughter Kate is sick. She has leukemia and Sara will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. When Anna is born, she quickly becomes her sister Kate’s savior, but as time goes on, Anna wants a life of her own.

“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?…I didn’t come to see her because it would make me feel better. I came because without her, it’s hard to remember who I am.” 

A life is at stake and family relationships spin out of control when Anna files a lawsuit against her parents to be removed from the situation. Who is it that’s right when not one of them is sure of their own decisions on this controversial matter?

I couldn’t put the book down. The book is written with multiple character viewpoints and the story unfolds quickly. Picoult has the capability of twisting a story so far that you can never figure out what’s ahead or how it’ll end.  I love the way she writes and she’s one of my favorite authors. This is just one of my favorite books by her.

My rating for this book is 5*****


Blurb: 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.

A provocative novel that raises some important ethical issues, My Sister’s Keeper is the story of one family’s struggle for survival at all human costs and a stunning parable for all time.

You can find the book on Amazon and Goodreads

  • Series: Picoult, Jodi (Large Print)
  • Hardcover: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Large Print edition (May 18, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743486196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743486194

Here’s the movie trailer below. I thought the movie was good, but enjoyed the book much more…


More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere…

Renee at Its Book Talk

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Cathy at Between the Lines

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Noriko at Book Fiend

Amy at NovelGossip

Lynne at Fictionophile

Nicki at The Secret Library Site

Caryl at Mrs Bloggs Books

Sam at Clues and Reviews


Thanks for reading this week’s Throwback Thursday!

41 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – August 31st – My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

      1. I will have to put it on my list to watch and find out where I can watch it. Perhaps amazon. I read the book so long ago so when I watched the movie trailer, I was remembering the book in bits and pieces. I can’t wait to chat with you about the movie.

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        1. Yes, it is on Amazon. Maybe Netflix too? It’s definitely worth watching, but changed up from the book. Please do let me know. Can’t wait to hear yoir thoughts! ♡


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    1. It’s a good book. I agree with you. I love this meme too because for a few of the books I hadn’t written a review yet and this forces me to do that as well. It’s helping me catch up. 😉

      Thanks for commenting. 💖


  2. This is just so odd, but Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve read all her books…except this one (And some of her new short novellas)!! That’s insane I haven’t read this! I’ve seen the movie, but still. 🤔 I’ve been trying to figure this out for an hour now lol. Great choice though!! Hope your blog break is allowing you your much deserved reading time❤📚🤗

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    1. Hi Stephanie! How ironic, another thing we have in common! 😉 Let me know your thoughts on it when you read it. It’s a little different than the movie and I would highly recommend the book.

      Have you read her newest book? I need to. Her older books are actually my favorites. 😉

      Hope you have a great weekend! I’m looking forward to it. Getting caught up with reading, but not fast enough. Working on it! 😉💖💖💖 Talk soon and hope you all had a great week. ♡


      1. I put it on my TBR. It was funny that I thought I had read it, but I haven’t. And so weird since I own all her other books and have read them! Yes! I read Small Great Things in a day! It is fantastic. It is one of her better books, in my opinion. Just a very applicable to today, very eye opening, and heartwrenching in her typical way! I do love her older books, but Small Great Things has to be up there as one of my very favorites.

        Thank you! I’m working on a 25 of essay, so it is keeping me busy. I’m hoping to space it out that I have some free time this weekend though. I’ve got a few..well close to 200 things to grade for the week, but it will be quick to do (2 hrs). I really want to catch up on some reading too. I’m halfway through a book I want to review next week.

        Glad you’re reading!! I wish there was a magic way to read faster. ❤❤ Enjoy your reading and weekend!! 💕❤💕

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        1. Small Great Things was good! It was hard for me to read in a few spots, for sure. Mermaid just came out and I want to read it, but it’s only 40 pages and a Kindle single. Not getting great reviews though. I still want to try it.

          I do hope you can fit some free time in. I have so much catching up to do and hope to be caught up by Wednesday.

          Happy reading! Looking forward to your next book review too! ❤ 🙂


        2. Oh! I didn’t know she had a new one until you mentioned it, lol. I thought you meant Small Great Things lol!! So, no, I haven’t read Mermaid and likely won’t.

          I hope I can too!! Thanks! My husband just broke a tooth while out at lunch with colleagues, so I’m with him at the emergency dentist. He broke it right to the root! 😯😢 It’s a molar, so he’s just going to have it pulled. Ouch! Not the way either of us planned our afternoon! I did bring some assignments to read. I’ve got almost 200 pgs to read by Wed. Not fun reading but still interesting.

          I hope to finish Little Fires Everywhere tonight or tomorrow 😀 It’s so good that I ditched school…both last night and read it for 3 hrs 🤣 I had to pay for it this morning though when I had only 3 hrs sleep and had extra work to do. But I’ll probably stay awake late again tonight to read it! It’s not my next review though. I need to review The Secret Diary of Witches, which is released Tues. But I can’t think of anything to say lol. I always say that though and then 4 to 6 hrs later 😢 I have a review. It was good, but I don’t remember it all. You just wait…you are going to be 40 like me in a few weeks and you will lose your memory 😉❤ Oh well, if I don’t get it reviewed at least I can do Throwback Thursday next week like I did yesterday!! That was my 1st time in weeks, so it was fun, but then I need to think of a book lol. Blog problems 😂

          I hope you catch up by Wed!! Enjoy your books!! ❤❤ And the holiday weekend! ❤😊

          I hop

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        3. Oh my goodness! I hope he’s not in any pain with his tooth. Hopefully you guys will have a wonderful holiday weekend.

          I have that book on my list to read. Cannot wait. I love books that keep you up late at night.

          If you like witch books, you might like The White Raven. I’m reading it now. It’s nothing like what I expected. I’m going to look up the one your reading now.💜

          Yeah, I’m contemplating The Mermaid. I can’t get over the reviews. It’s only 40 pages, so will see. Sometimes I love short reads.

          Will be thinking of you guys and hope you have a relaxing weekend! 💖💜💖💜


        4. Thank you! He’s actually pretty miserable, poor guy. It was broken and he didn’t know it apparently until it shattered to the root, so it was painful to pull. And he hates the dentist. He’s on heavy duty painkillers and antibiotics, so he’s been lying around all day. The meds are making him sick, so I don’t think he’ll be able to take the pain meds much longer. I hope he’s feeling better tommorow, but I’m glad he has a 3 day weekend!

          Little Fires Everywhere was a 5 star read! I stayed up until after 3am to finish it. Well worth it! I’ll have to check out The White Raven. A Secret History of Witches isn’t fantasy it is history really with some magic sprinkled in. More about how a familial line of witches were persecuted. I enjoyed it, especially the history aspect but wouldn’t reread. I do recommend if you like witches and history.

          I like short reads too but The Mermaid doesn’t appeal right now. I’ve got too many to read to add it. Maybe one day.

          I just finished up my HW for the day after 8 hrs working on it without a break. Ugh, I’m absolutely exhausted now. I slacked some this week with not feeling well and then the tooth episode. I’m still trying to find balance. Slacking off isn’t going to help there, lol. I’m doing nothing the rest of the night but resting and relaxing! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!! ❤💖❤💖

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        5. Resting and relaxing is my plan as well. Gosh, I feel so bad for hub though! I can’t stand the dentist either, forget that. Hopefully he can get off the meds and have no pain soon. I feel for him.

          Great that you’re getting caught up! I’m trying, but like you say, procrastinating is my middle name! 💜

          Glad you loved your book! Great news. Cant wait for it. 🙂 Have a great night. 💖💚💖

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        6. Thanks! He is feeling some better today. Now he has moved to 800 mg of ibuprofen for the pain instead of the rx pain meds. They were making him so dizzy and nauseous. I love the dentist, lol so one thing we don’t have in common! I am there like clockwork every 6 months 😀

          I normally don’t procrastinate but work until I’m too tired to function just to get it all done, so I don’t know what I’ve been thinking lol. I almost have an I don’t care attitude, but I do. But it’s really that I feel so bad that I just am afraid of pushing myself. I’ve had such bad flare ups this past year and pneumonia 3x from such a lowered immune system that I’m afraid of getting run down to that point again. I spent 2 nights in the hospital last Nov with pneumonia since I was so exhausted and dehydrated, so I don’t want that to happen again. Working 8 hrs with no break though will help me catch up, but I’m paying for it today with pain. Which doesn’t help since I’m working on more assignments and doing lessons. I’m going to write the word balance on my head…

          I hope you get caught up soon! Procrastinating can be fun, lol.

          Really good book…deep..still trying to process it! Enjoy your weekend 🙂 ❤

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