History Literature / MySistersKeeper

15th Dec '17 7:42:54 PM Rissis
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Like many of Picoult's fictional mothers, Sara has this trait. For most of the book, she believes that Anna has filed the lawsuit to ''annoy'' her. She's genuinely surprised when Kate reveals how she actually feels, and her first thought when she is confronted with her daughter's fate -- [[spoiler: Anna's brain-dead, organ-harvested body]] is not "my poor baby" but "what do you call a parent [[spoiler:who's lost a child?]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Like many of Picoult's fictional mothers, Sara has this trait. For most of the book, she believes that Anna has filed the lawsuit to ''annoy'' her. She's genuinely surprised when Kate reveals how she actually feels, and her first thought when she is confronted with her daughter's fate -- [[spoiler: Anna's brain-dead, organ-harvested body]] is not "my poor baby" but "what do you call a parent [[spoiler:who's lost a child?]]child?]]"
7th Dec '17 7:43:10 PM PaulA
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''My Sister's Keeper'' is a 2003 novel by Creator/JodiPicoult. Anna Fitzgerald has gone through countless surgeries, transfusions and shots by the age of thirteen. Is she sick? No. She's doing it for her older sister Kate, who has suffered from severe leukemia since the age of three. Anna was born to be a perfect match for Kate. Kate now needs a kidney and Anna decides she's had enough. So she sues her parents for medical emancipation. This book has a high TearJerker warning, and is the [[http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged/2009/index.cfm 7th most challenged book in schools and libraries for 2009]]. Made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] starring Creator/AbigailBreslin as Anna and Sofia Vassilieva as Kate in June 2009.

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''My Sister's Keeper'' is a 2003 novel by Creator/JodiPicoult. Anna Fitzgerald has gone through countless surgeries, transfusions and shots by the age of thirteen. Is she sick? No. She's doing it for her older sister Kate, who has suffered from severe leukemia since the age of three. Anna was born to be a perfect match for Kate. Kate now needs a kidney and Anna decides she's had enough. So she sues her parents for medical emancipation. This book has a high TearJerker warning, and is the [[http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged/2009/index.cfm 7th most challenged book in schools and libraries for 2009]]. 2009]].

Made into [[Film/MySistersKeeper a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] starring Creator/AbigailBreslin as Anna and Sofia Vassilieva as Kate in June 2009.



* AbusiveParents: Sara is the emotional abuse type, though she isn't doing it because she hates Anna; rather, it's because her single-minded devotion to Kate blinds her to the needs of her other children. When Anna was five, Kate needed bone marrow from her so Sara had doctors restrain Anna while they extracted the bone marrow. Whenever Anna questions her, Sara always blackmails her saying "why won't you help your sister?" One of Kate's messages to Anna in the movie is "I'm sorry I let them hurt you", make of that what you will.

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* AbusiveParents: Sara is the emotional abuse type, though she isn't doing it because she hates Anna; rather, it's because her single-minded devotion to Kate blinds her to the needs of her other children. When Anna was five, Kate needed bone marrow from her so Sara had doctors restrain Anna while they extracted the bone marrow. Whenever Anna questions her, Sara always blackmails her saying "why won't you help your sister?" One of Kate's messages to Anna in the movie is "I'm sorry I let them hurt you", make of that what you will.sister?"



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The book ends with [[DebateAndSwitch Anna dying in a car crash]] and her organs being harvested for Kate, while Sara gets her way yet again. The film changed this into a BittersweetEnding/ EarnYourHappyEnding.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The book ends with [[DebateAndSwitch Anna dying in a car crash]] and her organs being harvested for Kate, while Sara gets her way yet again. The film changed this into a BittersweetEnding/ EarnYourHappyEnding.]]



* HairReboot: Sara shaves her head to show support for Kate though the movie keeps changing timelines so two scenes later her hair is back to its original length.



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Anna herself in the novel, while Kate dies in the movie.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Anna herself in the novel, while Kate dies in the movie.herself.]]



* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Campbell (Anna's lawyer) and Julia's relationship. Julia is removed in the movie.

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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Campbell (Anna's lawyer) and Julia's relationship. Julia is removed in the movie.
7th Dec '17 7:41:22 PM PaulA
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*** Another example with Jesse: at one point Sara is too depressed over Kate to take Jesse to shop for new cleats like she'd promised, and tells him they won't be going. Jesse gets upset and points out that she isn't even doing anything, and Sara screams at him until he runs upstairs upset. When Sara later goes up to apologize to him, she discovers that Jesse has ''used a fork to pull out his braces'', and he says to her, "Now you never have to take me anywhere."

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*** ** Another example with Jesse: at one point Sara is too depressed over Kate to take Jesse to shop for new cleats like she'd promised, and tells him they won't be going. Jesse gets upset and points out that she isn't even doing anything, and Sara screams at him until he runs upstairs upset. When Sara later goes up to apologize to him, she discovers that Jesse has ''used a fork to pull out his braces'', and he says to her, "Now you never have to take me anywhere."
7th Dec '17 7:27:23 PM PaulA
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* TheCaretaker: Sarah of cancer-struck daughter Kate.



* DebateAndSwitch: [[spoiler:Due to the ShockingSwerve, the moral dilemma is averted.]]

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* DebateAndSwitch: [[spoiler:Due to the ShockingSwerve, the moral dilemma outcome of Anna's lawsuit is averted.meaningless, so no-one finds out what the ramifications of her decision would have actually been.]]



* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler:Anna wins legal emancipation so her abusive mother will stop using her as a living organ farm -- then dies in a car crash and her organs are used anyway.]]



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Jesse [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] Anna's role in the family as this. Sara sees herself as Kate's emotional crutch, but in reality it's the other way around (she defines herself by her child's illness, and her role as mother/martyr).



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: ''My Sister's Keeper'' was based on a real life story of a family who had a child (unintentionally) that was an exact match for their daughter who had cancer.



* WalkingTransplant: Anna

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* WalkingTransplant: AnnaAnna was conceived as an organ donor for her sister Kate.
19th Sep '17 10:09:12 PM Stevebob
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* IllGirl: Kate

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* IllGirl: KateKate.



* LittlestCancerPatient

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* LittlestCancerPatientLittlestCancerPatient: Kate, who has leukemia. Played with in that Kate [[spoiler: is actually tired of fighting a losing battle against her own body and wants Anna to win the lawsuit so she can die in peace]].
5th Sep '17 11:44:18 AM StardustSoldier
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* DiabolusExMachina: Ohhhhhhhhh yeah.

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* %%* DiabolusExMachina: Ohhhhhhhhh yeah.
5th Sep '17 11:43:30 AM StardustSoldier
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* DebateAndSwitch:[[spoiler:Due to the ShockingSwerve, the moral dilemma is averted.]]

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* DebateAndSwitch:[[spoiler:Due DebateAndSwitch: [[spoiler:Due to the ShockingSwerve, the moral dilemma is averted.]]
19th Mar '17 1:28:16 PM Aruu
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* BillyNeedsAnOrgan

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* BillyNeedsAnOrganBillyNeedsAnOrgan: Kate needing a kidney is what makes Anna decide that she no longer wants to help her medically.
19th Jul '16 8:57:08 AM HakkyounoTenshi
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* AerithAndBob: Anna is actually short for Andromeda in the book. (Bryan explicitly states it's on her Birth Certificate)
16th Apr '16 7:20:12 PM Orbiting
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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Anna herself in the novel, while Kate dies in the movie.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Anna TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Anna herself in the novel, while Kate dies in the movie.]]
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