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Book Club: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult 2009-05-15 07:30:49

Buzz Book Club: My Sister's Keeper, Section Two


Welcome back, Buzz Book Club readers. I'm re-reading My Sister's Keeper this month, and I'm finding myself taking breaks between each character's section because it's pretty emotionally draining. You would think I'd be a little numb to it the second time around — but nope.

Here's a recap of how the Book Club goes: Every week I'll suggest chapters to complete by the next post (which, in this case, will go up every Friday in May). In these weekly Book Club posts, I'll posit a few questions to prompt discussion in the comments section.

Of course, you are always welcome to read beyond the weekly chapters, but please don't spoil anything in the comments! After the jump you'll find some questions that struck me as I read this section.

The next section: Read through the section marked "The Weekend" (stop before "Monday"). We'll chat about this section next Friday, May 22.

To discuss last week's section of My Sister's Keeper, in which we read through the section marked "Thursday" (stopping before "Friday"), read more.

  1. This week, we get a little more insight into what makes Sara tick. It seems like she has a lot of guilt about not being able to provide for Kate the way Anna can. Do you find that reaction understandable, or is it a little strange?
  2. Anna seems so conflicted in this section, and I just want to give her a hug! Sometimes she wants to press ahead with the lawsuit; sometimes she doesn't; sometimes she wants to break away from her mother while other times she goes running to Sara for comfort. Part of me wishes she could pick a position and stick with it, but the rest of me knows she's just 13, and that's a lot to ask of anyone. How are you feeling toward her at this point?
  3. Last week, I was intrigued by Campbell and Julia's relationship, but this week I'm a little annoyed with their story. At this point I want to know what happened between them that was so big that Julia is driven to a tequila-drinking marathon all these years later. Do you think her reaction seems extreme? Or can you understand it? Do you want to know more?
  4. I don't have a sister, and I've found myself wondering whether this book would be completely different if I did. Can any of you shed light on that?
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