Τετάρτη, 24 Ιουλίου 2013

4 OUT OF 5- For those who have already watched the movie, read the book please.


 

 

I consider myself lucky of not having not seen the movie. Really, I'm not the person who chooses movies over books. Especially if a movie is based on a book. "My Sister's Keeper" was a very different read for me and it's one of the stories that stay with you forever.

Jodi Pucoult has created her world with multiple voices and thoughts. The idea that every chapter is told from a different point of view, perfects this book even more. The vocabulary is smooth, each action of every character is justified and generally Picoult's story world is a world of justice. We deal with many problems which arise throughout the story.

Maybe the most amazing thing of this book is that readers live and breath inside this world and have to take sides. Readers understand every character and every opinion but unconsciously they identify themselves with only one character.

It isn't the book that will keep you on edge with each page because the end everybody supposes the end is inevitable. But mark the verb "supposes".

I can't say it's one of my favorite books, but it certainly is an one of a kind choice for people who like to puzzle over social matters and problems of ethics. It will make you think again of many choices you've made and of opinions you've shared. The underlying purpose of this book is not to narrate the story of a cancer patient but to make you realize that not everything is what it seems.

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