Finally finished reading Jodi Picoult's “My Sister's Keeper” after borrowed it from Elsa for about 3 months now. Yes, the one that’s been filmed into motion picture. I haven't watched that movie though, decided to read the book first.
For those who doesn't know what's it about… It's a story of a girl, Anna whom was being conceived just to be a bone marrow match for her sister, Kate's leukemia. She's been donating blood, bone marrow and all her life just to keep Kate alive. Anyhow, when she reached the age of 13, she filed a law-suit for medical emancipation when her Kate's kidney failed and her only hope for survival is a kidney transplant.
The story sounded fiction yet, it's just as true as life can be. I once come across young kids in hospital that was diagnosed with leukemia, and the parents actually consider of having a second child just so that the first could be saved.
Sometimes logically, the easy way out will be just give up and let the child go but emotionally and rationally, as human being, you just wanna grab hold of that one last hope. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? There's no certain answer for that, just like Jodi Picoult said in the book, “It's a Solomon's choice.”
The twist near the end left me touched, and speechless. Life can be so fragile. When things are smooth and perfectly clear, stay alarmed to the impact yet to come.
Ok, the movie next...