Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Thus far My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult is a page turner. Initially, I was interested in this book because I have never been exposed or sought out to learn about stem cell research. I still have predictions about this book that Anna’s parents don’t love her because she is basically a science project to them, but I still could be wrong. I like how the book is constantly changing perspective because I know how everyone is feeling. I hope I get a better feel for what the parents feel toward Anna. I like Anna and her brother already. I feel bad for Anna that no one has asked her about her body and her feelings. I hope that Anna gets the respect from her parents through the lawsuit she is inducting. Hopefully they realize what they have been doing to her body and her mental health. I have a feeling that I will finish this book quickly over spring break!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
I am not quite to the ending of my book, but I plan to finish it tonight! So far the ending left me feeling sad for Alice. Her rapist will never be convicted since she picked the wrong person in the police lineup. I also feel hurt towards her friend that got raped when their house was broken into (probably payback for taking legal action.) Alice was a good, pure, girl before all this happened and now her world is flipped upside down. I am saddened that she also got caught up in drugs to try and ease her pain. The author did not choose and ending for this book, this is real life. This actually happened, which saddens me all the more. The man who raped her is free and will never pay back his debts for raping her. This touches my heart personally because I have dealt with an abusive relationship before and the person did not have any punishment for it. This book left a big impact on me. It reminded me that women are strong. Pregnancy, Periods, breast cancer, being walked on, rape, harassment, abuse; females go through a lot. Women are strong! I’m glad the author decided to share her story with the world, and convey just how strong women are.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I am on page 85 of Lucky by Alice Sebold. Alice, the main character, hasn't really done much evolving yet. She is still caught up about the rape. When Alice goes home to try and recover, the family’s issues and past just overtake everything. Her mother getting her nervous spurts prevent Alice from being able to talk to someone about the details of the rape, the psychiatrist makes a snide remark, her father is always quiet in his study, and her emotional sister cannot bear to talk about such an occurrence. I despise the perpetrator of the crime for bringing so much more dysfunction into this already dysfunctional home. As for Alice, I feel like she tries to forget what happened with her whit and humor but it does not seem to work. At this point I just feel like the novel has to resolve by Alice finding an outside source to confide in because her family is little to no help.