Picoult's million-copy bestseller, on which the heartwrenching film starring Cameron Diaz is based, is impossible to put down before you reach the final page.
'A major decision about me is being made, and no one's bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion.'
The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukaemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Anna was born for this purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more. But now that she has reached an age of physical awareness, she can't help but long for control over her own body and respite from the constant flow of her own blood seeping into her sister's veins.
And so she makes a decision that for most would be too difficult to bear, at any time and at any age. She decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body.
'Jodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it.Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotive issues'Picoult, once again, grabs a razor-sharp issue and uses her brilliantly intricate pen to expose all the shades of grey with PERFECTION.'Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include KEEPING FAITH, THE PACT, and MERCY. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.Jodi Picoult's three most recent paperbacks - KEEPING FAITH, THE TENTH CIRCLE and MERCY - were all Number One bestsellers, published within one record-breaking year.Jodi Picoult is an incredible success story. She catapulted into the public eye following the success of MY SISTER'S KEEPER, a Richard and Judy winner, and has sold 3.9 million books through Bookscan.Jodi is the biggest-selling women's fiction writer in the UK.Part of a brand new, ground-breaking look for Jodi Picoult - the result of a 6-month long consumer research project. The full backlist is being repackaged.