Special Sub-Topic: My Sister's Keeper
|How old is the main character, Anna?|
13. Anna is thirteen years old, and her sister Kate is 16 years old. Anna is questioned many time throughout the book about her age being too young to make her own medical descions. This is what the book is about, medical emancipation.
|What kind of disease does Kate, Anna's sister, have?|
leukemia. Kate has acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL for short), which is a rare subgroup of myeloid leukemia. She is really young when the doctors realize that she has it.
|What is the name of the lawyer that Anna goes to?|
Campbell. Anna chooses Campbell from out of a phone book, and he accepts her case because he thinks it will be good publicity.
|What is Anna's last name?|
Fitzgerald. We find out Anna's last name when she is introducing herself to Campbell in his office.
|What kind of lawsuit is Anna filing?|
Medical Emancipation. Anna is actually filing for Medical Emancipation, so that her parents can't force her to give up parts of her body to her sister Kate. For example, her kidney is the reason why she really wants emancipation, because she enjoys playing sports. You can't play sports with only one kidney.
|What is Anna's older brother's name?|
Jesse. Anna's brother's name is Jesse. He is the forgotten child, because Kate got sick and then Anna was the one that was needed to keep Kate alive, not Jesse.
|What job does Anna's father have?|
Firefighter. Anna's dad is a firefighter and Anna gets to live at the firehouse during part of the trial because her mother is too controling.
|Campbell had a seeing-eye dog.|
F. The dog that Campbell had was not because he was blind, but because he had seizures ever since he got into an accident when he was in his teens. So the dog warns him when he is going to have one.
|Did Anna win her case with Campbell?|
Y. Anna did win her case against her parents because her dad Brian stepped up and agreed that he thought she could make her own decisions. I was really happy about this because the mother is WAY too controlling and never lets the dad have an opinion.
|At the end of the book, who is dead?|
Anna. Anna actually dies, which is really sad because she just won her case against her parents, but on the way home with Campbell, they get into an acicdent and she is brain dead. Campbell agrees to let Kate have her kidney so in the end Kate lives on because of Anna's kidney. It's a really sad ending because I thought Kate was going to die, and then it was a shocker when Anna died instead. It was a great, well written book.
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