"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult presents a lot of questions for book clubs to discuss. These book club discussion questions on "My Sister's Keeper" will allow your book club to delve into the issues Picoult raises about family, science and doing the right thing in a hard situation.
Book Club Discussion Questions for "My Sister's Keeper"
Spoiler warning: These book club discussion questions reveal important details about "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. (Finish the book before reading on!)
- Reread the prologue to "My Sister's Keeper". Who is speaking? Is that who you thought was speaking the first time you read it?
- "My Sister's Keeper" is told from many different viewpoints. Why do you think Jodi Picoult wrote it this way? How did hearing from each character change your opinions of them and of the situation?
- Do you think Sara is a good mother? Do you sympathize with her? How does her martyrdom affect the rest of the family?
- Discuss the consequences of the trial other than the ruling. In what ways does it force people to deal with issues in their relationships? Sara and Brian? Anna and her parents? Julia and Campbell?
- Why does Jesse burn things? Is Jesse the opposite of his firefighter father or are they similar? In what ways?
- Discuss the ways each family member copes with their situation. How are each of their identities affected by Kate? How does this affect Kate?
- Why did Kate ask Anna to sue for medical emancipation? Was Anna right to listen to her wishes?
- Do you think it is ethical to have a "designer baby" like Anna was?
- The epilogue talks about how the family moved on. How did they grieve? How did they survive? In what ways did Anna give life back to all of them, not just Kate?
- Rate "My Sister's Keeper" on a scale of 1 to 5.