And today being Mother’s Day, made it even more sensitive to me. Yeah, just finished with the book, My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult and there are some really contradicting thoughts inside me – as a mother and as an individual !!!
Please read the story here, if u want to. Or if u want to read the book to know it, plz go ahead.
Now, Monika asked me – am I able to relate with Sara, to the choices she made ????
No…not always. Oh no, I understand that she was forced into one choice or the other and that she didn’t expect things to happen the way it did. But as a mother, she failed to give the care and love to her other children, becos of Kate’s condition. It left a really bitter taste in my mouth. I felt bad for Jesse’s psychological problems and every time he sets fire to something. Probably she didn’t have time for that, owing to Kate’s unstable health !!! But still I am leaning on the children’s side.
There was a moment in the book, when they give Kate arsenic. And by the end of two days or so, it failed to show any change in Kate and her health was deteriorating. That moment, Brian, understood that this could be the end of Kate. But there was no such acceptance from Sara, under any circumstance. Probably this determination to see her daughter live, is what made Anna die and donate the kidney, even after winning the case against her parents.
These two points above are my own contradicting opinions on Sara’s choices….so, if she being in that place, as a mother of Kate, has taken those decisions – it’s all in the love of the child and there’s nothing to beat that logic.
The many moments when Jesse and Anna were disappointed as a child, made my heart cry for them – for their lost childhood.
But, when in the end, despite all their childhood neglects, the children come together to make Kate feel better – such a touching place.
When I had put a status msg, ppl wrote to me telling how much they cried. So, I was totally prepared for this. And I thot I held myself fantastically great throughout….but I agree shamelessly, that I cried when Brian finds Anna inside the smashed car. That moment I knew, that Sara’s conviction that Kate should live, is like asking for the death of another child. And as rightly put, by Kate – one of us should go and Anna took it upon herself. That was the heart-tearing moment of all.
Now, am waiting to see the movie on HBO on 21st May….I heard that it has a diff ending than that of the book !!! Dont u all tell me the ending…I’ll see it for myself, plz….