I will say though that you have got to read the book, whether you see the film version or not. I’ve just watched the trailer and can already see lots of things they’ve changed. It is such a powerful story which I think will definitely be best portrayed in writing.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been hooked on a book but I haven’t been able to put this one down over the past few days. It’s the story of a family who’s eldest daughter has leukemia and who had a second daughter, who was genetically engineered to be a perfect match for her sister. But, after 13 years of operations, when Kate goes into renal failure and Anna is expected to donate a kidney, she decides to sue her parents for medical emancipation – the right to make her own decisions concerning her body.
It’s heart wrenching – morality and ethics get all mixed up when it comes to saving the life of someone you love. As the “right” choices are sought, this terminal illness tears a family apart. Can a judge and a legal ruling really heal that?
I haven’t cried like I did today for quite some time – it is so engaging and, even if you’re fortunate enough to never have seen a loved one seriously ill or die, we all know the reality of the fear of such events.
Read the book – I’ll lend it to you. Then tell me when you’re free to come see the film.