S: Anna's Scrapbook
FC: Anna's Scrapbook
1: My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult Scrapbook by Christine Vo
2: Anna put in childhood pictures of her and her family, including her sister Kate, and her older brother Jesse because she wishes they would all just be a happy family. I put a picture of a boy and a girl together, because it represents Kate and Jesse before Kate turned two and got diagnosed with leukemia. Anna says "I was put on this world for a purpose... to save my sister Kate," because in the beginning of the book, she's talking about how most children are accidents, but she was put on this world for a purpose, and as soon as the purpose is gone, so is she. Anna feels like she her family is only using her for Kate to live. Anna says, "But what if I didn't want to be the one to save her anymore?" because she wanted to stop being a donor to Kate, and to be able to have her own life without any health risks, like a kidney could cause her to be infertile. Anna sues her parents for rights to her own body. http://www.symptomsofleukemia.thecancerresearch.com http://gallery.hd.org http://www.scientificamerican.com
3: I was put on this world for a purpose... to save my sister Kate | But what if I didn't want to be the one to save her anymore?
4: I made Anna write a letter to her mom, because Anna's afraid of upsetting her mom in the story, and she usually lies to her mom to impress her. During one of the hearings, Anna's mother Sara tries to convince Anna to drop the lawsuit, and Anna says yes when she doesn't really want to so she can impress her mother, and make her happy. She doesn't want her mom to hate her; she just wants to feel part of the family. I put a picture of a baby girl with leukemia, because Anna's sister Kate got diagnosed with leukemia when she was only 2 years old, and during the story, it emphasizes on how they wish to be the family they were before Kate's leukemia got serious, where all they did was spend time together and didn't worry about anything, like sleeping on the roof together. http://www.oscodacountymi.com http://24.media.tumblr.com http://farm4.static.flickr.com/
5: Dear Mom, I'm sorry that I sued you, but I didn't know what else to do. I love you Mom, I really do. I love Kate too, don't think otherwise. But I'm tired of having my body for everyone else's wants/needs. What about my own wants/needs? If I donated a kidney for her leukemia, then it's possible that I wouldn't be able to have a baby. I wanna have my own life, Mom. I wanna be able to play hockey. I want to be myself, and grow up like a normal kid. Mom, sometimes I feel like you don't actually love me. I feel like I'm being used. I think that you only care about Kate, but you don't appreciate the others that are living too. Maybe one of us could end up like Kate too. You never know. Mom, I just want us all to be happy. I want us to be a big happy family again. But Jesse's going around being a convict, and Kate's leukemia is getting worse. And I'm unhappy with myself and everything. I love you Mom. But I feel like you don't love me. Love always, Anna
6: I made this receipt for Anna because she loves playing ice hockey, and at one point of the story she asks her parents for $614.96 to buy goaltender pads so she can be a hockey goalie. Anna's mother does end up agreeing to buy the equipment eventually, but before that, Anna's dad Brian asks Sara, "'Did you know she was playing hockey?' Brian asks me, and I shake my head. I wonder what else my daughter has been hiding from us," (Picoult 261). This shows how isolated Anna and Sara's relationship is, because Sara is so busy focusing on Kate that she doesn't even know her own daughter Anna anymore. "Anna steps forward, sure of where the puck is going a moment before it arrives, her knees bent in, her elbows pointed out. 'Unbelievable,' Brian says to me after the second period. 'She's got natural talent as a goalie,'" (Picoult 263). For once, they're watching Anna be in her own spotlight, and actually being a family even with Kate slowly dying.
7: I went to go shopping for ice hockey equipment. I love playing it, and it'd be great if I could just take a break from everything. Hockey is my escape from this reality.
8: I put pictures of Siamese twins because Anna describes that her and Kate are like Siamese twins because they are attached in a way that they really can't be separated. "Jesse is wrong--I didn't come to see Kate because it would make me feel better. I came because without her, it's hard to remember who I am," (Picoult 138). "'See,' she says, 'my sister's the one who always had to imagine life without me,'" (Picoult 162). Anna is questioning who she really is, because everyone defines her as Kate's sister. She wonders if she would be considered annoying and not have any friends if Kate didn't have cancer so they wouldn't have to feel bad for her. Anna wonders what life would be like for her without Kate's leukemia. She also wonders if she'd ever be born in the first place. Anna wanted to go to a national hockey camp and meet a famous hockey player, but her mom wouldn't let her go because if Kate needed a transplant, Anna wouldn't be there. Anna thinks that if Kate never had cancer, then she wouldn't have to miss out on her own life. Picoult, Jodi. My Sister's Keeper. Washington Square Press. New York: 2010. Print. http://www.reznetnews.org http://www.raising-twins.com/
9: I wonder what would happen if Kate passed away... would my mother even look at me? Would I still be accepted as part of this family? I wonder what would happen to me if she was ever gone... | Kate is like my Siamese twin, because if it weren't for her, then I probably wouldn't even be here today. I can't imagine life without her, because she's the reason why I'm here.