This novel was one of those books that make you reflect on your own life and make you aware of how much you cherish your family, friends and yourself. This novel was about a thirteen girl old girl named Anna who was conceived with altered DNA in order to be a perfect match in terms of being a donor of blood, stem cells, bone marrow and everything else. Anna was conceived for the purpose of donating perfectly matching cells and such to her sister Kate, who suffers from leukemia. However, the novel is about Anna wanting to become medically emancipated so she will be in charge of making her own decisions when it comes to her donations to her sister. This novel is based on the controversal acts of ethics and morals and how far someone is willing to go for those who they love. This book in narrated by different characters: Anna, Brian (the father), Sara (the mother), Jesse (the ignored and troubled brother), Campbell (Anna's lawyer) and Julia (appointed by the court in order to look over what would be best for Anna). The novel revolves around the lawsuit in which Anna filed in order to be the decision maker regarding her donations to Kate, rather than having her parents decide for her. However, there are a lot of flashbacks, which inform the reader of how the past impacted the present. There is also a large amount of medical words, which can sometimes throw the reader off completely. The main issue within the novel is if Anna will lose herself if she continues these medical procedures in order to postpone her sister's death or if Anna will lose her sister, which is what Anna must decide throughout the entire novel. This book will surely make you cry, and the ending is very shocking. The message behind this novel is sometimes there are hidden meanings behind someone's actions, and Anna being seen as selfish by not wanting to be her sister's donor anymore is one of those actions that is discovered as having a much deeper meaning.