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Subject: My Sister's Keeper - I want the ending.....
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 8:45 PM ET
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I am not a JP fan.  I have read a couple of her books and while they were OK I have too many books on my TBR pile to waste on mediocre books.  BUT, what happens in the end of My Sisters Keeper?  I pretty much know what the book is about but I keep hearing about how everyone hated the ending.  It's driving me CRAZY wanting to know what it is and why so many people hated  it.


Date Posted: 7/13/2009 6:22 AM ET
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In the book - Medical guardianship for Anna, the sister who was born in order to save cancer patient Kate's life, is given to someone who is not her parents.  Leaving the trial, Anna dies in a car crash.  Her organs are given to Kate, and Kate makes a full recovery.  So it doesn't matter whether or not Anna should have been saving her sister all along, because she gets to die and save Kate anyway!  I think it's stupid.

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 9:42 AM ET
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I would have to agree.  Glad I didn't read this book. 

Thanks Britney.



Date Posted: 7/13/2009 8:56 PM ET
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I wouldn't read that book because I heard the ending was awful.  So many of her books are like that.  I am through reading her books.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 12:40 AM ET
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Yep. Britney just saved me a few hours of reading time! Thank you very much! What a stupid ending. Not seeing the movie either. Blah.

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Date Posted: 7/14/2009 10:43 AM ET
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I had to look up the ending a few weeks ago when everyone was talking about the movie; it was killing me not to know why people were mad that they changed the ending. I've never read anything by JP and don't plan to start now.
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 10:58 AM ET
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Thanks I definitely won't be reading it either!

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:42 PM ET
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I have read four Jodi Picoult books and enjoyed the stories up until the ending of three of them (My Sister’s Keeper, The Pact, and Perfect Match).  The only book that I liked the ending along with the story was Nineteen Minutes.  It was the only book of the four that seemed to have a realistic ending, even with the required Jodi Picoult twist.

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 3:20 PM ET
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I've been told that the movie ends differently than the book.  Don't know how, though. 

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 9:24 PM ET
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I was bothered also when I heard that the movie had a different ending.  However, having seen the movie today, I actually liked all the changes that they made.  And...I don't remember ever liking changes from a book to the movie. 

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 1:16 PM ET
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Just saw the movie and I have to say, I loved the ending compared to the book.  The book ending came out of nowhere and was stupid, IMHO.  The movie ending was much more realistic and satisfactory to me.