If you haven’t read My Sister’s Keeper and seen the movie [affiliate links] and you want to read the book and/or see the movie without the ending being ruined then you should probably go read something else.
So, yeah, onto the telling of ending and stuff.
When my friend Alana lent me My Sister’s Keeper, I purposefully put the book toward the bottom of the stack of books she lent me since I had seen some of the movie previews and thought I knew what the book was going to be like.
And, like almost is always the case, I was wrong.
I wrote this last night as I was finishing up the movie:
I’m this child woman watching this movie and I’m young enough to remember that first love but far enough away to understand a mother’s love and a mother’s desperation to keep her babies safe.
Maybe if I hadn’t read the book first I wouldn’t have cried every five minute, maybe if I hadn’t read the book I wouldn’t have had such a strong reaction. But, I did read that book and I watched the movie and I cried.
I cried so much.
I cried at 11:52pm while Tucker was alseep next to me and I know he heard some of my sobbing and I know he ignored me but I cried and I sobbed and I felt the mother’s emotions and I felt the daughter’s emotions and basically I made a wet mess of myself.
I was warned off of this book.
People on Twitter told me that they had loved the book until the end…when they through it against the wall.
And then the movie made me so angry because it didn’t end the way the book had – as horrible and gut wrenching as that had been.
As much as I cried at the end of the book, the movie left me feeling empty in a way that the book never did.
If I hadn’t read the book, maybe I wouldn’t have been so let down, but I did read the book and like “they” always say, the book is always better than the movie.
Spoiler alert: Anna is the one who dies at the end of the book – not Kate. Poetic justice of the worst kind.
But, it fit the book and it fit the story and the feel of the movie is wrong at the end.
Anna does end up saving her sister. Kate lives on and she misses Anna and life goes on.
The movie left me feeling like some answer was left unanswered.
But, hey! At least the movie had a great soundtrack.