Pondering the Predictable Plot Point Part II – MY SISTER’S KEEPER

WARNING 1: Don’t read my post title out loud. You’ll spit all over your screen.


A few years ago, I read Jodi Picoult’s MY SISTER’S KEEPER and enjoyed it. I was especially fascinated by the service dog subplot and drawn into fireman dad’s sensitivity. I can also completely relate to “lion in the house” mom. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but my daughter did last night. And from what I can tell by her comments, they’ve changed the ending. Is it true? I’ll have to see it for myself.

But MY SISTER’S KEEPER is yet another example of a book for which I predicted the ending – an ending, it seems, that should have come as a bit of a surprise, no? My prediction came when it started raining in the last scene – really late in the plot, proving I’m not a book psychic. Nevertheless, I still found it satisfying to have guessed how this clearly impossible character situation would be resolved.

My daughter says the movie ending is completely predictable. And it sounds like they’ve changed the plot and character motivations some. Still, she loved it. And I think I might too.

Have you read the book or seen the movie? What’d you think?

(See also “Pondering the Predictable Plot Point SLUMDOG Spoiler Alert.”)

One Response to “Pondering the Predictable Plot Point Part II – MY SISTER’S KEEPER”

  1. Kelly H-Y

    I'm no help at all … I haven't read the book or seen the movie. It looks/sounds so heartbreaking, but good.