I try not to post spoilers on this blog, but…with this type of post…I can’t help it.
For those of you who haven’t read My Sister’s Keeper, you should. It’s about a second daughter who was conceived really only to be a donor baby for her sick older sister. When she’s a teenager, she hires a lawyer to fight back. She loves her sister, but she’s tired of all the surgeries and wants a voice of her own.
The book is incredibly written–my favorite of Jodi Picoult’s by far. And the movie absolutely did not do it any justice at all. Ugh.
Anyway, the end makes you scream and throw the book across the room. Anna (the main character fighting for medical emancipation) gets in the car with her lawyer and they get in an accident. After everything she fights to achieve…she is pronounced BRAIN DEAD and they give her body to her sister anyway.
It’s not that I necessarily wanted her critically ill sister to die either, but come on. You can’t take me on this journey of courage and self-discovery and build up all these wonderful characters and then POOF. The brave little girl dies. What?! NO!