To be, or not to be: that is the question.
Being an avid reader I usually enjoy reading a book first and then seeing the movie. I say usually because every once in a while it happens in reverse. I will see a great movie and run right out and pick up a copy of that book.
I enjoy seeing how both the author and the director make the characters come alive.
In this case, I actually saw the movie, MY SISTERS KEEPER, before I read the book. Both the book and the movie were so full of emotions throughout. Jodi Picoult did a wonderful job in writing such a touching story. I did notice a few changes as I compared the book to the movie, but the biggest surprise was the ending. The director, Nick Cassavetes, stopped short of taking you entirely through the book.
The movie left me heavyhearted in the end, but the book left me stunned as I closed it. I wanted to turn back the pages of time and pretend I never read those last few chapters. I know I am being a bit dramatic but honestly that is how I felt. Judge for yourself. Which ending did you prefer and why?
To be fair, Jodi Picoult does include a great Question and Answer section at the end of her novel that explains why she chose that particular ending. Make sure you read that before making your decison. I can see her point, but did it have to be?