History Literature / MySistersKeeper

16th Apr '16 7:20:12 PM Orbiting
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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Anna herself in the novel, while Kate dies in the movie.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Anna TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Anna herself in the novel, while Kate dies in the movie.]]
18th Mar '15 1:49:09 AM Phoenixion
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* BittersweetEnding: The film version. [[spoiler:Sick of watching her parents torture Anna just to keep her alive, Kate helps Anna win her lawsuit and lets herself die. Kate may be gone, but she dies at peace with herself, knowing Anna can finally live.]]
** The book version. [[spoiler: Anna wins the lawsuit. On her way to the hospital to see Kate she is in a car accident that leaves her brain dead. Alexander decides her kidney should be donated to Kate which saves Kate's life. So Sara gets what she wanted - Kate gets to live - but it comes at the cost of her younger daughter's life, and there are no guarantees Kate will stay in remission.]]
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The film starts with Anna going to a lawyer then jumps back in time then moves forward again to end just after the court case.]]
* CompositeCharacter: Aunt Kelly in the movie is a combination of Sara's sister and Julia in the book.
* CompressedAdaptation: The movie takes out entire plotlines (such as Jesse's pyromania) and characters.

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* BittersweetEnding: The film version. [[spoiler:Sick of watching her parents torture Anna just to keep her alive, Kate helps Anna win her lawsuit and lets herself die. Kate may be gone, but she dies at peace with herself, knowing Anna can finally live.]]
** The book version.
[[spoiler: Anna wins the lawsuit. On her way to the hospital to see Kate she is in a car accident that leaves her brain dead. Alexander decides her kidney should be donated to Kate which saves Kate's life. So Sara gets what she wanted - Kate gets to live - but it comes at the cost of her younger daughter's life, and there are no guarantees Kate will stay in remission.]]
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The film starts with Anna going to a lawyer then jumps back in time then moves forward again to end just after the court case.]]
* CompositeCharacter: Aunt Kelly in the movie is a combination of Sara's sister and Julia in the book.
* CompressedAdaptation: The movie takes out entire plotlines (such as Jesse's pyromania) and characters.
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Kate]] in the movie takes the place of [[spoiler:Anna]].



* GenderFlip: The judge presiding over Anna's case is male in the book, but played by Joan Cusack in the movie.



* NeverTrustATrailer: The movie trailers looked to be a dramedy of accepting a sibling having possibly terminal cancer. Then the shock comes with the book synopsis.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Anna herself]] in the movie lives, while [[spoiler:Kate dies instead]].
* ThanatosGambit: The film [[spoiler:has Kate arrange one of these because she wants to die and doesn't want Anna to suffer anymore]].
5th Jan '15 5:38:16 PM MarchVee
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''My Sister's Keeper'' is a 2003 novel by JodiPicoult. Anna Fitzgerald has gone through countless surgeries, transfusions and shots by the age of thirteen. Is she sick? No. She's doing it for her older sister Kate, who has suffered from severe leukemia since the age of three. Anna was born to be a perfect match for Kate. Kate now needs a kidney and Anna decides she's had enough. So she sues her parents for medical emancipation. This book has a high TearJerker warning, and is the [[http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged/2009/index.cfm 7th most challenged book in schools and libraries for 2009]]. Made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] starring Creator/AbigailBreslin as Anna and Sofia Vassilieva as Kate in June 2009.

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''My Sister's Keeper'' is a 2003 novel by JodiPicoult.Creator/JodiPicoult. Anna Fitzgerald has gone through countless surgeries, transfusions and shots by the age of thirteen. Is she sick? No. She's doing it for her older sister Kate, who has suffered from severe leukemia since the age of three. Anna was born to be a perfect match for Kate. Kate now needs a kidney and Anna decides she's had enough. So she sues her parents for medical emancipation. This book has a high TearJerker warning, and is the [[http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged/2009/index.cfm 7th most challenged book in schools and libraries for 2009]]. Made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] starring Creator/AbigailBreslin as Anna and Sofia Vassilieva as Kate in June 2009.
27th Aug '14 8:41:12 AM Evighet
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** The book version. [[Anna wins the lawsuit. On her way to the hospital to see Kate she is in a car accident that leaves her brain dead. Alexander decides her kidney should be donated to Kate which saves Kate's life. So Sara gets what she wanted - Kate gets to live - but it comes at the cost of her younger daughter's life, and there are no guarantees Kate will stay in remission.]]

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** The book version. [[Anna [[spoiler: Anna wins the lawsuit. On her way to the hospital to see Kate she is in a car accident that leaves her brain dead. Alexander decides her kidney should be donated to Kate which saves Kate's life. So Sara gets what she wanted wanted - Kate gets to live - but it comes at the cost of her younger daughter's life, and there are no guarantees Kate will stay in remission.]]
27th Aug '14 8:39:40 AM Evighet
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** The book version. [[Anna wins the lawsuit. On her way to the hospital to see Kate she is in a car accident that leaves her brain dead. Alexander decides her kidney should be donated to Kate which saves Kate's life. So Sara gets what she wanted - Kate gets to live - but it comes at the cost of her younger daughter's life, and there are no guarantees Kate will stay in remission.]]
21st Dec '13 4:40:10 PM FantiSci
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* UselessBystanderParent: Brian. While not happy with Anna's WalkingTransplant status, he pretty much lets Sara get her way all the time, resulting in this trope.
21st Oct '13 7:31:32 PM silentheartsong
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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Campbell (Anna's lawyer) and Julia's relationship. This is removed in the movie.

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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Campbell (Anna's lawyer) and Julia's relationship. This Julia is removed in the movie.
21st Oct '13 7:29:26 PM silentheartsong
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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Inverted; Kate is the middle child of the family, and gets all of the attention because of her cancer.
18th Oct '13 12:03:36 AM Scabbard
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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Campbell(Anna's lawyer) and Julia's relationship. This is removed in the movie.

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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Campbell(Anna's Campbell (Anna's lawyer) and Julia's relationship. This is removed in the movie.
27th Aug '13 6:16:45 AM ManCalledTrue
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* BittersweetEnding: The film version. [[spoiler:Sick of watching her parents torture Anna just to keep her alive, Kate helps Anna win her lawsuit and lets herself die. Kate may be gone, but she dies at peace with herself, knowing Anna can finally live.]]
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