Did you like the plot twist at the end?

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Re: Did you like the plot twist at the end?

Post by Christina Rose » 16 Nov 2017, 13:31

Quinto wrote:This was a convenient way to explain things away. It may mean the author lacked a more convincing way to advance his plot. So it didn't work for me.
I wasn’t thrilled with it either. I would have rather had a more thought out ending to this book, than an ending that seemed rushed and less appealing just to have a lead into a second book.

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Post by Whitney Marchelle » 16 Nov 2017, 14:49

I've gotten more into the twin things since seeing What happened to Monday and Orphan Black on tv. However, It's very cliche, hopefully it doesn't remain that way and there is something to build off of with the twin twist! :)

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Post by BoyLazy » 17 Nov 2017, 09:42

I could not have guessed it. It was surprise for me.

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Whitney Marchelle wrote:I've gotten more into the twin things since seeing What happened to Monday and Orphan Black on tv. However, It's very cliche, hopefully it doesn't remain that way and there is something to build off of with the twin twist! :)
Have you seen The prestige.. It has twins..
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Post by vaz222 » 18 Nov 2017, 20:04

The twist at the end was kind of crazy but in a good way. I liked it. I can't say that I saw it coming, although there were some small clues pointing towards it.

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Post by BoyLazy » 18 Nov 2017, 20:33

radioactivelyradiant wrote:I personally am not a fan of the "twin cliche' plot twist. It always feels somewhat shoehorned in as a last resort to make a novel seem deeper or more special.
It would have been a great twist few decades back ?
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Post by Christina Rose » 19 Nov 2017, 00:57

Whitney Marchelle wrote:I've gotten more into the twin things since seeing What happened to Monday and Orphan Black on tv. However, It's very cliche, hopefully it doesn't remain that way and there is something to build off of with the twin twist! :)
I’ve not seen Monday or Orphan Black, but there are several movies that have incorporated the “long lost twin” idea, so I do agree that it is very cliche.

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 19 Nov 2017, 01:17

I definitely suspected there was more going on that the author was revealing. However, I agree that the twin theme is a bit cliché. Sort of felt like the plot twist in a soap opera, so more comical than intriguing.

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Post by BoyLazy » 19 Nov 2017, 06:45

Brandi Noelle wrote:I definitely suspected there was more going on that the author was revealing. However, I agree that the twin theme is a bit cliché. Sort of felt like the plot twist in a soap opera, so more comical than intriguing.
Opera is boring ?
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Post by Christina Rose » 19 Nov 2017, 13:19

Brandi Noelle wrote:I definitely suspected there was more going on that the author was revealing. However, I agree that the twin theme is a bit cliché. Sort of felt like the plot twist in a soap opera, so more comical than intriguing.
Your soap opera analogy is spot on. It did cause a less intriguing twist and ending.

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Post by mratdegraff91 » 19 Nov 2017, 21:52

ashley_claire wrote:We discover toward the end of the book that Jennifer has a twin sister named Jenny and they were part of an experiment involving growing up in different centuries. Did you see this plot twist coming? Did you think it adequately explained things? Where do you think Jennifer and Jenny go from here?
I did not see this twist coming. When it is mentioned that she had a twin, I thought maybe the gentleman with Alzheimer's was confused. I was shocked when I found out that she did have a twin and that he was part of the experiment that switched them. I did feel that it explained how it was so easy for her to take up the role as Jenny. I am curious about where they go, but I do believe that they will keep in touch and possibly make frequent visits to both the past and future.
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Post by Manali_DC » 20 Nov 2017, 00:27

Jenny's appearance felt like a convenient way to somehow stitch a story together! A woman from the future travels so many years into the past and seems to fit right in!! She experiences no social awkwardness, no difficulty in interacting with people- and the author tries to explain this away by saying she has a twin! This twin wasn't even born in the same century as her-- so no I didn't like the twin explanation.

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Post by Job Njoroge » 20 Nov 2017, 06:01

Plot twists are my favorite. I love books that create suspense and do not have a predictable ending. If you knew how a story would end then what would be the importance of reading it.

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Post by BoyLazy » 20 Nov 2017, 23:57

Job Njoroge wrote:Plot twists are my favorite. I love books that create suspense and do not have a predictable ending. If you knew how a story would end then what would be the importance of reading it.
Good twists are always interesting and give us a smile and satisfaction at the end :)
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Post by Amie Gene » 22 Nov 2017, 01:15

The plot twist at the end did explain a few questions about how Jennifer was able to exist in both the 21st and the 30th century, but it also left more unanswered questions, especially about how that was possible and whether that affected her growing up or not.

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Post by BoyLazy » 22 Nov 2017, 13:30

Amie Gene wrote:The plot twist at the end did explain a few questions about how Jennifer was able to exist in both the 21st and the 30th century, but it also left more unanswered questions, especially about how that was possible and whether that affected her growing up or not.
This never striked my mind
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