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 Asen Stoyanchev » 09 Apr 2018, 09:08

I've read the book several months ago and I have to say that I didn't expected the twist but it wasn't as shocking as it should've been. There are a lot of twists involving twins these days.
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Post by Nmesoma » 17 Jun 2018, 02:39

I think it's just a far cry to make the book seem overachievingly mysterious. But I do agree they suggested a plot twist would come out at one part so it's definitely not out of the blue. Do I love it? Depends on what the writer can do with the twist.

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Post by AmySmiles » 12 Sep 2018, 15:51

I haven't read this book, but I generally love plot twists in books. I love it when you don't predict something happening and the author surprises you at the end. Those are the ones that leave me excited about the book and then I find it hard to find another good book because I want to read something similar.
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Post by raqstar1 » 22 Oct 2018, 11:51

I must say that I saw it coming from fairly early on. When everyone she met had essentially met her before I figured it would either be a clone type situation or a memory wipe/replug that was done in the future. The twin thing is pretty much the easiest answer and falls in line with a clone type situation.
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Post by jjmainor » 23 Oct 2018, 22:28

Cotwani wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 16:35
I found the twists a welcome relief. I kept wondering throughout the book whether the author was setting up a stage for some sort of reincarnation!! However, I would also agree that the twists were not properly refined. They still left me with a 'really?!' moment.
I agree...I honestly hoped it would be something goofy like future-Jennifer went back in time and lived another life earlier than her first trip back...and that she benefited from something she did later in her own life.

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Post by Aniza Butt » 24 Mar 2019, 02:44

The story had been plain and smooth and i didn't like it for being so. "The twin sister" twist was good was not good enough to make this dull story vivid.
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Post by Nisha Ward » 02 May 2019, 21:55

I certainly didn't see that twist coming, but at the same time it was not that surprising? I mean, by that point I just expected that there'd be something that would smooth things over at some point, you know?
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Post by Tiffanyli » 22 May 2019, 15:26

I did see the twist coming since every once in a while they kept refering to someone who looked basically exactly like the main character and was similar to her in almost every aspect. But I felt like it didn't really explain things well. It seemed like the ending was a little rushed. Most of the book was spent looking at how Jennifer tries to adapt to the 21st century and then all of a sudden there's a twin sister and she's saving the team members that she had abandoned. I felt like a lot more time could have been spent developing this rather than a last minute ending to the book.

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Post by leiabutler » 16 Jun 2019, 15:15

I did not see the ending as a 'twist', as it had been inferred to the whole length of the book. It was meant to be a shock ending, but more than anything, I felt disappointment.

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Post by Nisha Ward » 17 Jun 2019, 04:48

leiabutler wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 15:15
I did not see the ending as a 'twist', as it had been inferred to the whole length of the book. It was meant to be a shock ending, but more than anything, I felt disappointment.
Now that I think about it, that's a fair point. It certainly wasn't much of a twist when you consider that the author kept emphasising how much Jennifer's fitting in was too easy.
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Post by Innae » 30 Jun 2019, 22:41

Can you really call it a plot twist if you were expecting it? I may not have known that Jennifer had a twin, but I wasn't quite shocked when this secret was revealed. I would've relished it more if it was unexpected but even then it wasn't anything too fascinating.

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