WARNING: ENDING SPOILERS BELOW!

Adapting a beloved piece of literature for the big screen is always a risky move, with fans of the book liable to revolt against anything the least bit unfaithful. Director Nick Cassevetes, who struck gold with his last page-to-screen endeavor, 2004's 'The Notebook,' is now angering some fans with his latest adaptation, 'My Sister's Keeper,' based on the book by Jodi Picoult. Read on and let us know which version you prefer. WARNING: ENDING SPOILERS BELOW!

Adapting a beloved piece of literature for the big screen is always a risky move, with fans of the book liable to revolt against anything the least bit unfaithful. Director Nick Cassevetes, who struck gold with his last page-to-screen endeavor, 2004's 'The Notebook,' is now angering some fans with his latest adaptation, 'My Sister's Keeper,' based on the book by Jodi Picoult.

The film's ending is dramatically different from the book's finale, and author Picoult has let it be known that she is none too thrilled: "I wrote the ending very intentionally because I wanted to leave the reader with a certain message," she said. "And changing that ending changes that message."

What do you think about the differences between the book and movie version? (And let us reiterate to those who haven't yet read the book or seen the movie: MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW!)

My Sister's Keeper' Photos

    Director Nick Cassavetes, left, discusses a scene with Cameron Diaz on the set of New Line Cinema's drama "My Sister's Keeper," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Sidney Baldwin/Courtesy New Line Cinema/MCT)

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    Abigail Breslin as Anna stars in New Line Cinema's drama "My Sister's Keeper," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Sidney Baldwin/Courtesy New Line Cinema/MCT)

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    Sofia Vassilieva as Kate, from left, Cameron Diaz as Sara and Abigail Breslin as Anna star in New Line Cinema's drama "My Sister's Keeper," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Sidney Baldwin/Courtesy New Line Cinema/MCT)

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    Cameron Diaz as Sara, from left, Abigail Breslin as Anna and Jason Patric as Brian star in New Line Cinema's drama "My Sister's Keeper," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Sidney Baldwin/Courtesy New Line Cinema/MCT)

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    Abigail Breslin, co-star of the new film "My Sister's Keeper" appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Abigail Breslin, co-star of the new film "My Sister's Keeper" appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Abigail Breslin, co-star of the new film "My Sister's Keeper" appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Actress Abigail Breslin attends the premiere of "My Sister's Keeper" at AMC Lincoln Square on June 24, 2009 in New York City. "My Sister's Keeper" New York Premiere AMC Lincoln Square New York, NY United States June 24, 2009 Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic.com To license this image (57767067), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Ryan Eggold attends the premiere after party for "My Sister's Keeper" at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse on June 24, 2009 in New York City. "My Sister's Keeper" New York Premiere - After Party Loeb Central Park Boathouse New York, NY United States June 24, 2009 Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com To license this image (16851750), contact WireImage.com

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    Actress Cameron Diaz attends the premiere of "My Sister's Keeper" at the AMC Lincoln Square theater on June 24, 2009 in New York City. "My Sister's Keeper" New York Premiere - Inside Arrivals AMC Lincoln Square New York, NY United States June 24, 2009 Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com To license this image (57766258), contact WireImage.com

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The Book: Anna wins her case, but before she can announce whether she's decided to give her kidney to Kate, she's involved in a car accident and becomes brain-dead. Her lawyer, who has power of attorney over Anna, grants the kidney to Kate, who lives -- believing that she was given a second chance because Anna took her spot in heaven.

The Movie: Before the case is decided, Kate and Anna's brother Jesse reveals that Kate no longer desires to undergo operations. Their mother comes to terms with the impending demise of Kate. After Kate dies, Anna's lawyer visits the house with legal papers claiming she has won the case and now has medical emancipation from her parents.



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