I don’t get why so many people hated this ending. I thought it was true to the book and for once you didn’t have an author shy away from things. I will say one thing though, I don’t think it’s the “true” ending. I think it’s the ending that Jax hopes for in the end. I thought this was a great horror novel and loved us going back and forth from the present with Jax to the past with her great grandmother Ethel. I also loved how we slowly get to understand the mysterious swimming pool and how it ties into a spring in Vermont. Jax loved her sister, and you feel how much she misses her, but also resents all the love she got from her parents and even her grandmother. Jax feels like a shadow in her own life and you can see why it was so easy for her to go back and “deal” with her sister’s death, but also just pack her whole self away back to her grandmother’s house. I felt like so many characters were hiding secrets in this, and things do slowly get revealed. The writing was great and so was the flow. The ending as I said, fit the book we were reading. I am always baffled when people read horror and then act angry by what the author gives them in the end. I mean I cried for days after reading “Cujo”, but that’s the book that King was offering up the whole time.