In the book by Gillian Flynn, Amma’s friends are Kelsey, Jodes (Kelsey) and Kylie. It looks as if Kylie will not be part of the HBO TV show.
Kelsey will be played by Violet Brinson and Jodes will be played by April Brinson.
Kelsey or Violet Brinson is the younger sister who is 15 years old while Jodes or April Brinson is the older sister and is around 17 or 18 years old. For those wondering, Amma is played by Eliza Scanlen who is 19 years old in real life. A far cry from the 13 year old Amma in the book.
Throughout Sharp Objects, we learn more and more about the importance of Ann Nash and Natalie Keene’s teeth being pulled. Was it truly a male that committed these murders because it is so difficult to pull the teeth out of a child’s mouth? We know that Ann Nash and Natalie were young girls but it can be assumed they had their adult teeth. Their 6 year molars likely came in as these girls were old enough to be playing with Amma, Kelsey, Jodes and Kylie who were all around 13 years old.
It might be a slight lack of research by Gillian Flynn to assume that these girls did not have their adult teeth. That said, it is still much easier to extract a tooth at a younger age versus when the roots have fully grown in by adulthood. Oral surgeons, dentists and dental professionals will likely be the only ones that will catch this mistake.
If you plan on watching the Sharp Objects TV show on HBO and you do not want to know who the killer is until the final episode, stop reading now. Those of you that do want to know, read on