Thursday’s Top 4: books with bad endings/endings you want to rewrite

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This week’s topic is books with bad endings/endings you want to rewrite. There are minimal spoilers below (very minimal, nothing super related to the plot).

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

This is one of my favourite books and least favourite endings. It is THE WORST ending ever and I hate it. I made this topic specifically so I could rant about the ending of this book. I won’t spoil it, but if you have read it, please let me know your thoughts below! Because I think it is literally the worst ending to a book I have ever read.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I really enjoy this book, but the ending has a creepy rapey scene and it really ruins the ending. I would rewrite it to take out that scene, because the ending is great otherwise.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

So I like the ending for the most part. I just don’t like how it’s dragged on unnecessarily. I really just want to edit it and take out some of Theo being depressed in his hotel room.

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

I liked how the series ended overall and I wouldn’t change the official output. BUT there are TWO character deaths that I hate and I wish they weren’t there. One of them I can live with and I think it actually explains Katniss’ feelings fairly well, but the other one was completely unnecessary and I just remember being shocked that it happened. It wasn’t even a good death. THEY DESERVED BETTER.

Are there any endings you’d like to rewrite? Or that you hate? Let me know below!

Thanks for reading!


19 thoughts on “Thursday’s Top 4: books with bad endings/endings you want to rewrite

  1. I totally, totally agree about Goldfinch- I felt like the whole thing just dragged, so even though the ending was decent, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have. I do get what you mean about Hunger Games- I liked the ending to be honest, but it was so devastating!

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  2. This is an interesting thought! I don’t blame you for wanting to re-write the ending of The Hunger Games trilogy. I don’t object to the resolution, but I agree that there are a few pointless deaths that I’d un-write, given the option.

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