Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday

You know what day it is -- it's Road Trip Wednesday on the YA Highway! This week's topic:

What book ending would you rewrite and why?

Well, I'll have to go with Nightshade here. I know, how rude of me to choose an ARC! It's just the one that stands out in my mind the most.

I was so pulled into the story and so invested in Calla's struggle the ending was just sort-of a let down. I really wanted some answers -- some kind of a half-way solution at least. The ending felt rushed and left so many loose ends I was pretty frustrated with it actually. But only because I wanted to read more. ;)

What about you? What book's ending would you rewrite?


Nomes said...

LOL @ choosing an ARC! Cant wait to read Nightshade.

Hmm, I dont know what I'd re-write? But if Katniss chooses Peeta over Gale... heheheheh. Well, lets say, I really am invested in how I would like the hunger games to end - so looking forward to what Suzanne Collins come up with :)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Jodi Picoult's 'Handle with Care'. Have you read it? I was so engrossed until I got to the end. Then I experienced a feeling like I was a deflating balloon :o(

Are you a writer? Then you MUST enter this CONTEST!

Susan said...

Catching Fire... All that build up to the newest hunger games round, and then it zooms by -- woosh! Then we're shot into this crazy, rushed climax, and then -- zap! The book is over. Rushed explanation, rushed everything.

Ah well. I'm still totally pumped about Mockingjay.

Erinn said...

Wow choosing an ARC is BOLD. I was going to say The Secret Year in my blog post but I opted against.
I"ll avoid this book.

Sarah Enni said...

I'm a bad judge at rushed endings because I am a rushed reader at those points! But it does suck to finish a book, not have it quite get to expectations, and know you have to wait SO LONG for more!

Alicia Gregoire said...

I hate, hate, HATE rushed endings. Thanks for the heads up.

Holly Dodson said...

Just to clarify -- this was an excellent book! The ending was rushed, yes, but it won't stop me from reading the sequel!

Okay, just want to make sure you don't get the wrong impression.

Anonymous said...

I dislike rushed endings, especially if the rest of the book is wonderful. I don't want it to end so fast.