Readers are incredibly creative. We often don’t like how a book ends and imagine what could have been… so we asked our fans a question: If you could create an alternative ending to any book, which book and what would you change?
And we were not disappointed.
While not everyone offered an alternative ending, but rather expressed their dissatisfaction with a book’s ending, the answers were great! Here are a selection of excellent alternative answers:
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
“I would change the ending to Green Eggs And Ham. Don’t try them. Stay true to your beliefs and don’t succumb to Sam’s temptation.” –Jo G.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell *spoiler alert*
“Easy. Rhett and Scarlett would stay together and have the blissfully happy marriage that they should have….and Scarlett would never, ever give another thought to that wimply, limp-wristed Ashely Wilkes.” – Diana E.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
“Maybe not the ending, but I’d gave liked to have seen Neville Longbottom’s adventures at Hogwarts during The Deathly Hallows, instead of spending a year following Harry and company around on the year-long camping trip.” – Tracey C. K.
Allegiant from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth
“Allegiant, the 3rd book in the Divergent series, hands down. The ending made me so mad. I threw the book across the room. And then I sat there and stewed in my anger.” – Ashley D. D.
“Hands down, Allegiant. I HATED the ending. So heartbreaking. The series should not have ended like that.” – Monica S.
Mockingjay from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins *spoiler alert*
“I would change how ‘Mockingjay’ ends. Prim would not die due to the bombs being dropped on the children of The Capital.” – Carissa R.
“And I didn’t like Katniss having children because Peeta wanted them. She never wanted kids to begin with.” – Marissa C.
Note: Katniss did not want children because she didn’t want to send them to the Hunger Games Arena
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte *spoiler alert*
‘Jane Eyre – I might have spared Mr. Rochester losing his sight and being disfigured by the fire at the end. Yes, Charlotte Brontë does let him eventually regained at least some sight in one eye, but that’s a lot of punishment for a guy who was just trying to do the right thing.” – Thomas G.
It by Stephen King
“I would change the ending to ‘It’. I loved that book until the ending… I feel like his endings are always frustrating to me though. It often feels like he puts all this time and effort into building an amazing story, but then gets tired of it and just throws some bullshit together for the ending because he’s over it. Idk how I’d end it, but anything would be better lol. I mean come on… a giant turtle?” – Connie H
Not exactly an alternative ending, but we understand the frustration!
So what do you think? What book endings would you change?
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