Literary Obituaries Pay Tribute To Our Fave Characters

Literary Obituaries Pay Tribute To Our Fave Characters

Here lies some of our favorite characters from literature. They were the reason we kept turning the pages, keeping us up late so that we could read what happens next. They made us laugh, cry, and possibly throw our books across the room if the plot didn’t go the way we wanted it to.  We know that the death of a character is fictional, but they feel so real! To commemorate those we’ve lost, we’ve written up several “lit obits” in their memory.   West Egg, NY — Jay Gatsby     Originally born as James Gatz, son of the farmer …

9 Couples That Were Meant To Be But Never Were

9 Couples That Were Meant To Be But Never Were

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Missed connection: you were two characters in the same novel. You had every opportunity to fall in love and make my dreams come true, but you didn’t! You were perfect for each other, and I don’t know why others can’t see that.   It’s so frustrating when two characters who are meant to live happily ever after end up taking different paths without one another. We’re here to talk about a few couples who we felt had potential, and we’re still sad they’re not an item.   1) Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights   Via Giphy   You can’t deny it: There’s …

Girl Uses ‘Hunger Games’ Knowledge to Save Friend’s Life

Girl Uses ‘Hunger Games’ Knowledge to Save Friend’s Life

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  There are many lessons to be learned from Suzanne Collins Hunger Games trilogy:  The ravages of inequality, for example, or the dangers of a government with too much control over citizens’ lives. But Megan Gething learned more from the Hunger Games than that.  Amazingly, the Gloucester, MA teen learned a first aid technique through the book that would ultimately play a role in saving the life of a good friend.   Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2sVh6mq   Megan, 12, was playing with a group of friends outdoors when one of them, Mackenzie George, fell and badly cut her calf. An ambulance …

These Fan-Made Endings Are Better Than the Originals

These Fan-Made Endings Are Better Than the Originals

  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 …