#SixforSunday is a weekly MEME hosted by A Little But a Lot, this week’s prompt is:
Heartwrenching endings to series
I debated whether or not I actually wanted to do this topic because I do think just knowing what the books are in this post is a major spoiler. But here we are anyways, proceed with caution if spoilers aren’t your thing, though I do keep them to a minimum. Also, I have some unconventional answers here that I think probably affected me more than they would most people.
The Unconventional Answers
❥ The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery
The Story Girl duology is actually my favourite of Montgomery’s works
controversial, I know. This ending isn’t meant to be heart-wrenching, and as a whole Story Girl is a pretty up-lifting series. I was just so sad to see it end, and for it to come to the conclusion you knew was going to happen since the beginning.
❥Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I’m still not sure if I’m glad I read the last book in the Anne series or not. It’s so strange to follow a beloved character throughout pretty much their entire life, over the span of nine novels. And to watch them go from happy-go-luck to loosing a piece of themselves? That hurts.
❥The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Again, this isn’t a bad ending, and it’s not meant to be sad either, but it feels so melancholy and every time I read this ending I wonder if it’s one I’m happy with. I definitely feel a bit lost every time I read it.
The more relatable few
❥The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Here I’m referring to Sisterhood Everlasting, and not Forever in Blue. I spent so much of my adolescence with the Sisterhood, and while these novels were never a favourite of mine, I can’t deny I was deeply attached to the characters growing up. It wasn’t just the ending of the series that got me though, it was the entire novel. I cried. A lot. In fact my mom walked in on me reading this and bawling my eyes out. Years later and I’m still not over it.
❥Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone describe the ending of Six of Crows as heart-wrenching, but I felt that ending, and for reasons I won’t get into I’m still, to this day, not over it. It’s gotten to the point where I own a copy of Crooked Kingdom that has those heart-wrenching moments blocked out because I’M STILL IN DENIAL.
❥The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I think we can all agree that the last book is no one’s favourite and that there were many characters we wish were not killed off. That being said, I’m older than I was when I first read Mockingjay and I can now appreciate a bit more why Suzanne Collins chose to end things the way she did and I respect her for it.
So, I didn’t actually include my number one pick in this post because I refuse to be the person to spoil that for you, though I’m sure at some point I will review the unnamed series on my blog and hope you pick it up and get to experience the ending yourself. I’m also not going to ask you what your picks are because I don’t like knowing if the ending of a book is going to be heart-wrenching, but I’d love to know your thoughts on any of these titles! Happy reading! 💗