Bad Endings

If you're completely engrossed in the most amazing story ever and it ends abruptly with no closure, it's a bad ending. If I can tell on page 3 how a book is going to end, it's a bad ending. If the author decides to randomly pick off crucial characters for no reason whatsoever, it's a bad ending. If the story ends in a shower of roses and rainbow ponies, it's a bad ending. Which books have left you wanting to sue the author for your time back?
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message 1: by Vina (new)

Vina E.B White died before he could write Stuart Little 2


message 2: by Taylor (new)

Taylor Sorry everyone, Breaking Dawn was riddiculous. It's like Stephenie Meyer decided to take drugs so she could finish the last one faster because it was seriously DUMB. If you liked it I respect your opinions and you shoudld respect mine.


message 3: by E.C. (new)

E.C. Newman Wait...Why don't we like the end of The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis?


message 4: by Josh (last edited Sep 17, 2009 04:37PM) (new)

Josh The Giver had an ending that made you think. Harry Potter was just so cliché.


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura I don't think Harry Potter had a bad ending at all. It was moving, and inventive. Everything was explained. I don't think I'll ever forget it, not when I'm ninety and demented.

Twilight saga, on the other hand, was just rubbish at the end. I want the time back that I spent on that load of crap.


message 6: by Morgan (last edited Nov 29, 2009 06:21PM) (new)

Morgan F I was really mad at The Giver's ending, until I read its companion and found out he lived.


The worst ending had to be the Twilight saga. I suffered through hundreds of pages for an anti-climatic rainbow piece of crap.


message 7: by Tyler (new)

Tyler Cameron I'll second the question: how can you dislike the ending of The Last Battle? It's a beautiful way to close the series. Same question for Life of Pi... cool ending to a great story. Allegiant on the other hand...


message 8: by Rosa (new)

Rosa What's wrong with a happy ending?


~☆~Autumn♥♥ I deleted my votes as I would never sue to get my time back! Once in awhile I like a bad ending. How would it be if every ending was happy???? BORING...that ishow it would be! extremely boring!~


message 10: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady I just hate cliffhangers at the end of a book....


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