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Books with terrible endings.

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Zahraisabelle L

Zahraisabelle L.

XANADU,
Sweden

4819 posts

Don't you just hate that?
I just read a book where I didn't understand the ending AT ALL.

(If anyone has read the book The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle please message me and tell me what the fuck happened) :'D

So here is the place to hint people on what books have sucky endings, no spoilers though.
Or tell me what kind of endings you prefer or dislike in general.

over 9 years ago

#51
Charlotte S

Charlotte S.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

654 posts

harry potter... Y DID IT HAVE TO END

0 · May 31, 2011

#52
Ceci L

Ceci L.

DORSET,
United Kingdom

239 posts

@Viki C.

Agreed! I would have changed the whole ending.

0 · June 15, 2011

#53
Robin H

Robin H.

PLYMOUTH,
United Kingdom

3231 posts

Breaking Dawn. that whole book was a shit ending

0 · June 15, 2011

#55
Aubree Elizabeth

Aubree E.

PHOENIX, AZ,
United States

103 posts

'The Bell Jar' just makes me mad.
To those who think it's the female equivalent to 'Catcher in the Rye'....


WHAT. THE. F***ING. HELL.

0 · June 17, 2011

#56
Dana Lee

Dana L.

NO WHERE,
Philippines

2346 posts

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. For me, it ended quite awkwardly.
Oh, Her Fearful Symmetry was another one. I don't think she used the right words to end it.

0 · June 17, 2011

#57
Kirsty M

Kirsty M.

WALES,
United Kingdom

368 posts

Not exactly a book, more a short story but 'The Withered Arm' by Thomas Hardy was dreadful. One of those that come across as though he was really bored of writing and had no ideas so he just thought "Fuck it!". Another ending that I think is dreadful is "Romeo and Juliet" - Shakespeare. I know there'll be a lot of people who disagree with me but I truly believe good ol' Will was having an off day when he wrote the final act. Love x

0 · June 17, 2011

#58
Elise :]

Elise :.

SYDNEY,
Australia

926 posts

Every Jodi Picoult book. ARGHH.

0 · June 18, 2011

#59
Mary Madeline

Mary M.

TEXAS,
United States

80 posts

Villette by Charlotte Bronte. I felt really dismayed when I finished it. Almost the whole book was spent building up to something, but in the end it was all just torn down. But it did make the rest of the book a ton more believable. It was almost sort of necessary.

0 · July 19, 2011

#60
Kate Mckay

Kate M.

NEWCASTLE,
United Kingdom

102 posts

the ending of 'catcher in the rye' was such a disappointment to me, i expected it to be a lot better than it was

0 · August 4, 2011

#61
Chris Fox

Chris F.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS,
United States

6942 posts

@Kate M.

That entire book was a disappointment given all the hype people praise it with.

0 · August 23, 2011

#62
Chris Fox

Chris F.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS,
United States

6942 posts

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It's like she just completely gave up on the plot... characters... world. "I'M SICK OF THIS BOOK, let's just tie up these loose ends and be done with it." So awful.

0 · August 23, 2011

#63
Molly G

Molly G.

United Kingdom

73 posts

Dear John, arrgh. The ending really annoyed me.

0 · August 23, 2011

#64
Tim G.

Tim G.

OUDENAARDE,
Belgium

236 posts

Books of Japanese writers.
They always let the main character's beloved ones die.
It's often very frustrating. (':

0 · August 23, 2011

#65
Cass E.

Cass E.

United Kingdom

847 posts

Harry Potter. What a huge shame.

0 · August 23, 2011

#66
Kate Mckay

Kate M.

NEWCASTLE,
United Kingdom

102 posts

@Chris F.

I did enjoy the book but I do agree that it gets far too much praise.

0 · August 24, 2011

#67
Steph Banks

Steph B.

YORK,
United Kingdom

273 posts

@Viki C.

yup, ending to harry potter was terrible!

0 · January 14, 2012

#68
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1075 posts

@Cass E.

I was going to say that.

I am a die-hard Harry Potter fan but from the age of 11, I wanted him to sacrifice himself and die for the greater good, all Jesus Christ-stylee. I was so passionate about how much I wanted him to die.

And then what do I get? "All was well"? Fuck off!

0 · January 14, 2012

#69
Cass E.

Cass E.

United Kingdom

847 posts

@Becky B.

GREATER GOOD
Yeah, I read and loved Potter since I was, let's see, 5 (bloody hell), and I don't remember when I decided I wanted Potter dead for the greater good (I don't think that far ahead like you xD) but I agree. Nothing's self-sacrificingly stylish as self-sacrificing Jesus-Christ-style!

0 · January 14, 2012

#70
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1075 posts

@Cass E.

Self-sacrifyingly stylish! I love the alliteration!

0 · January 14, 2012

#71
Cass E.

Cass E.

United Kingdom

847 posts

@Becky B.

Bit of a mouthful, isn't it? xD

0 · January 14, 2012

#72
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1075 posts

@Cass E.

Haha did you say it aloud too?

0 · January 14, 2012