Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Endings/Beginnings in Books

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Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings in Books:

This was a little hard for me  to come up with 10 items because I had a hard time remembering beginning and endings!  So here are the ones that stuck out in my mind.

1. Ending of My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
I totally did not see the ending coming.  It was tragic, heartbreaking, yet hopeful too.  It stayed with me for days.

2. Ending of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Just when you thought Perry and Aria would be separated until the next book, there is a very sweet scene at the very end of the book that made me cheer out loud.

3. Beginning of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
This book starts off with a seemingly non-sequitor, but it the perfect introduction to Todd and his dog, Manchee:
“The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say. About anything. 
"Need a poo, Todd." 
"Shutup, Manchee." 
"Poo. Poo, Todd." 
"I said shut it.”

4. The Beginning of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater:  
“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” 
5. The Ending of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater:
Because this is the perfect book, it gets two mentions. This book is as much of a love story between a boy and girl as it is between a horse and a boy.  The book seems like it will end bittersweetly until this last line:
“He is slow, and the sea sings to us both, but he returns to me.”  

6. Ending of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins:
I know a lot of people didn't like this book as well as the previous ones and I was ambivalent the ending myself, but I did love the epilogue when future Katniss is reflecting back on the years since the ending of the war. 


  1. I'm in the minority with you, because I was happy with how Mockingjay ended. :) And I loved The Scorpio Races, too. (Really all of her recent books are amazing.)
    Happy TTT

  2. I loved the way Mockingjay ended, I thought it was perfect! I've not read the other novels (Jodi Piccoult distresses me. I can't handle that amount of feels, I overload!) but I've seen The Scorpio Races on a TON of lists today.



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