Happy Endings vs Realistic Ones
And basically which one do you prefer? And I started thinking, there were quite a few books that I really really liked and they ended in a more realistic way and I thought about how that truly was the best fit. Sometimes there may be "happy" tendencies to the ending, but it's a bittersweet kind of ending. There were so many different emotions running through me for some of them! Happiness was sometimes involved, but there was also tears. Many, many tears!
Here are some examples. You may have already read these or know about their endings, especially for Allegiant. I won't get into any of them. But I will just say that I did enjoy all of these endings but at the same time I was very, very emotional for all of them! Now with Ignite Me it was more a feel of being upset about a few loose-ends but still I was generally fond of the ending. The other two I knew the endings were right, they fit the story so entirely. But yet, I was still an emotional wreck for them! I am still pretty excited to read the short little story We Can Be Mended, and I still need to read Four for that matter, perhaps that one could help aid in some closure!
But when it comes down to it I'm a fan of the ending that fits the story! True, I am generally happier if the ending itself is happy. But if it's one that's a mix of me being an emotional wreck but still feeling a bit of contentedness than I can be okay with that! I still don't feel like I've truly gotten over Strange and Ever After, but the ending was right. Even if I am still an emotional wreck over it!
What about you guys? What kind of endings do you like? Happy? Realistic? A blend of both?