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Suggested by Joy:

If you could rewrite the ending of any book, which book would it be? And how would you change it?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

33 responses

  1. Wow I’m early for once! So, so early. Here’s mine. I had to force myself to not write a crazy long list of books.

  2. It’s my first time to join BTT.

    For my answer:

    Harry Potter

  3. Here’s my BTT for this week.

  4. Interesting question, but actually I couldn’t think of any book I’d really like to rewrite the ending of. There may have been books I felt that way about, just after reading them, but none pop into mind just now. Either I’ve forgotten, or the problem went deeper than just changing the ending!

    My thoughts did go to the heated discussions about the last book in the Harry Potter series; and reading some of the other comments here, I saw that I wasn’t the only one. So I decided to write something about that – here:

  5. Wow, I had a really hard time answering my own stupid question! (Thanks for using, by the way.) Here’s what I came up with:

  6. Hmmmm… Not a specific answer, but an answer nonetheless. 🙂

  7. In my heart I know that the screenplay writer, Horton Foote, who changed my life, and Harper Lee are both right to leave us with a lingering sadness; still, I always wish I could get Boo Radley into a happier house.

  8. Wow, this was a seriously hard question. Great thinking, Joy!

    My answer:

  9. Great question! Disclaimer: Long answer from me.
    The full answer is up.

  10. Mine won’t actually be a re-write of an ending, but a scene in the book that will affect the ending: Louis May Alcott’s “Little Women”, where Laurie proposes to Jo. Instead of turning him down, she’ll say yes. 😛 I never really liked Amy. I always thought Laurie married her but still loved Jo.

  11. Love this question!! Wally Lamb’s I know This Much is True, here is why:

  12. Hmmm…You know maybe Breaking Dawn. Not that I disliked it or anything but I guess that could’ve been different.

  13. Great question. Mine is here:, and discusses Jane Eyre, Harry Potter and the original Dracula.

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