Thursday, September 1, 2011

Follow Friday

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

I would absolutely change the ending to The Hunger Games. I was disappointed that Katniss basically retired into obsolescence living back in the district with Peeta and raising children. In some ways, I got it, but overall, it just left me wanting more for her. She'd been through so much and inspired so many that it was difficult to accept such a quiet ending to the tale. It made me feel that her spirit really had been broken.

Given the choice, I would have liked to see her take on a greater role in reshaping the Capitol. Katniss wasn't  quiter and returning to District 12 smacked of retreat. I also would have kept Gale in her life (as a friend) despite the obvious changes that severed their friendship. While Peeta was absolutely the right companion to balance her, Gale would have kept the spark alive!


  1. Hopping through. I was happy that K ended up with P, but I was annoyed that her attitude about it was like she was settling, or choosing the easy route. I wanted more passion and happiness.
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  2. Didn't read your post b/c I haven't read it, but want to!! But I AM a new follower *waves* I'd love it if you could check out my #FF post too.


  3. A lot of people are picking this series! New follower!

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  4. I've seen a LOT of people pick this one, and I have to say, it's making me nervous about reading the series :)

    New follower, hopping through..

    My Follow Friday is here.


  5. Hmm... the Hunger Games eh? I've read some pretty good reviews on it but now your answer has me curious about the ending. Darn! Another series to add to the list...

    I'm a new follower.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  6. I've read the first book not the other two I should really get on that. Now it just sounds like maybe I should stay with just the first book.

    have a good weekend.

  7. It makes me wonder how they'll portray it in the movies...

    I'm a new follower (Happy FF!)

    Tania @ Wandering Hues

  8. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I couldn't agree more..

    I am a new follower.

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend :)

  9. Need to read HG soon!

    I was very careful not to read too much of your post, lol.

    New follower. :)

  10. I am a new follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."

    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Emma Michaels

  11. Without writing any spoilers- it wasn't who she end up with as much as the kind of person she ended up AS that made me sad.

    Happy blog hopping!

  12. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity –

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman

  13. I haven't read the Hunger Games series, but from what you said, I would probably be annoyed with the ending as well.

  14. Hey JJ! I love your answer. It was a lot more eloquent than mine blog rant about how much I hated the ending. I still love the books to death but I'll just pretend the ending never happened.

    Have a great weekend!

  15. I think this week's top picks are Breaking Dawn, VA, Delirium, Forbidden, Forever, and Hunger Games! =) And all these series are my top favorites!!! except for VA which I haven't read yet, but already bought 2 weeks ago =)

    Bdw, here's My Friday Hops

    New follower,

  16. Oh gosh. I couldn't finish the post because I haven't read mockingjay yet. . . and to be honest, after reading all the posts today I'm not sure If i want to! LOL love the blog new follower :D

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  17. Oh, yes. MJ was all wrong. Our super-strong Katniss broke in half and never recovered. And even us Peta fans weren't happy with the ending--not enough love, not enough awesomeness, just a long, slow defeat. Sad day.

  18. I've not read the Hunger Games books yet, but I hope to soon. Have a great weekend.