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I wish these books had different endings

Hey everyone! I hope you’re doing well and having the most wonderful day. I was going through my Goodreads shelves when my eyes fell on a title and my first thought was, “The ending of this book sucked. I wish I could change it!” And here I am, ready to talk about the endings of the books I wish I could change.


This post has SPOILERS for the books I’ve mentioned here:

P.S. I Still Love You

The Poet X

All The Bright Places

What If It’s Us

Here Lies Daniel Tate

Turtles All The Way Down


P.S. I Still Love You

Okay, so, this is the sequel to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, a book I enjoyed and liked, and I loved the sequel even better than I loved the first book. However, the thing I’m gutted about is the ending. In this book Peter and Lara Jean end up together, and I know a lot of people love them, but I totally didn’t ship Peter and Lara Jean in this book! Peter was so cocky and he did so many shitty things to Lara Jean, and on the other hand, there was John, who was super sweet and lovely and caring, and Lara Jean could of ended up with him, but she decided to be Peter’s girlfriend and it felt so wrong???

I dislike this pairing. I really do. But yeah, it’s Lara Jean’s and Peter’s life. If they’re happy, I’m happy. I swear I’m not trying to be dramatic.


The Poet X

I read this book some time ago, and I was absolutely blown away by poetry. However, the ending of this book could’ve been a lot better. I just couldn’t believe it — it was way too unrealistic. In the book, Xiomara’s parents, especially her mother, aren’t supportive of her poetry, are very religious, and have beliefs that Xiomara keeps questioning throughout the book. They are very dyed-in-the-wool traditional. In fact, when her mother finds out about her poetry and her boyfriend, she burns her book in which she writes her thoughts. Xiomara runs off to her boyfriend’s house and when she returns with help, everything suddenly gets better? Her parents become more understanding and open-minded, which is very unexpected and I just couldn’t believe it. I love this ending, but it’s too unrealistic for me to accept. I wish it wasn’t hurried, but I’m happy for Xiomara and her brother all the same.


All The Bright Places

This one is very serious. I read this book in 2018 and I still remember the effect it had on me- I was in the doldrums for a week or so. In this book, the male character, Theodore Finch, suffers from an undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Finch is suicidal and frequently participates in activities that are risky. He even attempts suicide one time and fails, and then… he doesn’t, which is the suckiest thing I’ve read in a book about mental illness, honestly. The book ends with suicide of a teenager who was dealing with a mental illness and did not have support. I was really angry and dejected, and I really wanted the ending of this book to be hopeful and not hopeless. I hope they change the ending of the movie, tbh.


What If It’s Us

This was a book that failed to make even the slightest impact on me. It was a sweet love story of two people who meet each other in New York and have a crush. They leave no stone unturned to meet each other again and when they do, they fall in love, and eventually when one of these teenagers has to go back to his city, they break up! And that’s how this book ends. I mean, I know it’s realistic and all but I don’t care about the book, which is a sweet romance, if the main characters aren’t gonna end up together. I’m really happy though that the authors have talked to each other about a sequel cuz I’m in dire need of it or else I’m suing them!


Here Lies Daniel Tate

This was an interesting book. It’s a story of a con artist from Saskatchewan who ends up in the US after he lies about being a boy who had disappeared years ago. This story was really interesting and I was really loving it, and then, it ended. I really disliked the ending of this book. This book has an unreliable narrator, and that’s why the ending sucked. The nameless narrator suggests various endings. In one of them, he flees with his love interest. In another one, he gets shot and dies. He says different things in different endings and I don’t really like not knowing what *actually* happened. Doesn’t it suck?! I have picked the ending of my choice out of all of the ones suggested by the narrator, and that’s what’s keeping me sane.


Turtles All The Way Down

This is a book I was *really* excited to read, and I did love it. As someone whose sibling suffers from OCD, it helped me understand quite a few things better because of the metaphors and because OCD was the major part of the story. I loved the representation, and I could even relate to Aza. However, I did not like the mystery element in the book, and also disliked the way it ended. At the end of the book, Aza is able to solve the mystery of the boy’s (I forgot the name…was it David? Daniel? Lol. I do remember Liam, Harold and Malik) father and realizes that he’s actually dead and not on the lam, and also realizes where his dead body is, and also the couple does not end up together– the guy and his brother relocate –and the whole point of them meeting again is for nothing? I didn’t like the ending at all, and I really didn’t like the mystery, and everything was very… underwhelming.


So, these are a few books that I wish had different endings.

Have you read these books? Did you enjoy them? Did you like the endings of these books?

13 thoughts on “I wish these books had different endings

  1. I went through the same thing with Turtles All The Way Down, I was so excited to start reading it, having heard nothing but good things about it, but I felt like it lacked the murder aspect to it. We never really got the whole picture from that. But I guess as a teen romance author John Green concentrated more on that, but didn’t want it to be like the other books? Idk it wasn’t my fave sadly

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  2. I just finished Poet X …. I noticed that about the ending too but attributed it the fear her parents felt when she was missing … maybe it caused them to reconsider their harsh ways….I always loved a bit of reconciliation so it didn’t bother me that much. One ending I absolutely hated and chucked the book across the floor was Everything Everything…I felt punked.

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    1. It surprised me because it was unexpected, and that’s why I found it a little hard to believe. I’m happy though that it had a sweet ending lol! Ugh, I would’ve thrown the book too. It angered me.

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  3. I wanted to post a comment on the Raven Boys review post, but sometimes WordPress acts really funny and disables the comments section for the latest posts..I don’t know why. Anyway, great review, I wanted to say 🙂

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  4. I literally just finished All The Bright Places, like ten minutes ago, and I agree, the ending was so sad, I wish Theo had found the peace and help he needed…

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  5. Thank you for sharing! I haven’t read any of these books, but I have a very strong sense that I’d agree with you on every single one lol. I too hate it when a book is neatly wrapped up in a little bow with an unrealistic ending, but I also can’t stand it when the ending is realistic but unsatisfying. Ugh, the perils of being a bibliophile. New Follower here!

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    1. Ah, thank you for the follow, Emma! I love happy endings but sometimes they’re just not realistic, so it’s a bit difficult to believe them. However, I don’t like realistic endings either when I do not find them satisfying :((

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