This post comes as part of my role as a #BroodingYAHero Street Team member, the #BroodyBFFs.
While I’m a big fan of standalones, one thing I don’t always like is that you’re often left wanting a lot more than the story has given you. When you’ve travelled so far already with these characters, it can be annoying to leave them at what’s essentially a cliff hanger.
There are some books I’m ok with leaving as they are, but with others, I definitely need some answers.
WARNING: spoilers ahead.
Candy by Kevin Brooks
What I need to know: What happened with Candy after she escaped Iggy’s clutches? Like, does she still do drugs or is she working in a bank with 2.4 kids, a labrador and a people carrier? Did Gina and Mike marry? Does Joe still have that ganglion?
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood
What I need to know: Have we destroyed the patriarchy or no?
Room by Emma Donoghue
What I need to know: Jack is five so pretty soon education is going to be mandatory. Would he be homeschooled? Would Ma teach him, or one of his grandparents? Would he center mainstream education?
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
What I need to know: Has Lincoln and Beth’s relationship been able to get over the fact he was pretty much cyber stalking her?