Happy Vs. Sad Endings


I’m not quite sure how to start this blog post to be completely honest. Many people loves those feel good stories where everything is settled in the end and all was well. Some love those endings where they leave you broken and wondering why? I personally am one of those that love a sad ending…

Don’t get me wrong, I love a cute fluffy ending where everything is good and happy and wrapped up in a nice little bow. But is that always realistic? I love sad endings. Why? Because I love getting my heart crushed from a book. I want to know that I got so invested in the story and the characters that it destroys my soul.

Not all real life endings are happy. Sometimes people die. Sometimes relationships don’t work. Sometimes friendships fall apart. Some of my favorite endings involve these things. I’m not going to tell you the book names because I don’t want to spoil the book… I read a book about one of the main character committing suicide. I was so invested in this character and could relate to them that it destroyed me, but I loved it. I read a book about a character having a relationship with someone but in the end, the relationship didn’t work out for realistic reasons. As much as I wanted them to end up together, it was still realistic. I read a series where every book had a sad cliffhanger to make you come back for more. It was brilliant.

I do appreciate happy endings, I do. But when it comes to a series, I don’t want a happy ending. It makes reading the next book seem pointless. Why? Because everything went well in the first book. Although I love happy endings, I would much rather read books with sad endings.

How about you? Are you a happy ending person? Or a sad ending person? Do you have a mix of both? Do you not have preference? Why? Why Not? šŸ˜€


9 thoughts on “Happy Vs. Sad Endings”

  1. Honestly, I like to have a mix of both! I think a lot of the times it depends on my mood. I do want an ending that I can’t guess in the middle of the story… ya know, I want an unexpected ending. But I think the sad endings add more emotion to the story, which is why people like sad endings sometimes lol.

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  2. I like happy and sad but mostly I do like realistic. As long as it makes sense and it isn’t too fluffy or too pretty, then it’s ok.
    But my favourite endings are bit more open. Where everything that happens to the characters after the story is over isn’t all spelled out for you. When the story is over, I dont want to be told every little thing that happens after.


  3. Love this post! I don’t really have a preference I don’t think but it turns out that I don’t read sad endings often (anymore) so when I do get to a “tearjerking, ugly cry all the way through the last chapter” type of book, I appreciate it lol

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