November 23, 2021
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I’d Like an Update on These Characters Please!
Do you appreciate epilogues that fill readers in on the future years after the story concludes? Most of the time, I do! I’m never ready to let go of a beloved character and I enjoy hearing what the author envisions for their futures! Sometimes, the story ends and the author leaves the reader to imagine their futures. Other times, a reader like myself simply wants an entire new book as a followup!
I would like an entire followup book please! I saw on Instagram that Abi Daré has already said that she has no plans for a followup. Minds are changeable….amirite!
Admit it! I’m not the only one who wonders about Ryland’s future (no spoilers!)
I love brave Eleanor and we were left with hope, but I want to know if something more develops between Eleanor and Raymund and how she handles the following years (after the big reveal…no spoilers!).
OK. I know you want to know, too. What were those three words? Do Eleanor and Park have a future?
I wish with all my readerly heart that we had a follow up to these two wonderful Middle Grade books and spunky Ada! Maybe a Young Adult followup? Please?!
I know this is an impossible ask because the author has died. But aren’t you curious to follow the lives of all these eccentric characters?
The ending was open ended and a bit unsatisfactory for me as a result. After investing hours in reading this beautiful story, I MUST know…did Tina meet Anders at the museum?!
Oh, the last part of this story between father and son was so emotional, tender, and heartfelt! I must know how this relationship unfolds in the future!
Ha represents many favorite immigrant characters from multiple middle grade reads in that I want to know about their adult lives. Ha’s story ended somewhat abruptly and left me wanting more. The conclusions to these stories are always hopeful, but how do their lives unfold as adults?
I loved the redemptive and poignant ending, and even though the author included a lovely epilogue, I’d love a followup book on how that found family relationship unfolded over the years.
There are so many more I could add!
How about you? For which character would you most eagerly want an update?
Do you commiserate with any of my desires here?
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