This week's question:
Change the plot. If you could, to what book would you change the ending or plot thread? Do it!
Wow! I have two in mind but I'm going to go with the one that most upset me, Allegiant by Veronica Roth. Stop here if you have not read this book yet and don't want a spoiler...
Don't get me wrong, I loved the book. However, I am a huge fan of a happy ending, especially when I have invested so much time in a series. I wanted Tobias and Tris to get through all of their trials and tribulations and have the opportunity to triumph and see the beginnings of a new world together, not apart. It would really have only been a small change and everyone could have been happy.
I would still have Tris be shot and see her mother as she is about to fade away because I think it was important to circle around and bring the mother back to the story. I would have let the reader fear her dead for a few pages but ultimately let her live. She would wake up in a hospital bed and have Tobias waiting for her. He would help her hobble over to a window, and they would look out over the land, mourning the past and lost friends but ponder the new hope and possibilities for their future... together.
I like this ending much better... just sayin'