Did you enjoy the ending of your book? Why or why not? Describe an alternate ending and why it would or wouldn't be as good a choice as the ending the author chose.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

By: Laurie Halse Anderson

The ending of my book was very good, because the main character, Melinda, finally got the confidence to speak her mind and forget about the past. Throughout the whole book Melinda goes through high school feeling scared and not being able to talk, because of a horrible incident that happened over the summer. Finally in the end, her voice breaks through and she is allowed to talk to people about what happened and eventually let go of the horrible incident. It is a good ending, because it shows a character that would be very easy to relate to and makes her into an inspiration for the readers. I can't really think of another way to end this book. The author did a great job of bringing the plot all the way around and completing it very nicely.


  1. I read this book awhile ago, and I enjoyed it:) I agree with you when you said that you would not change the ending, I liked it as well. I think it would be hard to not be able to tell anyone about the horrible incident that had happened, I dont know if I would be able to keep it in that long as she did.

  2. Your book seems very inspiring. I'm glad that there was a happy ending to your book. It does seem like it would be hard to come up with a different ending. What do you think would happen if she didn't speak her mind and stayed in her own little world?

  3. It sounds like a good ending to your book. I saw the movie with Kirstin Stewart. I think it helps to have a visual to follow along with as well as the book, however sometimes it hinders rather than helps. It can have the characters described differently than the book does.


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