Today’s topic is BOOKS THAT NEED A SEQUEL and…..I’m lost.
I have a feeling I know the books most people think need sequels, but I’m not so sure.
The Catcher in the Rye – I’ll be honest – I hate this book. But…I can see people wanting to know what happens to Holden when he ( finally) grows up.
Gone Girl. Want to know if she had the baby? If she was ever sent to prison?
The Handmaid’s Tale. The HULU show makes you believe the story continued after the end of the book. But Atwood hasn’t written a sequel yet and I’m not sure the way the TV show depicts what happens in Gilead is what she’d like to happen.
To Kill A Mockingbird. Want to know if the town changes it’s opinion of Boo based on how he’s treated by Scout and Addicus? Or if the racist attitudes of the town folk change with time and wisdom?
Charlotte’s Web. Want to know what happens to Wilbur and the gang after Charlotte’s “babies” appear?
In all honesty, most books that are standalones are standalones for a reason ( in my humble opinion). I’ve gotten closure on them. We all saw how miserably a sequel fail, esp. if not written by the original author. Anyone remember SCARLET, the supposed sequel to Gone With The Wind? Yeah, I don’t either.
Let’s see what books the other authors in this challenge think need sequels: L&SR
Until next time ~Peg