#LongandShortReviews #Wednesdaybloggingchallenge 6.5.19

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.

Just sayin’..

Let’s see what books the other authors in this challenge think need sequels: L&SR

Until next time ~Peg

 

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6 responses to “#LongandShortReviews #Wednesdaybloggingchallenge 6.5.19

  1. Once again this proves we are twins separated at birth…. lol… check it out: here.

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  2. To Kill a Mockingbird actually got its sequel a couple years ago … and I hated it. Charlotte’s Web … man that story makes me cry every single time.

    I’m here: http://www.mariannearkins.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-books-that-need-a-sequel/

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  3. lydiaschoch

    There actually is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale being published! It’s title is “The Testaments,” and it’s supposed to come out on September 10: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42973319-the-testaments

    I’m so excited about it.

    There is a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, too, although I’ve heard mixed reviews about it: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24817626-go-set-a-watchman?ac=1&from_search=true

    And I’d love to read a sequel to Charlotte’s Web. If I hear of such a thing being created, I’ll let you know. 🙂

    My post.

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  4. I liked the sequel to Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman. I must be in the minority. Shrugs. Charlotte’s babies! Yes. That would be cute. Great post.

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  5. Aw, I’d love to see what Wilbur and the gang did with all of Charlotte’s babies! Loved that book as a kid. 🙂

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