The ending of a book is amazing. It has the ability to leave you speechless, angry, happy or shocked. Yes, the beginning of a book gets the majority or the attention and praise, but it is the end of a book that can stay with you forever.
So without further ado, here are my favourite endings from books I have read…
‘But there are much worse games to play.’
-Mockingjay, Susanne Collins.
‘The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.’
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K Rowling.
‘Such were the funeral rites of horse-taming Hector.’
-The Iliad, Homer.
‘A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR. I am haunted my humans.’
-The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak.
‘The failing limbs sank cold and helpless; and the vital breath with moan of wrath to darkness fled away.’
-The Aeneid, Virgil.
‘I’m so glad to be at home again.’
-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum.
‘I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth.’
-Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte.
‘He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance.’
-The Lord of the Flies, William Goulding.
‘Miss Honey was still hugging the tiny girl in her arms and neither of them said a word as they stood there watching the big black car tearing round the corner at the end of the road and disappearing for ever into the distance.’
-Matilda, Roald Dahl.
‘So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’
-The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Let me know you you agree (or disagree) with any and tell me some of your own favourite ending quotes 🙂