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 🙂