As someone who HATES spoilers, I’m going to go ahead and tell you that I will be spoiling deaths for the the books I’m about to talk about.
If you are someone who is like me and also HATES spoilers, please be warned.
So I just finished Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. I loved it and give it 4.75/5 Nintendo Switches.
But this is not why I am bringing this book to the red table. I want to talk about the *SPOILER ALERT* death that happens around ehhhh 3/4th of the way through the book. A character that is sweet, charming, and brings the main characters together in a way they can’t themselves because they can’t get their 💩 together.
And not only does he die, but he dies in a horrible way–one would say a timely way that some people might be terrified could happen to them. And I’m going to be honest, the reason I don’t give the book 5 Nintendo Switches because I feel like his death was just…. an unnecessary sacrifice
Needless to say, I wanted to throw my book across the room. The only reason I didn’t was because it was a library book.
There are other times, I kind of…dare I say…love when a main character dies? It packs a punch. It makes the books stay with you way past you closing the book for the last time.
SPOILERS BELOW!!!! Here are some more books with deaths that made me want to throw my book across the room but also made the book stay with me:
The OG of deaths that killed me- I don’t think my child heart was every the same. I think many elderly millennial readers could say the same.
This is one of those where the characters have FINALLY gotten together and then BAM…I threw my book across the room.
Wait…they were dead the whole time?!?!
This was an interesting read about found family… that takes a dark turn out of nowhere at the epilogue.
My name is Laura. I am a librarian and review books on The Alabama Take. You can follow me at bamareads on Instagram where I also talk about books. I really like talking about books. It’s nice to be here. 🙂