favourite finishing lines

A book’s final sentence is like a ribbon that ties together the plot of the book, which is handed to us readers, and is also the final sentence that contributes to our impression about the book – whether we like the book, or not.

There are many types of last lines – Lines that conclude something; Open endings that leave things to our imagination; Twists that leave us staring at the book with our mouths ajar; And then there are the most feared cliffhangers which drive us to kill for the next book.

An effective well-framed finishing line embeds the story in our minds and it lasts for a long time, even after the book is read. In this weekly meme, I’m going to pick a book whose finishing line I absolutely loved.

This meme was created by Shameeka at booksoverblumen she has a fabulous blog and I have really enjoyed looking at all of her posts.


Finishing line TUE


I have read this book twice in recent months (the second for a read-a-thon) and I have to say I feel really good after reading it. I love this closing line of the book, it tells the reader that while the story is over the lives of these characters are not.

What do you think? Do you have a favourite finishing line?

Keep Calm and Read On,




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