Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s prompt seemed to have a lot of potential for book-slamming, which I really don’t want to take part in; so instead, I thought I’d share some of Those Moments we’ve all had, when a beloved book/series has suckerpunched us so hard we’ve wanted to throw it into the ocean (or in my case, across the room). Heads up: spoilers ahead!
1. Prim’s death in Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The first time I ever threw a book across the room. Eternally too soon, and equally heartbreaking on every reread. Why, Suzanne Collins? Why??
2. Sirius’s death in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
I know why this one had to happen. I even appreciate the full symmetry of all the Marauders giving their lives for Harry.
I still hate it.
3. Fred’s death in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
UN. NEC. ESS. ARY.
4. Mark Darcy’s death in Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
I don’t understand this AT ALL. I was so excited for this one, and then… Excuse me?!
5. Max’s death in City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Too far, Cassie. Too far.
Which books have suckerpunched you?