Top 10 Tuesday: (Five) Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean

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!

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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??

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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.

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3. Fred’s death in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
UN. NEC. ESS. ARY.

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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?!

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5. Max’s death in City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Too far, Cassie. Too far.

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Which books have suckerpunched you?

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