Happy Friday! Pour up a delightful beverage and join our little party! This week’s question for our authors… Pick a novel where the protagonist was required to make a difficult choice. What novel was it, and how did you feel about the decision?
In The Belgariad (David Eddings), Polgara gives up her power to save Durnik. I cried.
Diana Pharoah Francis
Anne Frasier’s The Body Reader. Jude makes a decision to keep looking for a girl on her own, though she’s been disgraced as a detective. She then goes off on the search alone. I thought that decision was both in character, and stupid. Stupid because she essentially does the “go alone into the woods” thing with no idea what might be out there. Given her background, I thought she might be more leery. On the other hand, she’s an extremely unusual character and it made sense for her to do it, and to even argue it wasn’t that stupid. Good book, by the way.
I’m going to pick on David B Coe and choose Ethan Kaille. The dog. I am still mad about that. I understand why Ethan did it, but I still ticked at him.
Being as we were just talking about children’s books, E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, this is 2nd book that came to mind at this question. Charlotte’s choice was heartbreaking, yet necessary, and as you grow up, the ending of this book becomes more profound and amazing.
(Adult book that comes to mind is the last book in the Hunger Games when Katniss has to decide to kill Snow or the leader of the 13th District. I feel she chose wisely, but I know that when I read it I could feel the weight of that choice.)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He should have kept the loot.
I still think Harry should have married Hermione.