Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week's topic is a bit tricky for me, since I have a strict happy ending policy. If it ends unhappily, I don't want to read it. However, there are books that end happily and have sad parts, which are what I listed below.
WARNING: This post contains spoilers!
1. Most of the Harry Potter books, especially Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. So many great characters die. But, that made it realistic. They were fighting a war after all. It would have been extremely unbelievable if all the good characters had lived.
2. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. This one was disappointing since it broke my happy ending policy, and I hadn't expected it. Every character that I liked was in tears for the last few pages. I think I would have liked it better if after Eragon's final sob he had said something better than "We are not alone." However, that really was the only good thing in his life right then, so it was really the only thing he could say.
3. Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. Every time I got attached to a character, they died. All but one of the good female characters died. It was a good book, and I liked it despite all the deaths.
4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Okay, I'm still reading this one, but Fantine dies without getting to see Cosette one last time. So sad.
5. ..... Um.......hmm.... I seem to have run out of books, or at least the memory of them. If I come up with more books later, I'll update this post.
Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!