At first I was really shocked that we were at the end with no further story, but then I got to thinking about where she could have gone from there and not sure that any further story would have helped or hurt the novel. The ending was just so abrupt. I wanted more....Maybe an epilogue 1-2 years later would have left me feeling like the book was more complete/finished.
I totally agree with Christi. I loved the way the book ended in a good way, but I wanted more. I wanted to know what happened after that... but then, I guess, where would the ending be?
I agree that it was too abrupt. I would have liked an epilogue too. I think a lot of books so that, fast forward a couple years and let us look what they are doing. But I guess that would only work if they had their happily ever after, which we all wish they do. However, after seeing some of your messages to each other on Facebook I was afraid it would end and they would never meet. I was REALLY afraid that after the surgery or whatever it was he went to have that she'd never hear from him again and that would be how it ended. So, I'm glad to have a little piece of mind in that regard.
Christie, you wrote exactly what I was thinking. It ended too soon. I was waiting for the epilogue that never game. I don't know if she has a sequel in mind (one can hope) or what, but I was almost sputtering, I was so mad! Yes, I'm hugely glad they met, but we still don't know what happened. Does he survive? Do they live happily ever after? If so, do they continue to tweet from work? Too many unanswered questions...(but I still loved the book...it was just that last bit that made me cranky)
I think the happy ending is that they did fall in love and got to meet. I don't really think it could have ended much differently, and I'm not sure I really want to the author to tell me what happened later in an epilogue. What if it was bad? For me, I'd rather just think of them in that one perfect moment, kind of suspended in time. I love how books can do that, in real life that one perfect moment is too often spoiled by what happened the next day, the following week, or the next year.
Okay, I am sitting on the opposite side of the fence here. Although the ending was abrupt, I like books that end with more questions than answers~they really make me think. As a writer myself, I kind of like the challenge of wondering what each character, as developed in the story, would do from that point forward. It's kind of like a big jigsaw puzzle for me. Of course, I then like to write different endings in my own mind, as if the author would actually care! LOL That being said, I would love to read a sequel!
Hi everyone! Sorry I am so late to join, but I sort of "fell" into the book club (or maybe it was destiny :-)). I should start by saying I am Vicki's daughter and we both are hopelessly addicted to our Nooks (the B&N e-reader). Anyway, she logged on and ordered "Goodnight Tweetheart", only she didn't realize it was on my account. Imagine my surprise when I turned on my Nook to read "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" and this book was waiting for me. I had no idea about the book club, but I figured I may as well read the book since I had it...I loved it! I'm a high school history teacher and a single mommy so all the books I read are about old dead guys or animals that talk. This was a great change! Anyway, thanks for letting me jump in a little late.I sort of loved the ending. I completely agree with Christi that it was abrupt. But I think it would have been too "perfect" if everything wrapped up and they lived happily ever after. Neither of the characters was "too good"...they were both very real and flawed and that's one thing I really like about it. I felt like they could actually be real people. So in that way, I guess I'm glad it ended abruptly and not too fairytalesque (totally made up that word).
BTW my name is Brittany...I do a blog with my students on Google, thus the "Ms. Burns" :-)
Hi Brittany! So glad you joined. Now I get to talk to my favorite girl even more! :)And for those of you who endure my relentless babbling about my precious granddaughter, Emma, she is Brittany's daughter.
Hi Brittany so glad your joining us :)I LOVED the ending as it was happy and I was soo scared he would die but he didn't and they got their happy ending. So it kinda let's you decide yourself what happens after that which I love! Sorry for short comment I'm using my phone on the way to work lol.Kristy xx
I'm happy with the ending....they finally met-so tweet! I don't want to know if Mark dies...that would be so sad. Just knowing they finally met is the perfect ending for me.
The advantage to this kind of ending is that each of us can imagine whatever we like for what happens next, whether it's a miraculous recovery for Mark and his fairy tale wedding with Abby, or a tragic...oh really, who's going to vote for the tragic death here? If I wanted reality, I'd watch the news. Snort. So my personal imagined ending does involve the miraculous recovery and fairy tale wedding, but that's just me. I thought it was just so cute that the first thing Mark said to Abby IRL is "Hello Tweetheart".
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