What are the best novels with untraditional ending?

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    #1A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.

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    Marie Guerrero
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A classic of the genre, now if only it would stop spawning half-assed imitations."
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    #2The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Bruno returns home after a school day in the Berlin of 1942, when he discovers that his family should move to another house close to a tall fence where he can see strange people in the distance. Bruno discovers there a desolate place where he'll make a friendship, with devastating consequences. 


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    Patrick Willis
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I wanted to like the boy in the striped pajamas but it just kind of meandered everywhere and the ending was so nontraditional I could not get behind it to be honest."
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    #3My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.


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    Rishika Sarin
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I think novels that have a basis in truth, that show what truly happens in this sloppy world, where family mores, agendas and traditions get tested, are quite possibly a reader's best bet for an ending that is unexpected and challenging. This one did not disappoint."
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    #4The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.

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    José Antonio Barajas
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "My teen daughter has bragged about this book since she finished it. She was especially vocal on how the ending was very nontraditional and has me reading it now! "
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    #5The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of Audrey Niffenegger, which is about the story of married couple Clare and Henry who try to make their marriage work. It comes as they struggling with Henry's strange disorder of time traveling. 


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    Denise Pearson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Time Traveler's Wife will forever be one of my favorite books. It's a love story that has such a different ending, it really grabs you and pulls you along for the ride."
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    #6The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 


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    Benito Quiroz
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I loved the movie so i picked up the book because my girlfriend said she wanted to read it. She said she loved it and that i could learn a thing or two so i gave it a read. I really enjoyed it even more then i wanted to honestly. It ripped apart my manliness limb from limb until i was crying."
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    #7To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.

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    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is very special, i have had a very good time reading this book, and i suggest it to all readers who want to have a special time, because i am sure that this book has quality, good writing and tells a very special story"
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    #8The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 


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    Karen Hopkins
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I know that this is considered to be one of the Great American novels but I found it boring and dated. I wouldn't read it again and I don't even want to see the movie. "
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    #9The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Ramiro Ríos
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I guess that The Fault in Our Stars would have an untraditional ending. The fact that it is the love story of two people who met in a support group for cancer-afflicted patients probably means there was no other way the story could go. This was good, but not one of my favorites."
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    #10Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.


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    Christina Meyer
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Great book but I am not sure if I class this as untraditional ending, as this is the first book of series and is not really an ending. To me, a book that had untraditional and twisted ending was the "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn."
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    #11Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.

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    Austin Porter
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Although the movie is the most remembered, the book gone with the wind is a fantastic book and it's ending is definitely not the likes of any which you will see in a movie or book today. The book ends with our leading lady finally admitting that, essentially, she was the villain of the tale and caused many of the problems and conflicts within"


Best What are the best novels with untraditional ending
1A Walk to RememberBooks 39 Paid
2The Boy in the Striped PajamasBooks 35 Paid
3My Sister's KeeperBooks 32 Paid
4The Book ThiefBooks 32 Paid
5The Time Traveler's WifeBooks 29 Paid
6The NotebookBooks 28 Paid
7To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 24 Paid
8The Great GatsbyBooks 18 Paid
9The Fault in Our StarsBooks 17 Paid
10Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)Books 8 Paid

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