Hey guys! Today I'm going to talk about something that I have mixed feelings about - sad endings versus happy ones.
Before I get into this, I'd just like to say these are my opinions. I am in no way saying that you should have these opinions or that mine are correct. This is simply a post open to discussion, and you're free to share your opinions as well. :) I love hearing them!
I'm going to jump right into this. The issue of happy endings versus sad endings is a constant struggle for me. If you asked me outright which one I prefer, I would immediately tell you sad endings. But it really depends on my mood and the type of book I'm reading. Sad endings, I feel, are more realistic.
That actually sounds terrible, as if I think life is or should be sad. But I think it is - at least, sad endings are more realistic than fairy tale ones. Fairy tales are fairy tales for a reason.
That being said, most people read books because they're fairy tales. They want happy endings, they want to read something that won't happen in real life. I think that's the reason why most people enjoy both reading and writing the unrealistic happy endings. Why write or read something that already happens in real life? We read and write as an escape.
Still, I'm not always in the mood to read a fluffy book. Sometimes I want to read something that will understand me, something I can relate to. Other times I just want to get lost in a quick, cutesy read.
Overall, I really like sad or bittersweet endings - even though that doesn't make much sense - over happy ones. But I do enjoy fluff every once in a while.
What about you? Do you prefer one over the other, or do you like both? Is there one you can't stand?