Today’s prompt is all about the rage AND THE FEELS. I am actually pretty excited for this post and you know, it’s okay to not like books, because there are other people out there who WILL like the book that you did not enjoy, so with this prompt I just want us to bond over the fact that we actually feel things deeply while reading, and even if you have never actually thrown a book, maybe there’s been a few that you have metaphorically wanted to throw.
Y’all, I have only really thrown one book in my life out of anger. There have been books that I’ve wanted to chuck, but circumstances aka reading them on an expensive device have prevented that.
The one book I threw?
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
I remember I got so invested and into this book, I was caring about the characters. I was ready for the girl, whose name I do not even remember, to make her choice because she had to decide about donating some marrow, I think, to her sister who was dying of some disease. BUT, she did not want to be forced, so she gets in a lawsuit and her mom basically sues her kid. I KNOW. Anyways, I was so wrapped up in this book, I was crying all of the tears. I was talking to Tony about it, right.
So, then, I get to the last chapter right and I am reading it in bed, and holy hell did that ending piss me off. I had never been so angry at an ending. I felt it was a cheap cop-out. I won’t spoil it, but suffice to say it made me so mad, you guys. Like when I feel things, I do not want to be let down by an awful ending that doesn’t really solve a G.D. thing. Ugh. SO THEN, Tony is next to me reading his book, right, because we are basically olds, I finish the book, and with tears streaming down my face I threw it across the room and it kind of landed on the stairs. I was SOOOO made. Of course, Tony gave me one of his WHAT THE HELL HAVE I GOTTEN INTO WITH THIS WOMAN looks. And that was the end of that. I haven’t really read a Jodi Picoult book since My Sisters Keeper and do not plan to, despite how much my sister tries and tries to get me to read her.
So, y’all, do you have books that have made you rage?