Happy Halloween! Last year, I discussed what makes a book scary, so I thought I would approach the holiday from a different angle this year: the angle of surprise. Here are some of the most (delightfully) surprising endings I've come across in literature: 1) To All the Boys I've Loved Before ... Jenny Han When my … Continue reading Trick or Treat: literature’s most delightful surprise endings
Happy Halloween again! Boy, I'm a fan of this holiday: the colors, the candy, the folklore. If Halloween had nothing going for it but jack-o-lanterns, I would love it still. What, other than a jack-o-lantern, combines warm, glowing light with spookiness? Because of my enthusiasm for Halloween, I've decided to honor it with two posts. The first … Continue reading What Makes a Book Scary?