14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Have you ever wondered what might happen to a beloved book if a certain character said or did something very early on in the story that irrevocably altered the entire course of events? Here are a few seemingly innocuous phrases that would have brought some of our favorite novels to an abrupt (and untimely) end:

Divergent, by Veronica Roth
“Guess what everyone, I just found out I’m Divergent!”

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
“Tough break, Prim. Good luck at the Games.”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
“The doctors believe you’re faking your illness, Mr. McMurphy. It’s back to Pendleton for you.”

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
“Buzz off, kid. This friendship has become entirely one-sided.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis
“I’m having that old wardrobe picked up on Monday, kids. It really clashes with the rest of the furniture.”

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
“Welcome to Thornfield Hall, Miss Eyre. Please disregard any strange noises you may hear in the attic—that’s just my mad wife. Long story.”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
“Hedeby Island is a little far, Mr. Frode, and I don’t much feel like leaving Stockholm. But thanks anyway.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
“Sorry son. This particular golden ticket just says it’s good for a free T-shirt.”

Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
“Welcome to Forks, Bella. Your mother and I have decided to have you homeschooled.”

Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
“‘Where’s Papa going with that bottle?’ ‘Oh, he’s just spraying for pests, Fern. Don’t worry about it.'”

Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
“Thanks for the offer, but I don’t need a seat. I’ll just stand.”

A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin
“I wish I could come to the capital and be your Hand, Robert, but I’ve just got too much on my plate right now. Really appreciate the gesture, though. No hard feelings.”

Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
“I’m pretty sure I won’t like these, Sam-I-Am, but I guess I’ve been wrong before. Pass that fork over.”

The Shining, by Stephen King
“I’d love to offer you a job at the Overlook Hotel, Mr. Torrance, but unfortunately none of your references have called back. I’m sorry.”

What line would end your favorite book early?

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