Feature & Follow Friday: Change the Plot

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Today's Feature & Follow Friday question is:

Change the Plot. If you could, what book would you change the ending or a plot thread? Go ahead and do it...change it.

There are many books that I want to have gone the other way particularly when one (or five) of my favorite characters die. Or maybe if the characters should have done the smart thing instead of letting their volatile emotions sway them. But there's one thing that has been my frustration since childhood.

Little Women. I love the book. I honestly do. It's one of my best childhood reads that I have to read it at least once a year. But though I carefully tend my copy (my mother's; yeah, it's ancient), there are some times (every time I read one particular plot point or two) that I wanted to chuck it at the wall and let the detached pages scatter.

Jo and Laurie. My OTP! My babies! They didn't end up together! And I call on all the shit the reasons they gave on why they couldn't be together. They have tempers. They would have fights. Jo's not fit to be Laurie's wife because she's not sophisticated... They're better off as friends.

No. Just no. 

In my world, Jo has a heart-to-heart with his father or even Aunt March, realized that despite their disparity, there's nothing as important as each other. Jo runs to the docks and babbles incoherently to Laurie. Laurie just stares at her but as what she was saying sinks in, he laughs out loudly, picks her up and twirls her around. They talk but Jo knows that Laurie needs this trip and she also has some things to sort out with herself, so she ushers him up the ship. Promises to write, and the waiting begins. 

I mean, WTF? It's not that hard.
Ayanami Faerudo

17 comments:

  1. I know how you feel when authors break your OTP *pats you on the back* :)
    Here is my FF

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  2. OMG YES! All the YES. A MILLION TIMES YES!

    **Side note: I freaking love your blog name.***

    But JO AND LAURIE. I've had this fight with so many time. My mother and I will fight people on this one. It does not matter whether the ending was 'true to the times.' They loved each other. That wasn't something that was ever going to go away AND WHO HE MARRIED INSTEAD. IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE AWKWARD AND A SLAP IN THE FACE.

    UGH.

    Here's my Follow Friday post if you'd like to check it out.

    Rebecca @ Vicariously!

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    1. I totally agree with you! A slap in the face indeed. I really couldn't see why Amy and Laurie got together.

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  3. I hate it when my favourite OPT don't end up together too.
    followed you :)
    My FFF
    Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm

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  4. I totally hate it when one of my OTPs don't end up together, or worse, break up.
    New follower :)
    Bayan @ The Booklicker

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  5. LOL. I feel ya. I really do. I saw the Wynnona Ryder film before reading the book, and I remember feeling the same way. The more familiar I became with the story, though, the more I came to see that (especially as this story is semi-autobiographical--she just wasn't that into him. Did the reasons make sense? Of course not. They never do. But marrying him when she felt that way wouldn't have been fair to him because she would have felt like she was settling. I get it, though. It was a very frustrating plot twist to get through. Sigh. :D Happy Friday!
    My FF

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    1. In my AU, that's the waiting part for. XD To see if they're really for each other.

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  6. Oh man. Jo and Laurie. I used to get SO angry when I would read Little Women for precisely this reason. But then I learned to accept it and even love the fact that Jo found a counterpart that fit her so well. Amy can keep Laurie. I'm definitely on Team Bhaer. :)

    New follower.

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

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    1. When I read Little Men, I was curiously okay with Prof. Bhaer.

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  7. I actually haven't read this one but I loved the movie..I liked that Jo got together with the older man in the movie..does it go the same way in the book cause if it does I would love the book as well..LOL (I always had a thing for older fellows and Jo was my favorite of the girls) :)
    New follower via bloglovin!
    Stormi
    http://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/feature-and-follow-friday-plot-change/

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  8. Hopping through. I didn't think of Little Women. The ending was horrendous for that book.
    My FF

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  9. I haven't read either of these, but want to read Little Women. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

    New bloglovin follower!

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

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  10. My point exactly. Why can't our favorite stories just happy happy endings? Sometimes I think that some author's feel a story has more impact when something shocking happens at the end and I guess in some cases, they are correct but I still prefer my happy ending...
    Here is my FF:
    http://thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com/2014/02/friday-finds-february-28th.html

    Laura

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    1. Especially if you're so invested in a couple.

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  11. I haven't read these books yet.new G+ and GFC follower. My FF

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  12. Love this!

    BL follower
    Jessi
    http://www.thebookcove.com/2014/02/feature-and-follow-12-plot-change-up.html

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