Things I Would Change in Books

Sometimes books are perfect and don’t need changing. Sometimes they’re almost perfect. Sometimes they could’ve been*. Sometimes I think: how could that be changed? So here we go, a few things I would change about certain books**

* *cries because of all that lost potential*
** a.k.a. books that came to mind right now

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Epilogue

I don’t hate the epilogue, but I completely understand why people dislike it. That being said, while I don’t hate it, recently a different idea formed in my head.

19 years later, Harry Potter has returned to Hogwarts to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts, all was well

let’s ignore the fact that 2017 is not well at all hahaha *sobs*

I understand Harry wanting to be an Auror at age 15, but adult Harry? It’s constantly pointed out that Hogwarts is Harry’s home, and after Order of the Phoenix Harry becoming a teacher makes a lot more sense.

I really like the idea of Harry standing in front of a class (Albus*, Scorpius and Rose being in that class), teaching the new generation about the war, talking about the importance of House Unity while fondly looking at his son, his son’s best friend and niece (because Rose would NOT treat Al and Scorp the way she did in The Cursed Child – the girl raised by Hermione Jean Granger would NOT behave that way). The bell rings signalling the end of class, Ginny comes in, having retired from the Holyhead Harpies and now being the flying instructor and Quidditch referee, hugging her son. Harry joins in, embarrassing Albus further. All was well

Of course it would be more detailed, mentioning Ron and Hermione and what they’re up to, but I really like this idea. Again, I’m not saying I hate the epilogue, this is just an idea that formed in my head that I wanted to share

* Though maybe if I’m changing this anyway I’d change his name too

Uprooted –Β Agnieszka ends up with Kasia

I didn’t like the relationship with Agniezka and her love interest at all – he continuously treats her like trash, is incredibly condescending and it’s just a straight-up abusive relationship. Meanwhile Agniezka’s relationship with her best friend Kasia is at the root of the story, we were again and again shown that they love each other, they risk their lives for each other because they didn’t want to live without the other – it was beautiful and healthy, but of course they’re just gal pals

Crooked Kingdom – Apparently someone died??

People claim that one of the main characters died in Crooked Kingdom?? I don’t know what they’re talking about?? No one died??

Y’all got the wrong edition no one died

And if they did die I just changed that*

* no one dies on this blog**
** Speaking of no one dying…

All books – no one except bad guys die

I wasn’t going to go there, because no one dying when they’re fighting a war is unrealistic. But screw that. My heart doesn’t want realism. My heart wants happy endings. And I’ll give my heart what it wants

What would you change about certain books? Would you change the epilogue of Harry Potter? Do you have some weird edition of Crooked Kingdom in which apparently someone dies?? Let me know in the comments!

28 thoughts on “Things I Would Change in Books

  1. in the crooked kingdom weird edition when somebody dies half of my heart died :(
    I thought it was just unnecessary? Like it was written in just for the fact to make itso one of them didn’t make it? The whole ‘death that didn’t happen’ scene was so stupid too
    Grrr

    • Yeah I’ve heard that it’s really heartbreaking?? I’m so happy that I got the right edition

      In all seriousness half my heart died too. I didn’t see it coming and was so hopeful that things would work out anyway but nopeeee. Yeah I completely get that it’s more realistic if one of them dies, but they didn’t deserve that. And their love interest (I’m being vague just in case someone who hasn’t read the book yet reads this) didn’t either. Thus I’m just living in denial :’D

  2. MICHELLE YOU KNOW SOMEONE DIED IN CK YOU LITTLE SNEAK. But duuuude. If no one but the bad guys die, I won’t be emotionally manipulated?? And I somehow LIKE being emotionally manipulated??? But YES there were so many other better ways that the HP epilogue could’ve gone (and yesss, Harry’s home is Hogwarts and it’d be so sweet to see him as a professor there!!).

    • SSSSH NO ONE DIED MAY NO ONE. NOT ONE PERSON. NOT EVEN HALF A PERSON. THAT MAKES NO SENSE BUT I DON’T CARE. EVERYONE IS ALIVE AND HAPPY
      Hahaha I feel you I secretly like it too, but sometimes my poor heart deserves a break.
      Yesss I don’t hate it really, but it’s not ideal? It could’ve gone a lot better.

  3. Ohhhh your Hary Potter Epilogue is FABULOUS, I love it so, so much, and it just…it would FIT so well.
    I haven’t read Crooked Kingdom – or Six of Crows, for that matter, but…. I am NOT feeling reassured at the moment about this book hahahaha.

    • Thank you Marie! It would, wouldn’t it? It would parallel Order of the Phoenix SO well.
      Ahahaha it’s really worth it though! It’s a great duology, definitely recommend it. Sorry for spoiling that there’s a death πŸ˜…

  4. That Harry Potter epilogue is BRILLIANT! 10000% prefer it that way. And what alternative Crooked Kingdom version? Nobody died, it couldn’t have been the other way around right? Why would such an unnecessary thing be added to the plot? Nobody likes their hearts being broken in the first place… Boycotting unnecessary deaths from now one. ;)

  5. OH MY GOODNESS I can’t express how strongly I feel about teacher Harry because, okay, yeah, he wanted to be an Auror as a kid but LISTEN. HE WAS A GREAT TEACHER. He used his life experiences to teach other scared kids and it was super good for them & him and I just!! Tbh, in my mind Harry and Neville are just professor pals at Hogwarts together. I 100% BELIEVE IN THIS. Also, um, obviously no one died in Crooked Kingdom?? Just how no one died in Les Mis??

    • Yes exactly!!! He was just a kid, who hadn’t gone through the war yet. Post-war Harry wanting to become an Auror?? I honestly can’t imagine that. And just Harry being a teacher is such a pure and wholesome idea just… and yes Harry and Neville being professor pals!! Just sitting in front of the hearth in the teacher’s room, grading papers and hanging out ahhh I BELIEVE IN IT TOO EVE
      Yes no one ever dies I don’t get it when people talk about character deaths?? Only the bad guys die like Voldemort he’s definitely dead

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  7. hahaha I just finished Crooked Kingdom and in my head no one died!! (actually it seriously took a few chapters for it to register for me, cos I just thought “there’s no way Bardugo can do that to us”… but she did… *sobs*) And I agree with you about HP- I don’t dislike the epilogue funnily enough, but I think making him a teacher would’ve made a lot of sense.

    • (yes same here I was so sure he wasn’t actually dead or come back to life and then I finished the book…)
      Yes same here! I know there are a lot of people who really dislike or hate the epilogue. While I don’t love it, I don’t really dislike it either. But teacher Harry? I really wish J.K. would’ve given us that, especially after OotP

  8. OH I AM TOTALLY ONBOARD WITH CHANGING HARRY’S PROFESSION!! I MEAN WHAT THE FUCK, Harry as a Defence against the Dark Arts Teacher is THE MOST NATURAL THING IN THE WORLD AND I AM SURPRISED IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. And that name….OH GOD his son’s namee….CHANGE IT…FOR GOD’S SAKE, JUST. CHANGE. IT. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I haven’t read Six of Crows yet BUT I MEAN TO. SOOOOOON… 😁

    And Michelle, I LOVE YOUR BLOG. 😍😍 ❀ ❀ ❀😁

    • YES LET’S JUST ALL PRETEND HE’S A PROFESSOR THAT WAY WE’LL FORGET HE ISN’T AND IT WILL ALMOST BE CANON OR AT LEAST LIKE IT’S CANON

      Right?! It would’ve made SO MUCH MORE SENSE. Sure, Harry wanted to be an Auror, but when he was 15! Most of us don’t get the career we want at that age, a lot of us don’t even know WHAT we want. Harry changing his mind, especially after the war? Would’ve been so realistic! And after Order of the Phoenix teacher Harry would’ve made so much more sense ahhh I’m bitter haha

      Ohhh definitely read it soon! It’s so good definitely worth it

      Awww oh my gosh thank you ❀️❀️

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  10. I’m somewhat iffy about epilogues in general. In the case of HP, I felt as those Rowling included it to throw a bone to curious fans, not because it really made sense stylistically or structurally to include an epilogue with the story.

    • Yeah I get what you mean! It wasn’t exactly necessary. Sure, the ‘all was well’ sounds nice, but that could’ve easily been added to the part before the epilogue, since the war was over and Voldemort was defeated. All was well back then too

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