“I’m terrified that my journey won’t tie up all the loose ends nicely. Because this is a life, not just a story, and life doesn’t always go the way stories tell you.”
– Holly Bourne (The Manifesto on How to be Interesting)
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This quote was one that particularly stuck out to me while reading The Manifesto on How to be Interesting recently (you can read my review here)! The character is a teen writer who is obviously, interested in stories – what makes a good one, how best to write one, and why we as readers are so fascinated by them.
It caught my attention firstly because it’s true, I do often wonder whether my life will work out in a way that fits in a nice, neat little box with a happily ever after (let’s face it, this is not always the case in the real world), but also because it made me think about why we like books. There is something satisfying about picking one up and knowing there is a beginning, middle and an end. It’s something we take for granted with a story, but in real life it isn’t always a given. It made me wonder, is part of the reason we love stories because they are comforting in the sense that they have a resolution at the end, a kind of resolution we don’t always get in real life? It’s an interesting thought! What do you guys think?!?
P.S. Trying out a new banner, let me know your opinion – better or worse than the normal one? I’m undecided on whether to keep it or try out something else!
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