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A lot of stand-alone books I’ve read ended on a good note. They have great conclusions, but for some, I wouldn’t mind finding out how the characters have gone on with their lives. Either in a companion novel or even a novella, here are some stand-alone novels I’d want see/read more. Needless to say, there may be some spoilers for the books listed below.
A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith // Review // Goodreads – I really want to know if Reiko is doing okay. This book isn’t an easy one to read because of the sensitive subject matter (suicide, self-harm). I mostly want to know if Reiko is doing well in Art school, has she talked to her older brother?
Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee // Review // Goodreads – Because of the cameo in Outrun the Moon, I know the gang made it to San Francisco. But I want to know more! How’s Andy and Peety? What about Cay? Did he find someone? Did Sammy and West live happily ever after. Gah.
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera // Goodreads – This is a great one! Margot went through so much in this book that there are a ton of issues I’d like to see more of. How is she doing with her mom and brother? What about her relationship with her father? Did she change her appearance and friends at school?
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina // Goodreads – Piddy Sanchez is bullied by a classmate she doesn’t even know. This book follows her inner turmoil and disruptions of being bullied and finding her identity. I would like to read something of her life after the bullying, as a senior, in college, as a grown-up, something.
Do you have a stand-alone book you would want as a series?