I wondered what you all thought about the endings in novels.... Do you prefer to have a happy ending? Will you mind if there is a sad/tragic/shocking ending? For me, as long as the story is strong and well written, I will enjoy it no matter how it ends. However, there is a certain amount of satisfaction in seeing a central character triumph over whatever issue they face during the story. I don't believe stories have to have a "happy ever after" ending, and, in fact, at times that feels totally inappropriate to the story. What do you think?