Best Last Lines From Novels

The American Book Review evidently asked folks to submit their nominations for the best last lines of novels. That list  is here.  And here is their final list of  100 best last lines of novels (pdf).

I looked quickly through both lists and saw the last lines of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz nominated.  Among the final list I saw the final lines from Winnie the Pooh.   How about some more from children’s books? Anyone?


Filed under Children's Literature

3 responses to “Best Last Lines From Novels

  1. Andrea Vaughn

    The last line in Charlotte’s Web, about being a good friend and a good writer. I tear up every time.


  2. The last line of Bridge to Terabithia: “There’s a rumor going around that the beautiful girl arriving today might be the queen they’ve been waiting for.”

    I also love the last line of The Golden Compass/Northern LIghts:
    “So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky.”


  3. All three of these are favorites of mine too. I also liked this one someone (Tali) gave on child_lit:

    What would YOU do
    If your mother asked YOU?


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