At YA Outside the Lines, we've been blogging all month about endings. My contribution is about surprise twist endings. Which I love in fiction, if not so much in life.
can be difficult to bring off a surprise twist without its feeling
gimmicky; another danger is the reader feeling betrayed by the
misdirection. But it can be satisfying if we think we are plodding
toward a predictable resolution, only to find ourselves transported
somewhere else. Every now and then, a surprise is a delight.