Oh, you guys.
I feel like a very bad author these days.
I didn't realize how many kids would be so unhappy with an open ending. An ending that ends happily, with the character getting something she wants, but with a question that still remains.
I thought - oh, it's not really important to address that. Kids can imagine what happens, and they can see how happy she is just to have gotten there.
I am getting e-mail after e-mail after e-mail - kids wanting to know the same thing, and feeling a little disappointed and frustrated that the book ended too soon.
Yes, I have learned my lesson, and now I'm sharing it with all of you!! Because I would hate for you to feel like I do. Like this:
And all I can say is, I hope I get the chance to remedy the situation in the only way I know how!!