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How did you react to the epilogue?

Created: 04/16/17

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davinamw

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How did you react to the epilogue?

On the final page, the book concludes with an unconventional epilogue listing Ona’s accomplishments. How did you react to it?


Posted Apr. 30, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kimk

Join Date: 10/16/10

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I absolutely loved the epilogue. It made me smile to know that both Ona and Quinn continued their journeys and did what they could to fulfill the boy's dream. I also enjoyed knowing that Quinn continued looking out after Ona, and that they developed a friendship.


Posted May. 02, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
susiej

Join Date: 10/15/14

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I, too, like the ending a great deal. These are very special people, and I liked knowing that they go on together, looking after one another and working on completing their goals, long after I closed the book.
I became very invested in these two characters especially, and I appreciated that the author allowed me to know a bit of their futures. It was a most fitting closure.


Posted May. 03, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Marcia S

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It was great to know that Quinn and Ona continued their relationship and fulfilled the boy's desire to get Ona in the record book. What a way to finish reading a book— with a smile!


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bestmartin

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I agree with kimk. I loved it. I was so thrilled to see she lived so long and beat so many records. I knew the boy was smiling down from heaven.


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MarieA

Join Date: 10/12/11

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What a wonderful memorable ending to a book filled with so many memorable aspects. The one-in-a-million boy exceeded his goal and and achieved his purpose--above and beyond... .


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djn

Join Date: 05/19/11

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I thought it was a great ending. We are never too old to have goals!


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cathyoc

Join Date: 04/26/17

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

I think the epilogue was very true to the uplifting spirit of the book.


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deeh

Join Date: 03/03/12

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I enjoyed the epilogue. It answered the question about Ona's determination to continue to live a full life.


Posted May. 06, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kellyo

Join Date: 09/15/16

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

It was a great and powerful way to end the book. It was good to see Ona making it into the record books with several different records. The boy would have been proud!


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paml

Join Date: 10/25/12

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

With many smiles. What a great way to wrap up this novel! It made me believe that Miss Ona Vitkus would achieve her goal of being the oldest living human, and that is a very good thing for many people.


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kellilee

Join Date: 11/18/14

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

I cried. I literally shed tears as I read that last page. I knew then that this would be an unforgettable book for me and that I needed to recommend it to everyone I love.


Posted May. 09, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
larryandcarols

Join Date: 03/13/17

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

What a wonderful ending to this uplifting book! I was thrilled to read that Ona, with the help of Quinn, went on to accomplish all the goals that she had set with the boy's encouragement. Wonderful to see that Quinn learned how to be a friend.


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alwaysdaddygirl

Join Date: 09/04/16

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

It was beautifully written and hearwarming.


"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Steve Jobs
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renem

Join Date: 12/01/16

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

Like kellilee, I also cried and highly recommended the book to my book club, friends and family.


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dianaps

Join Date: 05/29/15

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

It made me feel good to know that Ona had lived another 6 years and traveled back to her homeland.


Posted May. 15, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
debrav

Join Date: 08/16/11

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

I loved it-- thought it was unexpected which is probably what made it so great. Monica Wood really nailed it


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julieo

Join Date: 04/09/17

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RE: How did you react to the epilogue?

Loved the epilogue, nice to know Ona achieved her records! I didn't want this story to end and the epilogue was a great surprise :)!


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