Okay, I can explain.
This novel is a love story. Girl and boy meet. They quickly fall in love. They are driven apart by their families. They plan to run away and get married. Things go horribly wrong.
Good news, this one does not end in a double suicide.
The thing is, in reading this love story, I thought I knew where the author was going. I thought I knew what the “shocking ending” would entail.
But I was wrong. And for awhile, I was a little mad. I thought my ending in my head was better.
Now that it has been a few days, I have to admire the author for taking it in another direction. (But my ending was still better).