The Best Gift to Give

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday. 

Today's question: Give a book character a Christmas present!

Ah, YA Highway, you kill me. The question is deceivingly simple, but the one thing I would give could totally ruin an entire world.

I'd give Susan Delgado back to Roland.


Losing Susan was one of the biggest shapers in Roland's life. Cliche as it sounds, but part of him died once she left. When we first meet Roland, he's battle-hardened, world-weary, and all business.

He wasn't always like that, as we learn in Wizard and Glass. We see a younger, more shiny-eyed Roland*. We watch him fall in love with Susan and plan for a future that isn't in the cards for him.

Because I love that Roland, I want him to be happy. It would have to be a delayed happiness because fate obviously had a plan in mind for him, but better late than never.

I'd have Susan waiting for Roland in the Tower and instead of throwing him all the way back to the beginning to relive it again, I'd throw them into a new reality where they both could have the happy ending they deserve.

What gift would you give your favorite character? And don't forget to stop by YA Highway to see what the others are saying.

* Even shiny-eyed, Roland was still all business.
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