Now, not that I'm morbid or anything, but the idea of reading a book and then being surprised by an ending of a book/series like that is something that I think would really stand out and might make me respect the book and author more. I kind of wish I would run across a book like that.
I especially think that a book like that would be difficult to find in YA because traditionally Young Adult fiction is about life, love, loss and growing up and that your teen years are not going to always be bad. YA is full of happy endings in various forms, as a way of showing a "light at the end of the tunnel". But I kind of think that books that explain that things don't always go the way you hope and there isn't always going to be a happily ever after is a good lesson to put forth to teens.
So what do you think? Would you like a Not-So Happily Ever After story once and a while?