Sometimes, series come to natural conclusions; the endings just seem to fit. Other times, however, worlds are so vivid and characters so lifelike, that it seems like a series should go on forever, even if the story may seem done. Below are some of the series I wish I could keep reading forever.
Berrybrook Middle School series by Svetlana Chmakova
Chmakova is really an under-rated star of middle school graphic novels. Her works champion kindness, empathy, and inclusion without every sounding preachy, and they encourage readers to stand up for each other and for themselves. The characters are drawn with heartfelt sympathy and the stories are engrossing. I would love to see this series continue indefinitely!
Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger
Part of me recognizes that the series has already run far too long. Most of the books are Sophie talking to and hanging out with her friends, and not doing anything to save the world, as she is supposed to. However, I really enjoy hanging out in Sophie’s world, so perhaps a new companion series is in order.
The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
The fourth Mysterious Benedict Society book, The Riddle of Ages, really is a perfect conclusion t the series. I do not expect we shall see any sequels and I have to admit that perhaps we should not. However, every MBS book has been a gift, and I am sad to have to close the pages on this series.
The Nameless City Trilogy by Faith Erin Hicks
Three books is not enough time to spend in this engrossing world! One adventure may be over, but surely there are more stories waiting to be told, even if they are about other characters.
Nevermoor Trilogy by Jessica Townsend
Morrigan Crow’s world is wonderfully weird and magical, and Morrigan herself is a winning protagonist. I would love to visit Nevermoor but, if I cannot, the next best thing would be to have endless books set in that world.
Olivia the Pig by Ian Falconer
Oliver is my role model and her books are a gift to the world. I need all the Olivia books forever.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comics by Ryan North, et al.
Doreen Green managed to beat out Ms. Marvel as my new favorite superhero, and that is saying a lot. She fights villains with empathy, trying to stop them, not once by punching them and throwing them in jail, but for good by learning why they are lashing out and trying to help. Her stories are inspiring, but also hilarious. I was sad to hear North had plans to end his run.
What series do you wish would never end?