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David Nicholls’ ‘Us’ Book Ending Is Pretty Divisive

David Nicholls' 'Us' Book Ending Is Pretty Divisive

The BBC’s newest comedy-drama Us centres around the seemingly happy, but dysfunctional Petersen clan, who set out on a grand tour of Europe despite strained relationships in the family trio. The series is adapted from David Nicholls’ best-selling novel of the same name, and if the on-screen reimagining stays close to the pages of the original story, the Us book ending is sure to leave fans divided.

As the Independent reports, Nicholls’ 2014 novel follows the story of married couple Douglas and Connie Petersen, who, along with their teenage son Albie, reluctantly embark on a family adventure across Europe, stopping by in the likes of Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, and Venice along the way. Not everything is quite so rosy, however, as right before the family vacation, frustrated artist Connie expresses her desire to end their 25 year-long marriage — a bombshell which inspires Douglas to use the trip as an opportunity to win back his wife’s love. In a review for the Guardian, the story is described as a “funny but curiously buttoned-up” follow up to the author’s hit 2009 release One Day. But how does Us end?

Potential spoilers lie ahead. If you’d prefer to witness the drama unfold on-screen, look away now.

Well, as noted in the Tea in the Treetops book review blog, those hoping for a happy ending might be in for a major disappointment, because upon the novel’s conclusion, it is revealed…

The ‘Us’ Book Ending Is Sure To Leave Some Fans Disappointed

The BBC’s newest comedy-drama Us centres around the seemingly happy, but dysfunctional Petersen clan, who set out on a grand tour of Europe despite strained relationships in the family trio. The series is adapted from David Nicholls’ best-selling novel of the same name, and if the on-screen reimagining stays close to the pages of the original story, the Us book ending is sure to leave fans divided.



David Nicholls’ ‘Us’ Book Ending Is Pretty Divisive

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