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Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry
Young Adult Books
I have been a terrible blogger this week *slaps hand*. I have been super busy and haven't done much reading/reviewing/commenting and all that this week. I never realised how much guilt came along with blogging, ha! I am really hoping to do better next week when I am less busy.
This one is ridiculously easy for me because a good book can make me sob like nothing else. It can turn me into a blubbering, snotty, weeping mess. I decided to do ones that made me cry because they might not necessarily make everyone cry - my mum is like an ice queen when it comes to sad books/movies, she never cries.
Young Adult Books
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
If you are a Harry Potter fan and you can read this from beginning to end without crying, then you are clearly heartless. I pretty much sob from beginning to end as J.K. Rowling kills off, what feels like, hundreds of my favourite characters - in reality it's about ten! There are two deaths that really got to me, because they were such amazing characters and they didn't get a real death scene. God I hate this book *sobs*.
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
I find that I can't take a shock, unexpected death in a book as it just destroys me. Yes, I want a happily ever after; I grew up watching Disney so my expectations for happy endings is pretty high! So I have no idea what all these authors are doing, destroying all my hopes and Disney-like dreams. I adore this book though.
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
This book broke me! I did not expect to cry at a book that's essentially an incestuous love story between a brother and sister. I thought I'd be grossed out or want to put it down. But no, I fell in love with this book and then it gut-punched me and then kicked me in the face for good measure. I cried like a baby.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
This book tells the story of seventeen-year-old Mia who finds herself looking down at her own body after her families car crashes. She loses her whole family in the crash and is left behind, aware that she has the choice, move on and be with them or fight to live. It's a really beautiful and moving book
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I really loved this book, and I remember it making me tear up and cry on more than one occasion. Lennie Walker is struggling with the death of her sister, and in a time when she should be grieving, she finds her herself falling in love. I just found this so moving and it made me so emotional.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitpatrick
This is more of a love story, which I absolutely loved, but it did get really emotional for me at the end. There's scenes that take place in a hospital and they just got to me, really badly it. I feel like it's something that spoke to me personally and probably won't turn others into blubbering messes.
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Gah, this book!!! Seriously, it killed me. I was pulled into this book one hundred percent and it made me an instant Jodi Picoult fan. It just destroyed me because the whole thing was a shock to me and usually that ruins a book to me, but I just really loved this book - did not love the movie!
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I adore this time travel love story but it did make me sob a lot. Again, did not love the movie!
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
How can you not cry at a story like The Lovely Bones. Susie Salmon, our teenage narrator, tells us her story from her own personal heaven. She tells the story of how she was lured into an underground hide out by a local man, where she is attacked and killed. But while we know all the details, her family do not. It's so emotional, watching Susie watch her family deal with her disappearance and the assumption that she is dead. A really incredible book and I definitely recommend.
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
This book made me cry out in absolute shock. It just takes a very unexpected turn half-way through and you realise you have been so wrong all along. When two families wake up to find their little girls missing, a hunt begins to track both the girls down. We follow the story through different point of views and it works really well. This story really shocked me, but moved me to tears many times.
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