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umm i don't know why but i never was really intrested in Harry Potter books Don't get me wrong i'm a big fan of the authors wide imagination I don't know why i never bought one and read it ?! anyway the book that really got me crying is "the life before her eyes" by Laura Kasischke .. LoL and i'm not that sensitive so I was shocked but it was heart touching
I cry at so many books that I have lost count but the ones that I found heart wrenching are "In the Memory of the forest" by Charles T Powers (one of the most amazing books I have ever read) and "Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources" by Marcel Pagnol. But I also have to admit that the James Herriot books made me laugh and cry in equal measure.
East of Eden by John Steinbeck, got me crying twice actually.
We had to read it for senior year and the day it was due, I was amazed when the first thing the teacher asked was "Okay, did anybody cry when reading this book?" Turns out she and I actually cried at the same parts.
The first book that made me cry was Bridge to Terabithia, which I read in the fifth grade. Most recently, My Sister's Keeper made me cry tears of fury. There have been so many others in between. Growing up I used to cry at the end of long books or series just because I'd knew I'd miss the characters.
What sets apart the books that make you cry? Affection for the characters? Style of writing? Are people who cry when they read books just more emotional?
I cry for almost any book (I'm really emotional with that kind of thing...I've even cried during adverts). The Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn, PS I Love you by Celia Ahern, the end of the Tears of Artamon trilogy by Sarah Ash, Harry Potter...the list goes on and on...
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