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Ever cried at a book?

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Books that have made you cry?

Post by atrixa » 15 Jun 2009, 14:17

Tell us what books have had you bawling like a baby. For me, the only one i can think of is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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Post by xoxo » 15 Jun 2009, 18:44

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

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Post by Ragenild » 16 Jun 2009, 01:51

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson

There've probably been more, those are just the ones I can think of....

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Post by San1968 » 16 Jun 2009, 14:21

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.

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Post by The Real Macai » 17 Jun 2009, 19:57

I've cried several times over books. Baltimore, by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, had me crying at Lord Baltimore's more tragic experiences.

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Post by atrixa » 18 Jun 2009, 10:21

God, just remembered a really obvious one- The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffinegger. I wept for days...
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Post by sisterhoney61 » 20 Jun 2009, 17:19

The one that always makes me cry is A Snowflake in My Hand by Samantha Mooney.

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Post by blue_diamond21 » 22 Jun 2009, 12:10

The end of Lovely Bones had me weeping and i always said it wasnt my kind of book, I was so wrong!!!! Cant wait for the movie :D
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Post by Ellipsis » 22 Jun 2009, 22:49

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. :)

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Post by sSs » 23 Jun 2009, 23:47

There's only one book that ever got my eyes wet and its Edgcar Swatelle

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Post by LaBellaVienna » 24 Jun 2009, 01:14

Hi, im new but i figured i would chip in?

the one book i think have ever made me shed tears of anger and outrage was probably "Slave: My STory" by Mende Nazer.

anyone wants to read a book on modern slavery and its impact? uve gotta read this book because it makes every other book seem mediocre.

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Post by Kyle » 24 Jun 2009, 03:27

"Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave". If you can read this book without feeling some of this mans pain, then you are not human.

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Post by atrixa » 24 Jun 2009, 12:42

blue_diamond21 wrote:The end of Lovely Bones had me weeping and i always said it wasnt my kind of book, I was so wrong!!!! Cant wait for the movie :D
Oh, that's on my pile of books to read! Better get some Kleenex...
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Post by FiveK » 01 Jul 2009, 23:10

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?

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Post by sazlan » 08 Jul 2009, 05:46

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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