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I’m a huge book-cryer. I looooove reading books that make me cry, though I don’t read books specifically for that purpose >.>. Basically, if a book has managed to make me attached to a character enough that I worry about them and is able to surprise me, then I’m happy to cry; it means that it was a good book ya know? I’m also a huge fan of character deaths if they affect me that much, as we already know ;-). I’m going to try very hard not to write any spoilers, and not all of these books actually made me cry because of a death for the record! So don’t start worrying about your favorite characters just because the books showed up on this list ;-).
Small and adorable children are a weakness of mine and Destiny Binds and The 5th Wave both have them. Don’t worry, nothing horrible happens to the children! I just can’t even stand small children being sad about anything, so when the kids in these two books go through sad events, I just start gushing. It didn’t help that I listened to The 5th Wave and the narration of Sammy was ADORABLE. I just want to hug him forever.
Steelheart was impressive in that the prologue was actually the part that had me ugly crying. I was therefore hooked ;-). Seriously, an author that can get you attached enough to a character in the PROLOGUE is a pretty amazing author, though I had no doubts given that Sanderson is my top favorite author ;-).
The premise of The Testament of Jessie Lamb tells you right away that it is going to be sad: a viral plague destroyed women’s fertility (they die before reaching term), they found a way to allow women to successfully deliver babies by placing them in comas, but they won’t be able to wake up ever. Jessie is writing a letter talking about how she came to the decision that she did. Omg this book was heart-wrenching, beautiful and so underrated, go read it now!
Then there are the six books that I can’t say anything about because the crying is at the middle/end for various reasons. Those of you who have read these books probably can guess which scenes I’m talking about, though some of them might surprise you ;-). These are all amazing books that you should read because gah! *gets tissues*
What are books that have made you cry? Do you like it when a book makes you cry? What are the kind of things that will make you cry in a story?
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