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This week's topic is books that will make you cry. Usually the books that made me cry the hardest tend to be the ones I love the most.
1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: Crying during this book was unexpected. But that one tragic thing that happens took me by surprise.
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Did anyone read this book without shedding a few tears?
3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman: I'm pretty sure I cried the entire time I was reading this book. How could you not?!
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling: I read the series for the first time over the summer and I'm sure you can guess the part I started bawling my eyes out.
5. Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty: I mainly cried because it was the last book of the series and I didn't want to let the characters go.
1. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: The writing is so beautiful and you become incredibly attached to the characters, parts of this book bring me to tears every time.
2. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling: I know Jen already listed Half Blood Prince, but I'm including the entire series. I grew up with the series and am about as emotionally invested as you can be. I can't read the first chapter of the first book without getting misty-eyed. I've read each of the books numerous times, and there are certain parts (most of you will know what I mean...) that I cry every time, even though I've already been through it before.
3. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes: I knew going into this book that it would be emotional, the subject matter alone told me that. Everyone who recommended it to me also told me so. I was a complete mess when I finished it, tears, anger, more tears.
4. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher: I've read reviews before that said that this isn't a book to be "enjoyed", it's one to be experienced. That is one of the most accurate ways I can think of to describe it. I was pulled into the story and was so involved that half my preconceived ideas went out the window while reading. I was surprised by the tears, mostly by what caused them. Or rather, WHO caused them.
5. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr: This was another one that surprised me. I knew the topic would be potentially emotional, but there were a few characters that I simply couldn't stand... at least not at first. What amazed me was the growth of the characters and how much I grew to care about them. Definitely was in tears multiple times.
Tell us!! What books made you cry?? Any of our picks?