My name’s Chantelle and I sometimes cry like a baby while reading (also while watching movies). There. I said it. Sometimes there is sobbing involved. Actual sobbing! And, it’s not just sad crying; I cry happy tears as well. Although, if I’m reading while out in public I’m conscious of people being around, so I may shed a tear but won’t full-on cry. When I’m at home, it’s an entirely different matter: the tears just flow.
Although I’m sure that there have been many more books that have made me cry, I’m going to talk about some that I can distinctly remember causing the waterworks to turn on.
The first is Wonder. I mentioned that the tears are not always sad tears, but happy tears; this is what happened while reading Wonder. If you have had the pleasure of reading this book, then you may remember the graduation scene. I won’t reveal any spoilers, but I found this scene moving and I was happy for the main character, which moved me to tears.
The next is the last book in the Chaos Walking trilogy: Monsters of Men. I am a big Patrick Ness fan (I’m so glad a friend told me about his books). These books were the first Ness books I read; they are incredible! I’m not sure which of the books in this series made me cry – it may have been all of them – but I’m pretty certain that Monsters of Men did.
The Book Thief has one of the best first pages that I have read; it instantly grabs your attention. The narrator is unique and attention grabbing. This is one of the books that left me in a flood of tears. I can’t tell you how moving, funny, sad and incredible this book is – well I just did, but you know what I mean.
I can’t remember too much that happened in Allegiant – book amnesia strikes again – also because all of the books in the series have kind of blended together. I do remember completely sobbing though. Book amnesia is seriously annoying! I may have to reread this at some point – if I ever find the time! There’s so many books that I haven’t read yet that take priority first.
OMG! This was my reaction after I read the twist in We Were Liars. It’s so difficult to not reveal any spoilers here, but you know that song, ‘Cry Me a River’? I think that’s what my tear-ducts were trying to do; they had a mind of their own and the tears were released in floods. E. Lockhart has an interesting writing style and I did not see that twist coming. Maybe subconsciously I did and just didn’t want it to happen. Maybe…
I look forward to the next book that makes me cry – is that weird? If a book manages to make me cry, that’s usually an indication that it is a good book.