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Books That Made You Cry
« on: February 09, 2011, 06:07:58 pm »
Well we have one for movies why not books?

I just read one that had me blubbering for awhile.  "Hunter's Moon" by Dana Stabenow

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 06:16:33 pm »
Oh, lots of classics, like dog books for kids, Mercedes Lackey, Iron Kissed.
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 06:28:05 pm »
Iron Kissed is a given  :-LOVE I had to read the last few chapters over and over to fully comprehend without the tears.

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 07:45:50 am »
Iron Kissed, that's  a given.

The Wild, by Whitley Strieber
(if memory serves this was the book in which the protag had to deal with the killing of his wolf family at the hands of some hunters)

Watership Down, Adam Douglas
(some tough spots in that book, not your typical kids book)

a fistful of sky, Nina Kiriki Hofman
(but tears are almost a given with Nina's stories)

Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
(probably goes without saying)

Lives of the Monster Dogs, Kirsten Bakis
(beautifully tragic story, somewhere in between Frankenstein and The Island of Dr Moreau)

One of the Babylon 5 books, no doubt written by the inimitable John Vornholt, stupidly had me shed a tear over Garibaldi's ill fated love for Talia.

And I’m sure there are a lot of unexpected character deaths I shed a tear or two over that I just don't remember off hand.
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 09:13:00 am »
Many tears.  ;D

Okay... right now my mind is blank but I know I cried sometime so I will post it when I remember.  :)
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 04:56:33 am »
I never cried at Iron Kissed I think I was in too much shock when I first read it. And on the re-reads I knew what to expect.

There's only really one book that makes me cry and it's The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman. :-LOVE :-' It gets me every time.

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 09:08:41 am »
Although I've broken up with the series now, the end of JR Ward's Lover Eternal made me cry. Each time I read it, too.I know there've been others, but I can't think right now. Probably several of Diana Gabaldon's books. Yeah.
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 01:24:36 pm »
Too many to mention but I remember totally losing it reading "King of the Wind" as a kid.
Also The Color Purple did me in. Oh, and lets not forget P.S. I Love You, where I was sobbing out
loud in the kitchen and my kids thought someone had died!

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011, 12:37:44 pm »
And how could I forget the Time Traveler's Wife? Loved it, but  :-'
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011, 07:40:24 pm »
I don't remember the exact title but it was something like "When Jeff Came Home"
It is about a kid who was kidnapped and returns home after 3 or 4 years.  :-' :-'

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 09:17:49 am »
I've read lots that make me cry, but these are the two I can think of immediately that I re-read.

The Time Traveller's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (just the ending material)
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2011, 01:05:17 pm »
Where the Red Fern Grows.

I read it so much as a kid that I've almost worn out my copy, and I cried as hard the last time I read it (a few years ago now) as I did the first. 

Various other stories where a beloved pet dies will make me tear up, but it's just Where the Red Fern Grows that really gets me. 

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 06:03:04 pm »
If it is super late and I;m just so tired but I have to keep reading I will cry if something is super funny.
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 10:00:29 am »
I read Ann Aguirre's Aftermath last night and teared up a few times. It was so very emotional. Beautiful, too. But also teary.
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 10:41:50 am »
Oh, and the book Watership Down never made me cry 'cause when I started reading it, by chance my grandma rented the movie for us to watch.  I found out what happens and decided I didn't really want to read it after all.

If we're going to mention Flowers for Algernon, how about Freak the Mighty