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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

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2011, 03:41:10 pm »
I have to say I cried when I read Dark Visions by L.J. Smith. It was in the last of the third book. ( I had the three in one book and read it all in a day so it was really late when I finished it. That day I was working with mom all day and was thankful when a job included going in the basement by my room.  ;D So, the part I cried at was when she gets put in the isolation tank where she forgets everything and it makes you go insane and Gabriel reaches her through their mind link and tells her everything about the sun and stories when he was little. Through the mind link she can tell he truly loves her. But the thing is he had to keep pricking himself with glass to keep the contact to keep her from going insane. *sigh* It was funny cause before I read the book I read the back of the cover and guessed from the begginning which guy she would choose and which one i would like.  ;D  LOL
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2011, 01:00:16 pm »
I cried in the last Eragon book inheritance. I cried like two or three times in the last one hundred pages.  9)

Okay I cried when Eragon goes to Brom's tomb, and at various parts of the end when he is leaving to the other country. For some reason I was actually rather disappointed in the end when he will most likely never see anyone again including Arya.  :-'  I loved the whole book, and series, but when he decided to leave and never come back, because of the prophesy, I was a little angry. Though I still like the series even though the last fifety pages upset me a lot.

I cried in the last book of the Obsidian Triology by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, When Darkness Falls. I balled my eyes out when Idalia dies and then again when she is reborn.

There is another book I just can't remeber right now..... Anyway these two series are one of my favorites with The Raven series and Mercy Thompson books.  :D bOuNcY
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2011, 01:14:04 pm »
Three posts in a row for crying....this is terrible. At least i never read them all at the same time.  :D ( Rob will never let me in his Mauler's Union Group if I don't stop crying.  :D :-whistle)

Now I remember the book that I knew was important but couldn't remember:
Bone Crossed There probably are not as many people who cried for this book as they did the last one. I cried when Mercy becomes pack while Stephan is in her head greiving. It was a touching moment between Adam and Mercy but with Stephan in the background, i couldn't stand not crying.
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2011, 12:29:58 pm »
Yes, it was definitely a powerful moment.

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2011, 07:58:09 pm »
*sniffle* I know!!!
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2012, 11:16:59 am »
I got a bit teary reading Shadow City by Diana P. Francis. And found out at the end that it was mostly unnecessary! At least I hope they can bring them back. :)

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2012, 01:14:34 pm »
I have to say I cried when I read Dark Visions by L.J. Smith. It was in the last of the third book. ( I had the three in one book and read it all in a day so it was really late when I finished it. That day I was working with mom all day and was thankful when a job included going in the basement by my room.  ;D So, the part I cried at was when she gets put in the isolation tank where she forgets everything and it makes you go insane and Gabriel reaches her through their mind link and tells her everything about the sun and stories when he was little. Through the mind link she can tell he truly loves her. But the thing is he had to keep pricking himself with glass to keep the contact to keep her from going insane. *sigh* It was funny cause before I read the book I read the back of the cover and guessed from the begginning which guy she would choose and which one i would like.  ;D  LOL

Just reading your post is making me all teary-eyed!  9) LOL ;D :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2012, 02:48:36 pm »
I have to say I cried when I read Dark Visions by L.J. Smith. It was in the last of the third book. ( I had the three in one book and read it all in a day so it was really late when I finished it. That day I was working with mom all day and was thankful when a job included going in the basement by my room.  ;D So, the part I cried at was when she gets put in the isolation tank where she forgets everything and it makes you go insane and Gabriel reaches her through their mind link and tells her everything about the sun and stories when he was little. Through the mind link she can tell he truly loves her. But the thing is he had to keep pricking himself with glass to keep the contact to keep her from going insane. *sigh* It was funny cause before I read the book I read the back of the cover and guessed from the begginning which guy she would choose and which one i would like.  ;D  LOL

Just reading your post is making me all teary-eyed!  9) LOL ;D :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE

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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 10:25:47 am »
http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?sku=3332
I haven't read (hadn't known of until I saw a tweet about it) this book, but I suspect it will make me cry if/when I get hold of it.
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Re: Books That Made You Cry
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 06:42:37 pm »
Elizabeth Moon: The Deed of Paksenarrion.  Book 2 Divided Allegiance and Book 3 Oath of Gold definitely caused some tears.