I have to admit that I rarely cry when reading books or watching movies or whatever. Still, there were a few that had me tearing up (when I say a few, I mean two). Here they are:
For this book, there was this one quote that got the waterworks running. When read in isolation, the quote actually isn't that sad. At all. But when you put it into the context of the book and what has been happening is was just so heartbreaking. And no, you don't get to know what the quote was because spoilers. Just read the book, it's amazing.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
THE LETTER AT THE END. HOW COULD YOU NOT CRY AT THE LETTER.
Here are two that didn't actually make me cry, but did make me feel really heartbroken.
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Will. That poor, poor kid. I just felt so sorry for him pretty much through the entire Clockwork Prince and most of Clockwork Princess. Things just never go right for him :( There was this one scene that was so heartbreaking where something happens to Jem (trying not to spoil) and it was just the worst seeing it from Will's point of view. People who have read the book probably know which scene this is.
Flawed by Kate Avelynn
The ending of this one was so powerful. And completely gut-wrenching. Don't want to say anymore because #nospoilers
This topic has come at such a good time, because in fact, just the other day I read a book that had me sobbing like a crazy woman. Let's just clarify that this doesn't happen too often to me either. I haven't actually cried from a book since reading The Fault in Our Stars in 2012, usually I just get that feeling of a massive lump in your throat. So without further ado, the book that I highly recommend, but had me wracked with sobs and left me a mooshy fragile mess afterwards, was (you can probably see the picture but) FORBIDDEN by Tabitha Suzuma.
It's about a forbidden (duh) love between a brother and sister who see each other as best friends. And it's obviously a tragedy, it says in the blurb that there can be no happy ending for them, and yet it still blew me away. It's so poignant, very VERY well written and an addictive read.
Although there are many quotes, I think I'll do this book more justice by linking you to the book trailer which although doesn't make me cry like the book, definitely gives me that lump in the back of the throat feeling.
Challenge 4: Book Spine Poetry
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All you have to do is create a poem, spanning any topic or length using the titles on book spines. You then take a photo of them all stacked up and ready to read! Of course, if you are unable to do that, you can make a text based poem, being sure to link the titles to Goodreads so we can scope out the book! You do not have to use only books you are reading for Summer Lovin’ or summer-themed books!
Okay this is probably incredibly lame, but oh well! It was pretty fun trying to put this together.
Don't turn around.
Where she went the sky is everywhere -
A thousand splendid suns
breaking dawn on every street,
The last wild almost
gone with the wind.