Some of these books are quite sad, as you might expect, but I do cry at happy endings sometimes as well.
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1. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman – I don’t know how anyone could get through this book without crying at least once. Teddy 🙁
2. A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett – I’m not sure if I cried the first time I read this but I definitely cried at the film!
3. Pushing the Limits, by Katie McGarry – the characterisation is amazing, and I couldn’t help but cry just a little bit at the end.
4. Life on the Refridgerator Door, by Alice Kuipers – this is a short and very sad book about the relationship between a girl called Claire and her mother, who is diagnosed with breast cancer.
5. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi – I think I cried twice – once at a particularly sad part in the middle of the book, and again at the end.
6. The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler – this is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster!
7. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak – the ending was devastating, even though I knew it was coming, .
8. Green Fingers, by Paul May – this is a children’s book that really took me by surprise. I loved it.
9. Double Act, by Jacqueline Wilson – I will forever remember sitting on my parents’ old sofa and crying when formerly-inseparable twins Ruby and Garnet have their first major falling-out.
10. Noughts & Crosses, by Malorie Blackman – I didn’t just cry. I also struggled to sleep afterwards. I was so shaken by the ending. It’s horrible and unforgettable.
How often do you cry while reading fiction? I think I cry more at films and television shows, seeing the tragedy acted out (or CGI’d out…oh, Dobby) in front of me seems to have more of an immediate impact.