Thursday, 23 February 2012

Books That Make You Cry.

Anyone who knows me will know I am a rather emotional person. It is ommon to sometimes see people crying in a cinema after a sad movie has finished, but how many people will admit to crying over a book?

I will hold up my hand. Whilst reading in bed two nights ago I was in floods of tears over a particularly emotional part in The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Don’t worry – I will NOT give away any spoilers about this one as I want to do a review!

So here are the books that have made me cry. Some have also been recommended as tear jerker's that I have not yet read so get your self a tissue - and lets get sobbing. To help rate these emotional books I have given them a Sob Scale, with 1 = a single tear to 5 = full out sobbing!

Dobby the House Elf may you R.I.P 
  •  As mentioned above – The Host by Stephenie Meyer
    Emotionally written and heart wrenching.  3/5
  •  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (SPOILER ALERT)
    There are a number of sob worthy scenes within this book, but the only thing that made me cry more than Mrs. Weasley screaming at Beatrix Potter “Not my daughter, you bitch” was the death of Dobby the house elf and his burial (just thinking of this leaves me fighting not to make a fool of myself in a public place while typing this!) 5/5

  •  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    I read this book for GCSE English Literature, I cried in class while reading it. I cried again whilst revising it for the exam, possibly more than the first time. The absence of the emotion in the book probably making me more emotional!! 4/5
  • Marley and Me by John Grogan
    Still the only book that has made my Mum cry 4/5

  •  My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    Written to make you cry, which is something that has received mixed reviews. This is not a book I have read, and something I don’t think I ever will. But on the sob scale it is meant to be a 4/5
  •  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    I am ashamed to say that I have never finished this book. After a shocking scene in the opening chapters I never really could apply myself to it. And it left me in angry and shocked tears. 3/5
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
    Finally, a book that some people said made them cry and I didn’t! This book is my least favourite of the Twilight series however and I don’t think I would want to re-read it! 1/5

In the comments below let me know what books have made you cry and why.

Thanks for reading,

Love (emotional) Rie x


  1. Well done on the link Miss Malyon! =]

  2. Here are the books I cried in:
    HP7: I agree with you, and I was basically in tears throughout the whole book. Partially because I knew it would soon be over :(
    Before I fall by Lauren Oliver: I didn't like the beginning of this book and nearly gave up on it but my friends made me pursue it and by the end I was lying on my bed literally bawling my eyes out.
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: This is one of the most beautifully moving and saddest books I've ever read. Takes place German Nazi era. Other Holocaust books that made me cry was the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Daniel's Story.
    The Hunger Games: All three of these books were tear jerkers.

    1. Hi Maria :)

      HP7 was a real tear jerker for me as well as it was the end of an era.

      I haven't read these other books, and as always with books recommend as tear-jerker's, I am never sure if I want to read them.

      But at the end of the day, if a book can make your cry it is well written and worth the read.

      Thanks for your comment :)