Anyway, if you're looking for a good tearjerker, here are some book recommendations for you!
- Bridge to Terabithia. I'm pretty sure that you're heartless if this book doesn't make you cry. Doomed friendship is so irresistible sometimes.
- The Fault in Our Stars. Granted I was predisposed to like this book (I voraciously read all of Lurlene McDaniel's books in middle school); but I was surprised at how much this book affected me.
- Across Five Aprils. Jethro Creighton's tribulations during the Civil War never fail to bring a tear to my eye. He was such a plucky little kid, in spite of everything.
- Basically anything about Abraham Lincoln. I definitely sobbed out loud while listening to both Team of Rivals and Bloody Crimes on audio book. His death was just such a waste, it gets me every time.
- And shortly after Eleanor's birth I tried listening to David McCullough's The Johnstown Flood on audio book, but it kept making me cry so hard that I couldn't see to drive, so I had to quit listening. I've been thinking maybe I should give it another chance, but I don't know, I'm not sure if I'm up for it.
So looking at these selections, apparently I only cry at nonfiction and kids' books. Maybe they're the most believably sad?
What books make you cry?
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