…Book That Made You Emotional
Guys, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit announced that she was starting this awesome meme. Her AWESOME Recommend A… meme is finally giving me the chance to cater to my inner nerd for specificity and randomness!! AND I LOVE IT. So props to Shanyn, who is fab for starting this up. I’m looking forward to giving some attention to books that might have missed everyone’s radar for one reason or another. Woo hoo!
So, books that made me emotional. To be honest, that’s not really a hard thing for a book to do. I’m an easy weller, and once I’m welling up, it almost ALWAYS turns into real tears. These three books made me cry for different reasons, but MAN. WATERWORKS.
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder. Friends, this book just killed me. Really heartbreaking tears. Cam Cooper is one of those characters who has so much personality and is dealing with so much horrible crap that I couldn’t help but adore her spark, and feel real sadness for her troubles. I know that some people thought Cam was really abrasive and cynical, and I guess she was. But to me, I could tell WHY, and I couldn’t hold those things against her.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. THIS BOOK. Oh my God. Ok. This book gave me ugly, heaving, horrible, devastating sobs. I can’t even talk about it too much because basically, I DIED. Really. But you know how sometimes you just need a really good, hard, heartbreaking cry? Don’t even TRY to tell me that NONE of you know what I’m talking about. Just read this book, and you’ll understand.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. SIGH. I loved this book, guys, because it made me cry, but not for the typical reasons that books make me cry: I wasn’t emotional because someone died. I cried because a pretty cool girl was dealing with a really difficult thing in life that LOTS of young people deal with–divorced parents–and it was heartbreaking in a different way. Thankfully, the parts that squeezed my heart were soothed a little bit by the romance. Oliver and Hadley are sweet together, guys.