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book tears

this is part of the fun meme ,TGIF, hosted by Ginger at GReads! (which is a pretty great blog, if i do say so myself). each friday she hosts a question that the literary lovers in the world can ponder.  this week, the lovely Ginger asks:

Do you get emotional when you read? 
Which books had you in tears?

it should be a surprise to NO ONE that i cried during each of the Chaos Walking Trilogy books. i'm arguably their biggest fangirl, and the emotional depth with the characters is certainly a contributing factor in that adoration. Todd is vulnerable and transparent, which allows you to connect with him instantly. he tries to be a tough guy and is on his way to becoming a man...but he's not there when you first meet him. seriously, if you have not read The Knife of Never Letting Go, DO IT.

other tearjerkers i've read are The Harry Potter Series (DUH), The Red Tent, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, How I Live Now, If I Stay, The Kite Runner, and A Swift Pure Cry. what all of these have in common is their believable characters that go through some serious stuff. 

any author that can create a character you care about so deeply that you emotionally attach to their story in a way that makes it un-put-downable OR heartwrenching OR consistently laugh-out-loud funny has created a book that is well worth the read.  those are the stories you keep with you and recommend to people. those are the books you buy multiple copies of, just so you can loan them out to people and hope that they love it so much they want to give it to someone else too! 

those are the books i fall in love with.  those are the characters i keep in my heart.

in short, i get emotional when i read when the characters are worth my investment. and more often than not, they totally are.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I must read If I Stay! It's on everyone's list of book tears.


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