Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday (2)

          This weeks topic for Top Ten Tuesday, a meme by The Broke and the Brookish, is top ten books that made you cry. 
          I don't cry a lot, except for books.  I will find myself tearing up at even the smallest things, as long as I'm alone.  The only exception to this was once I was reading in a class, and something made me cry.  I brushed the tears away before anyone could see me, but for someone like me who is pretty happy and a bit unemotional.  I am surprised how passionate and emotional I can get over a few words.

  1.         The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picolut-  This book is about a girl, Trixie who is raped.  It's so sad because no one believes her.  What really makes this book sad is that she's not the only character going through bad times.  It's everyone.  Jodi creates this web of depression that is very real.  I was crying through a lot in this book. 
  2.         Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher- Like the Tenth Circle there is a lot of sadness in this book, and everyone deals with it.  I loved this book because you almost felt like a friend trying to help the characters but having no idea what to do. 
  3.          The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton-  I don't think there was anyone that read this book that didn't cry at the end.  Is there a rule that classics have to have sad endings?
  4.          The Enemy by Charlie Higson-  I've been using this book a lot, but I really liked it.  There were some scenes that were really sad.  I cried real tears of heavy emotion. 
  5.           Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo- Two brothers are forced to enter WWI, and at the end...I cried.  This is a war book, you really get the war experience.
  6.           Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling- so much emotion Rowling poured into the last book.  It was so sad I was tearing up at things that happened in the previous books because of this.
  7.           Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews- This book is tragic and sad.  I felt so sorry for these children that were forced to grow up, but didn't know how.
  8.           Blue Noon by Scott Westerfield- This is the last book in the trilogy The Midnighters.  Westerfield's ending to the series is tragic, and I cried pretty bad at how things ended up.  This was the only thing that made me dislike the series.  
  9.           I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder- What this girl is going through is enough to make you cry, but the fact that her dead boyfriend haunts her and he is the only thing from keeping from spiraling into a depression it's so sad and creepy. 
I know I have cried for a lot more books, but they weren't rememberable.  Any good book can make me cry if there is emotion.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! How could I forget The Outsiders on my list?! I did a reread of it this past year and I cried so hard! What a great book! I REALLY want to read I Heart You, You Haunt Me so bad! Especially seeing it on your list here intrigues me!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week!