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what book did you engage with so much that it made you cry?

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BBBee Fri 01-Aug-08 09:10:26

sometimes you feel like the author is tugging at your heart strings for no reason and then other times they just really get you.

sophiewd Fri 01-Aug-08 09:14:01

Paula - Isabelle Allende, blubbed like a baby at the end.

SirDigbyChickenCaesar Fri 01-Aug-08 09:15:16

time travellers wife. in my defence i was pregnant and hormonal though

francagoestohollywood Fri 01-Aug-08 09:23:19

We need to talk about Kevin shock

La Storia by Elsa Morante, and various other Italian novels.

ipanemagirl Fri 01-Aug-08 09:23:29

I can't think of one which made me cry but I'm sure there have been ones which have!

But the book which had such a great moment in it that I nearly fell out of bed was 'Fingersmith' Sarah Waters. I thought that was a great great read.

Scariest book was 'The woman in black' Susan Hill.

Backgammon Fri 01-Aug-08 09:33:50

The last page in To Kill a Mockingbird always makes me cry.

ViolentFemme Fri 01-Aug-08 09:54:57

We need to talk about Kevin, here too.

GordonBrownKickingHisHeels Fri 01-Aug-08 09:57:09

the poisonwood bible - amazing book.

i make no apologies for getting choked up at the time travellers wife.

NotDoingTheHousework Fri 01-Aug-08 10:02:27

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falcon Fri 01-Aug-08 13:33:54

The Book Thief.sad

ButterflyMcQueen Fri 01-Aug-08 13:34:57

peppermint pig nina bawden

Iklboo Fri 01-Aug-08 13:43:14

To Kill a Mockingbird (every time)
The Green Mile (every time)

MrsRecycle Fri 01-Aug-08 13:49:17

My Sisters Keeper - Judy Pinochet, cried so much dh thought something serious had happened.

DoubleBluff Fri 01-Aug-08 13:50:22

Mockinbird ( always)
and Time travellers wife - have yet to re read

Cies Fri 01-Aug-08 13:52:05

I cry at so many books. I am an official blubber. Maybe the most recent on the list is The Time Traveller's Wife, but it really doesn't take much to get me sobbing. grin

EffiePerine Fri 01-Aug-08 13:54:49

too many to count <easy tears>

castlesintheair Fri 01-Aug-08 13:56:56

I sobbed the first time I finished reading The Mayor of Casterbridge

rosealbie Fri 01-Aug-08 13:58:45

Once in a house on fire by Andrea Ashworth

funnypeculiar Fri 01-Aug-08 14:02:02

but the last chapter of The Amber Spyglass (Phillip Pullman Northern Light trilogy) made me cry so much i could hardly see the book ...had to put it down and come back later.
Sobbed my heart out at the theatre when they did it at the NT (?) too...

Badgermoose Fri 01-Aug-08 14:02:23

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. Also, and very feebly several of my children's books and don't even have any hormonal excuse

edam Fri 01-Aug-08 14:09:24

Re-read the Railway Children recently (found my childhood copy and couldn't resist) and I blubbed almost all the way through it. Much more poignant seen through adult eyes.

anotherbadnight Fri 01-Aug-08 14:10:21

loads and loads - but I remember really crying a lot when I'd finished the God of Small Things years ago. Must re-read that ...

jamescagney Fri 01-Aug-08 14:12:41

Wuthering Heights , just even thinking about Cathy and Heathcliff's graves and the wind moving through the harebells sets me off. was sad on July 30 as it was Emily Bronte's b-day.!

hertsnessex Fri 01-Aug-08 14:22:11

Fridays Child By Ben Palmer.

Dragonbutter Fri 01-Aug-08 14:24:52

second vote for the poisonwood bible.
but i cried for a week after i read small island and brick lane. (might have been the hormones)

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