Favorite Tear Jerker Book

  • jkwbb004

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    Aug 21, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    I love tear jerker books. I dont know why but I always love when a book can make me cry. So my question to you guys is....What is your favorite Tear Jerker Book?


    Mine is hands down The Art of Racing In The Rain. Gets me everytime!
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home are both books that were moving enough to make me cry. It also doesn't hurt that they're exquisitely written.
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:42 AM GMT
    I never used to read much until this year, but before this I thought that Still Alice was a sad book. It made me become afraid of the future.
  • dfrourke

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    Aug 21, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    I was bawling at the end of Marley and Me...eeeks...that was a rough last 2-3 chapters...

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    Aug 21, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
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  • tyler_helm

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    Aug 21, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    Hands down is "Where the Red Fern Grows". I know it was a movie but I read the book a few years back and made me cry. Sent it to my Brother who called and yelled at me for making him cry. So I laughed. That book made me laugh and cry. Quality book.
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I think "where the red fern grows" is the only book that has made me cry.
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    "Strumpett City" - James Plunkett

    "A Fine Balance" - Rohinton Mistry

    Not a book, a short story in the New Yorker, but I was still weepy at the end...
    "Brokeback Mountain" - Annie Proulx

  • BttmStud4Stud

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    Aug 21, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    Not sure if its supposed to be a tear jerker but I always end up really sad everytime I read A Seperate Peace
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Three Weeks With My Brother, by Nicolas Sparks. Saddest shit ever.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 21, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    Two books recently had me weeping:
    'Captain Corelli`s Mandolin'.Louis de Bierneres
    'Earthly Joys'.Phillipa Gregory.
  • dc415

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    Aug 21, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    i think i cried at the end of all seven harry potter books...
  • stee99

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    Aug 21, 2011 6:55 AM GMT
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    Aug 21, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    tyler_helm saidHands down is "Where the Red Fern Grows". I know it was a movie but I read the book a few years back and made me cry.


    Same here. I went through a huge "boy and his dog(s)" phase (did anyone else here?). Read every Jim Kjelgaard book I could get my hands on, but none of them got to me like WTRFG.

    Another one that set me off so badly that my dad actually came in to see WTF was wrong was Of Mice and Men. The end of that wrecked me psychologically (I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't read it).

    The only book I remember crying over in recent years is The Time Traveler's Wife. I've been mindfucked by quite a few more, but I don't think any tears got shed except for that one. But boy, did it do a number on me.
  • ursa_minor

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    Aug 21, 2011 10:40 AM GMT
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
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    Aug 21, 2011 11:13 AM GMT
    I have only read one book that I allowed to get me physically emotional. That was Marley & Me.
    Hands down the BEST and worst I have ever read. Absolutely thrilled to have read it. Can relate to it so much. icon_biggrin.gif
    At the same time sorry I read it because I can relate to so much. icon_cry.gif
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  • calibro

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    Aug 21, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    at swim, two boys
    how green was my valley
  • jkwbb004

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    Aug 22, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    I forgot one. The book And You Invited Me In. AMAZING BOOK!!

    Heres a Summary...

    When Alex Marshall left his stifling small town behind, he felt freedom for the first time in his life. Rejected by his conservative Christian hometown for his homosexuality, Alex becomes a successful lawyer, active in the gay community and committed to his partner, Scott. But tragedy strikes in the form of AIDS, as it rips away Alex's dignity and crushes his body. He is near the end of his life.

    Annie Whitley, Alex's sister, is faced with a difficult choice when a call from Alex comes out of the blue. Should she travel to care for her estranged brother -- who represents the lifestyle she's been taught to hate and fear -- or stay away, deny him, and follow what the town demands? Choosing Alex, she begins to see how her decision impacts the entire community.

    And You Invited Me In addresses the moral dilemma that many face: how can people accept or even tolerate a way of life so different from anything they have been taught to believe is acceptable? This interwoven tale speaks of love, compassion, and true belief, as a family reconciles and a town comes to understand the truth of its faith, and is resonant with the hymn of equality.
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    Aug 22, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    Dry was truly a great read. I just finished Middlesex by Stephanides and was deeply moved through most of its passages. City of Thieves by Benioff really got me at the end as well.
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    Aug 22, 2011 8:57 AM GMT
    Bryce Courtenay's 'April Fool's Day' had me really getting the waterworks going towards the end. It's a stunningly beautiful and sad true story of how his son died of AIDS-related illness.

    The only other book I've really gotten teary about that I'm willing to admit is Marcus Zusak's 'Book Thief'.
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:26 AM GMT
    Love Story by Erich Segal - I was crying my eyes out by the time book ended.
    A Painted House by John Grisham - More than tear jerker it was an emotional experience
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    Aug 22, 2011 11:53 AM GMT
    tyler_helm saidHands down is "Where the Red Fern Grows". I know it was a movie but I read the book a few years back and made me cry. Sent it to my Brother who called and yelled at me for making him cry. So I laughed. That book made me laugh and cry. Quality book.


    Totally agree. Cried like a baby. Then went back to read it again and cried all over again.
  • Charged4life

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    Nov 08, 2011 7:49 AM GMT
    For some reason, Flowers for Algernon really had me grieving for the pain of those who are most vulnerable. A really heart wrenching book.
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    Nov 08, 2011 8:20 AM GMT
    The Book Thief...agh, my heart!
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    Nov 08, 2011 8:23 AM GMT
    For me it's "Night," by Elie Wiesel...even as an immature high school sophomore, I had to put the book down after so many pages because it is SO sad. It's also based on the author's actual experiences during the Holocaust. It's a short book but it's super powerful.