I don’t cry often because of books. I think I’ve only ever cried about six books. Those books mean something special to me now, because they were so emotional. so today, I want to talk about and recommend them to you!
As I can’t possibly rank these books, I’ll make this list in the order that I read them.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The first book on this list is one of the most well-known YA books out there, along with The Hunger Games and Twilight. I’m one of the many people who really liked it. It impacted me really hard. Especially because I read it a few years ago when my grandmother had just passed away from cancer. I remember sitting in my bed and sobbing. The book is even damaged because of my tears. I have read it twice and I’ve watched the film twice too and all four times I cried.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is another well-know and well-loved book. For those of you who don’t know, this story is about a German girl and her family during WWII whilst they harbour a Jewish man. The special thing is that it is narrated by death. I really liked that as it was so different and it really made me think. The main thing that was so emotional in this book was the ending, but obviously I wont spoil it for you. Just know that tears where rolling down my face, but I didn’t want to stop reading in order to wipe them off. The story was just so good.
Numbers by Rachel Ward
It’s very likely you have never heard of this book as it’s not very popular. I didn’t know about it untill I got it as a Christmas present last year. It’s about a girl who can see when someone is going to die when she looks into their eyes. It involves a terrorist attack and a love interest with a very close death. To be honest I didn’t really like the largest chunk of this book. It was boring at times, but the last 50 or so pages changed that completely. I didn’t realize I had grown attached to these characters untill I read the ending and I sat there crying.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This is the only book on this list that didn’t make me cry. I’m still including it though, because it was very emotional. The main reason I didn’t shed I tear is that I was interrupted often while reading and thus pulled out of the story frequently. Still, it made me sad. It made me choke up. It made me angry because of the injustice towards the characters. It made me laugh. In short, it made me feel a lot of things and I highly recommend it. For those of you who don’t know, this is a story about a teenage black girl whose friend is shot by a police man before her eyes and how she deals with it. It talks about racism, police brutality, finding your voice, speaking up when you need to, fitting in, etc. It’s a very important book!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
(Almost) everyone cries when they read this book. How can you not? Sometimes I think this story is meant to be a tear-jerker. The story is about a young boy dealing with his mother dying. At night, he is visited by a monster. The monster exceeded my expectations. It was very well-written. The ending was so emotional and it made me sob. I remember the pile of tissues I had on my bedside-table.
Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
This book was a very pleasant surprise. I hadn’t heard a lot of people talking about it, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I ended up LOVING it. This is such an amazing book and it deserves so much more recognition. I don’t want to tell you too much, because you can consider a lot of things spoilers when it comes to this book. Just know that it involves quirky and diverse characters (e.g. the MC has Moebius Syndrome), a romance and a murder mystery. The writing style is beautiful. It was very emotional too, I cried several times. In conclusion, GO READ THIS!
That’s all for this list! I hope you enjoyed this post and that you got some recommendations! Thanks for reading. See you next time!