Books that made you cry!
We have all read books that have brought tears to our eyes... sometimes we even seek them out!
1 Harry Potter and the Deathl...
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2 My Sister's Keeper
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3 Bridge to Terabithia
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4 Harry Potter and the Half-B...
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5 Where the Red Fern Grows
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6 The Book Thief
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7 The Notebook (The Notebook,...
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8 The Fault in Our Stars
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9 A Walk to Remember
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10 Harry Potter and the Order ...
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11 The Time Traveler's Wife
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12 Marley and Me: Life and Lov...
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13 Mockingjay (The Hunger Game...
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14 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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15 The Lovely Bones
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16 The Kite Runner
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17 Charlotte's Web
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18 A Child Called "It"
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19 The Diary of a Young Girl
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20 New Moon (Twilight, #2)
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21 To Kill a Mockingbird
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22 The Last Song
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23 Of Mice and Men
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24 The Host (The Host, #1)
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25 Flowers for Algernon
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26 A Thousand Splendid Suns
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27 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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28 Little Women (Little Women,...
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29 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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30 Dear John
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31 The Velveteen Rabbit
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32 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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33 The Giving Tree
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34 The Five People You Meet in...
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35 Thirteen Reasons Why
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36 P.S. I Love You
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37 Old Yeller (Old Yeller, #1)
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38 Love You Forever
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39 The Outsiders
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40 Tuesdays with Morrie
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41 Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academ...
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42 The Little Prince
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43 The Perks of Being a Wallfl...
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44 If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
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45 Romeo and Juliet
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46 Les Misérables
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47 Gone with the Wind
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48 Harry Potter and the Goblet...
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49 Looking for Alaska
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50 Jane Eyre
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51 Water for Elephants
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52 Speak
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53 Black Beauty
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54 The Giver (The Giver #1)
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55 The Help
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56 The Art of Racing in the Rain
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57 The Road
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58 The Last Lecture
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59 The Amber Spyglass (His Dar...
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60 Nineteen Minutes
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61 The Secret Life of Bees
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62 Before I Die
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63 Wuthering Heights
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64 Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
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65 Atonement
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66 The Color Purple
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67 The Return of the King (The...
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68 Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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69 Walk Two Moons
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70 Before I Fall
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71 The Joy Luck Club
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72 The Pact
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73 Angela's Ashes (Frank McCou...
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74 Never Let Me Go
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75 Fried Green Tomatoes at the...
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76 Watership Down
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77 The Secret Garden
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78 The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma ...
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79 A Little Princess
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80 The Shack: Where Tragedy Co...
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81 A Prayer for Owen Meany
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82 Love Story (Love Story, #1)
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83 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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84 The Bridges of Madison County
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85 Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy...
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86 Dewey: The Small-Town Libra...
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87 Forbidden
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88 Cold Mountain
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89 The Miraculous Journey of E...
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90 The Grapes of Wrath
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91 Sophie's Choice
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92 Nights in Rodanthe
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93 Tess of the d'Urbervilles
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94 The Green Mile
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95 The Glass Castle
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96 Peter Pan
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97 The Thorn Birds
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98 Message in a Bottle
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99 White Oleander
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100 One Day
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message 5: by Jenn (new)

Jenn no book has EVER made me cry....


message 6: by Marj (new)

Marj Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


message 7: by Booklover (new)

Booklover Priscilla Bailey: A Story of the Great Depression Really sad book in some ways, but the ending is great. Like the Grapes of Wrath in some ways, but a much quicker read.


message 8: by Sami (last edited Jul 26, 2009 09:46AM) (new)

Sami a lot of my favorite books are on this list. . . the book thief, of mice and men, the amber spyglass, they're all great reads


message 9: by Selma (new)

Selma notre dame de paris
new moon, when bella says " i know it, i know that i was dreaming"



message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Jenn{ bLiNk 182 LuVa!!!!} wrote: "no book has EVER made me cry...."

Read My Sisters Keeper......you will cry! Have you read Dewey, The Library Cat? I rarely cry but these got me.




message 11: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Only two books have I shed tears over: Watership Down, and the last chapter of The House at Pooh Corner.....as an adult, I mean, but being an American male, I have many inward tears I withold, to the point where I compromise perception of my own feelings, so....I clicked on a few titles above by way of confession.


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Two of these books - "Charlotte's Web" and "The Witch Next Door" - involved crying at age 4 when they were read to me. (The first case sadness, the second case, fear.) As an adult I hardly ever cry at books. Or laugh audibly either, for that matter. I voted for "The Road" because if I'd been reading it in private I might have let the tears flow, but I was on the subway so I just sniffled very subtly as if my nose was bothering me.


ღ Carol jinx~☆~ Thom wrote: "Only two books have I shed tears over: Watership Down, and the last chapter of The House at Pooh Corner.....as an adult, I mean, but being an American male, I have many inward tears I withold, to t..."

I cried in it too. My Father-in-law gave it to me and I thought hmmm a book about rabbits--not so but so good.



message 14: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Canary wrote: "Thom wrote: "Only two books have I shed tears over: Watership Down, and the last chapter of The House at Pooh Corner.....as an adult, I mean, but being an American male, I have many inward tears I ..."
The last chapter of Pooh Corner is the story of Christopher Robin explaining to Pooh that the time may come ....when he has to leave all these friends behind, of course, but he doesn't spell it out. I cried only after I reread this book sometime when my first child was leaving for college....a personal thing, no doubt.



message 15: by May (new)

May Bee Well, not all of these made me cry. =|


message 16: by Adam (last edited Nov 09, 2009 01:42PM) (new)

Adam The Hunger Games, Bridge To Teribithia, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Catching Fire, The Giver, The Velveteen Rabbit,The Last Olympian, Charlottes Web, Fever 1793, and The Vampires Assistant (only the last three chapters on that one)


message 17: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Okay, I'm a crier, a lot of books have made me cry and I can't even begin to put them in order, but top of the list are The Road, and Say Goodnight, Gracie. I was a teenager the first time I read the last one so I cried really easily throughout almost the entire book.


message 18: by Adam (new)

Adam New Moon, really? Dramatic much teenage girls? ugh if u voted on that u r so low life.


message 19: by Phoenix81 (new)

Phoenix81 i cried whenever i read Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott. Especially the part where Beth died.


message 21: by Arlene (last edited Jan 09, 2010 09:26PM) (new)

Arlene Most books of Lurlene McDaniel make one cry, well me. I really Love her books, I hope you could also give her a try, I mean in reading.


message 22: by Erik (new)

Erik If Les Miserables can't make you cry, then there's not a damn thing that would.


Beth (FebruaryFilly) Right from Wrong  A Novel by Cindy BonnerRight from Wrong by Cindy Bonner


message 24: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Any book that involves an animal makes me cry...Sounder, Old Yeller, Black Beauty, Marley and Me, etc. Where the Red Fern Grows was downright brutal.


Devan, Sarcasm Expert Hardly any book has made me cry so most of the books I picked were one's I thought I should have cried to. So yhea I have no soul. But if you want a book to cry to then I recommend Flowers for Algernon. I remember reading it in class and at the end I was about to start weeping. I only teared up a little but still it was a very sad book.


message 26: by EMi (new)

EMi the only two books that have EVER made me cry were the book thief and harry potter and the deathly hallows.


message 27: by Victoria (new)

Victoria where the red fern grows is one of the saddest books i have ever read but i love it


message 28: by Val (new)

Val Wilkerson Winter Garden Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah made me cry.....but what a great story


message 29: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Nobody cried at the end of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? Impossible.


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Booklover wrote: "Priscilla Bailey: A Story of the Great Depression Really sad book in some ways, but the ending is great. Like the Grapes of Wrath in some ways, but a much quicker read."

You might like The Time It Never Rained by Elmer Kelton. I don't recall crying but then I don't cry easy. Its very sad about the depression in west Texas.


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Elizabeth wrote: "the only two books that have EVER made me cry were the book thief and harry potter and the deathly hallows."

I cried over Hedwig!!!!


message 32: by Alex (new)

Alex I have never cried more in a book then in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. When Johnny died I was crying like crazy, blowing my nose, the whole nine yards. It was the most I've ever cried in a book, until I reached the last ten or fifteen pages where I just lost it. I was just sobbing hysterically at that point...Really, really great book though. One of the best.


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Adam wrote: "New Moon, really? Dramatic much teenage girls? ugh if u voted on that u r so low life."

it's so true. and why would you cry during harry potter? none of these books made me cry except little women.


message 34: by [deleted user] (last edited May 02, 2010 08:21PM) (new)

Erik wrote: "If Les Miserables can't make you cry, then there's not a damn thing that would."

That is so true! I think I've cried more at Les Mis than anything else I've read. I was a bit hysterical, to be honest.
A lot of my friends say that if you cry that much at a book, it's too sad, but I love it. I have to hold anything that makes me feel so strongly in high regard.

Also...
While I'm certainly not a fan of the Twilight Saga, I think it's quite out of line to call someone who cried at it, "so low life". If someone feels strongly enough to cry, they should cry. Emotions are emotions--they don't usually follow logic.


message 35: by Imani ♥ ☮ (new)

 Imani ♥ ☮ Go, Ask Alice wasn't sad, just really stupid.


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Victoria wrote: "where the red fern grows is one of the saddest books i have ever read but i love it"

Yes, I agree! I am more prone to cry over animals I guess.


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Lida and Jamie wrote: "Erik wrote: "If Les Miserables can't make you cry, then there's not a damn thing that would."

That is so true! I think I've cried more at Les Mis than anything else I've read. I was a bit hyster..."


Thanks Lide and Jamie for those kind words about the Twilight Saga. I don't know why so many literary snobs feel the need to trash it. That Shakespeare quote comes to my mind which I rarely quote correctly, "Madame, methinks thou doth protest too much." There is some reason WHY THEY YELL AND CARRY ON SO MUCH!


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Elizabeth wrote: "the only two books that have EVER made me cry were the book thief and harry potter and the deathly hallows."

I cried over Hedwig!! Which book was that? The last one?


message 39: by [deleted user] (last edited May 10, 2010 07:35AM) (new)

Alice wrote: "I don't know why so many literary snobs feel the need to trash it. That Shakespeare quote comes to my mind which I rarely quote correctly, "Madame, methinks thou doth protest too much." There is some reason WHY THEY YELL AND CARRY ON SO MUCH!"

Haha! I think the reason they rant about Twilight so much is because it's such a popular thing and people feel the need to get their opinion out there. But I think it's one thing to give a clear reason for why you don't think Twilight is good, and quite another to actually insult the people who read and enjoyed it!


message 40: by Andrew (last edited May 12, 2010 07:56PM) (new)

Andrew For a week or so after reading 'Til the Boys come Home I felt a wave of depression every time I thought of it.


message 41: by Jean (new)

Jean I cry so easily that I'd rather look for a "Books that didn't make me cry" list.


message 42: by Faride (new)

Faride I cry for non of them!


message 43: by Chrismelle (new)

Chrismelle Castillo A child called, it has had to be the saddest book i have ever read, and best at that i couldnt keep my hands off it WHILE my sisters keeper (THEMOVIE) Had me crying like a baby i seen it about 5 times and i manage to cry every single time I LOVE IT. and NIGHT is my favorite book of all time :)


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

I also cried in My Sister's Keeper but I won't see it again. I thought the movie ending was more realistic than the book.


message 45: by Maya (new)

Maya Fang by James Patterson!


message 46: by Laina (new)

Laina I totally agree Fang leaving in Fang by James Patterson was heartbreaking! Especially after reading his letter to max at the end, i was tearing up.


message 47: by Alix (new)

Alix The saddest ook I have ever read was not on this list :S
It is the Sweet Far Thing By Libba Bray,
Even thinking of it makes me tear up abit :(


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

I can't even understand why harry potter books are there??
and breaking dawn?!
the only books that makes me cry are Nicholas Saprks's books...
the guy got serious problems ,if you know whta i mean.
and Shiver in the last part.


message 49: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth KC wrote: "Adam wrote: "New Moon, really? Dramatic much teenage girls? ugh if u voted on that u r so low life."

it's so true. and why would you cry during harry potter? none of these books made me cry exce..."


Some people cried in the Deathly Hollows because so many people died. I personally wasn't one of them, but I can see where they were coming from


message 50: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Siju wrote: "I can't even understand why harry potter books are there??
and breaking dawn?!
the only books that makes me cry are Nicholas Saprks's books...
the guy got serious problems ,if you know whta i me..."


OMG I cried during Breaking Dawn because I thought everyone was going to die, but once I was done, I started slapping myself in the face for wasting valuable tears. The book was not worth it.


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