Books That Made You Cry

Little tears, big sobs. List the books that forced you to squeeze some out.
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1,447 books · 3,095 voters · list created June 23rd, 2009 by Kathryn (votes) .
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Kathryn 2222 books
102 friends
Vicky 604 books
2 friends
Jocardo 1561 books
183 friends
Logan 987 books
144 friends
Megan 170 books
64 friends
Dan 3391 books
2982 friends
sue 1059 books
21 friends
Jennifer 160 books
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message 1: by Jenn (new)

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


message 2: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Wow. That makes me want to cry :)


message 3: by Emma (new)

Emma The only two that I've ever really SOBBED with are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Book Thief.


message 4: by Raquel (new)

Raquel two words. Nicholas sparks. that man can make you break down in heaving sobs....


Nichole (DirrtyH) Only two books have ever made me cry, so I voted for those. Yes, Nicholas Sparks is among them.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Vulnerable by Amy Lane


message 7: by Mercedes (last edited Oct 11, 2009 12:20AM) (new)

Mercedes i can be a very sensitive person and this may sound a little funny but i started to cry a little during new moon by stephanie meyer b/c bella had a fight with jacob.


message 8: by Kathrynn (new)

Kathrynn "Love You Forever" does me in every time! No matter how many times I read it to my kids....

Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch


message 9: by Katie (new)

Katie Riddell I had to add the giving tree. Saddest book I can remember.


message 10: by ette (new)

ette I agree with The Giving Tree, and I would add A Day No Pigs Would Die. I had to read that in school, and it was really moving.


message 11: by Raquel (new)

Raquel oh! one more thing! "my sisters keeper" by jodi picoult


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

i'm a very sensitive person when it comes to movies and books! Alot of books have made me cry!


message 13: by Morgan (last edited Nov 27, 2009 09:42AM) (new)

Morgan F I've teared up in some books, but the only book that had me bawling was Walk Two Moons


message 14: by Locheneileen (new)

Locheneileen As a very young child, a book or short story, called "A Dog of Flanders" was heartbreaking to me, my parents were on a trip and I had my aunt and grandmother re read it to me, I guess hoping that the ending would change. It was part of a very large book of children's stories.


message 15: by Kristin (new)

Kristin oh dreamland and kissed by an angel made me break down and cry for the first times while reading a book.


message 16: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Why on earth isn't The Little Princess on this list??

Although I concur with the majority of these. A lot of these I've never heard of!


message 17: by Anjana (new)

Anjana A Thousand Splendid Suns by by Khaled Hosseini made me sob so hard. It's really sad and very painful.


message 18: by Maria-Isabel (new)

Maria-Isabel The only book that has made me cry is the adoration of jenna fox. A beautiful book.


message 19: by Imani ♥ ☮ (new)

 Imani ♥ ☮ The Outsiders, now that's a sad book. And so is the movie :(


message 20: by Sandy (new)

Sandy The Host, Thirteen Reasons Why, Kissed by an Angel and Shiver! ^^


message 21: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Nicholas Sparks can seriously make anyone cry :) every book of his that i have read so far, have had me in tears by the time im don ereading.


message 22: by Berni (new)

Berni Apologies, but Nicholas Sparks is too sappy to make my cry. I cried when I read aloud Of Mice and Men to my Grade 10's in class, they loved it and you could hear a pin drop when we finished it.

I cried when I read Charlotte's Web aloud in our minivan last summer as we drove to Seattle.

I cried when I read To Kill a Mockingbird the first time I taught it and every time after that, and I remember crying when I read Where the Red Fern Grows, as a child.

Too much crying!


message 23: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Seriously?? I had to read Of Mice and Men this past summer for my Honor's English class and it was the dumbest book i've ever read. Charlotte's Web is ok, and i have yet to read To Kill a Mockingbird, and Where the Red Fern Grows


message 24: by Angela (new)

Angela B Kathrynn wrote: ""Love You Forever" does me in every time! No matter how many times I read it to my kids....

Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch"


Use to make my mommy cry too...I don't have kids yet but I'm sure this is something I will have to read to them


message 25: by Jordan (new)

Jordan books have really only made me tear up; they've never actually made me cry, but have made me feel so sad.


message 26: by Jordan (last edited Apr 20, 2010 01:50PM) (new)

Jordan 'where the heart is' is sad and over and over it makes me think of what selfishness can do to people. it turned willy jack into an inconsiderate man who left novalee all alone in a city she'd never in her life been to.


message 27: by Laura (new)

Laura the road is one of the saddest books i've read.


message 28: by Susie (new)

Susie the twilight saga books have to be some of the worst ever written how they can make you cry is beyond! some books not on the list that have made me cry are Jonathan safran foerb Extremely loud and incredibly close amazing, The history of Love Nicole Krauss, Dry Augusten Burroughs, Lottery the fortunes and misfortunes of Perry L Crandall Patricia Wood. These books are not all the typical cliched stories such as the nicholas sparks books. They make you laugh too i recommend them all strongly. Also when I was younger I read a lot of Catherine Lim the Bondmaid that made me cry lots!


message 29: by Susie (new)

Susie Danielle wrote: "Seriously?? I had to read Of Mice and Men this past summer for my Honor's English class and it was the dumbest book i've ever read. Charlotte's Web is ok, and i have yet to read To Kill a Mockingbi..."
To kill a Mockingbird is one of the best books ever read and I cry everytime. Its one o the only books I can go back and re read! Atticus Finch is brilliant as was Gregory Peck even the film was brilliant!


message 30: by Maddie (new)

Maddie I haven't read many of these books, but some of them "are" sad.


message 31: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Jenn{OuR lAdY pEaCe LuVa!!!} wrote: "no book has EVER made me cry...."

how has a book never made you cry?! i love to read. i cried in New Moon, hunger games ( bc of little girl rue), breaking dawn,suzannes diary for nicholas. i cry in so many books. i cried in the mediator series book!


message 32: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Danielle wrote: "Seriously?? I had to read Of Mice and Men this past summer for my Honor's English class and it was the dumbest book i've ever read. Charlotte's Web is ok, and i have yet to read To Kill a Mockingbi..."

i heard wehere the red fern grows was really good. i didnt read that one in school. i read fever 1793 for teh battle of the books.


message 33: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Paulette wrote: "I agree with The Giving Tree, and I would add A Day No Pigs Would Die. I had to read that in school, and it was really moving."

a day no pigs would die. i love the tital. it was an amzing book! i read that in school as a class. all the girls started crying. what did you think about hussie and the weasel in that book? the was pretty upsetting.


message 34: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Morgan wrote: "I've teared up in some books, but the only book that had me bawling was Walk Two Moons"

i read that in 6th grade. im sorta going through same thing. no mother. havent seen her forever. but that was very sad.


message 35: by Jennifer (last edited Jul 02, 2010 10:09PM) (new)

Jennifer I've read Where The Red Fern Grows when i was a child, and i remember sobbing uncontrollably over the ending. I still do. The story is told through the simple innocent voice of a young boy and it is a greatly moving book about the deep bond and pure friendship between the boy and his hunting dogs. 5 stars freely given.


message 37: by Marcia (new)

Marcia It's the story of Liam Wallace, a praiseworthy and charismatic actor with a stunning but paradoxical career full of professional success and personal failures, returns to his native Scotland to attend a funeral after two long years being away. But going back is never easy. When he thinks he’s got control over his life after a dark period where he nearly reached rock bottom, he has to confront an event in his past which he has unsuccessfully tried to forget.

During the inevitable sleepless night on his return to Callander, his father gives him an old box. Someone has left him a manuscript. It’s his life story but the ending has not yet been written.

From this moment on, his life takes an unexpected turns of events and a race against time begins in order to make up for lost time and find the person who has entrusted him the difficult task of writing the ending of that story. Amy MacLeod. On his journey to achieve this goal, he has to face a grievous challenge and the sometimes ugly truth of the Hollywood game. But he also finds that behind all this destiny gives him a chance to get back the only woman who believed in him.

This book will make you experience all kinds of feelings. This new writer has been a great surprise. The story has meant so much to me that right now I can't concentrate on a new one because I'm still thinking in You Write the Ending.

Sorry, I forgot to mention that it's a spanish edition, I don't know if the one in english already exists. I hope so because this is a story that everybody might read.


message 38: by no (new)

no nono almost half of the books i read made me cry. I don't know why but I just sort of feel sad about the characters whenever they encounter struggles or something like that.
The books of nicholas Sparks made me cry like crazy. Specially the 'A Walk to Remember'. It is such a wonderful book. And you will really learn a lesson from it.


message 39: by Becky (new)

Becky Celine, I am sure You write the ending will make you cry as well. You won't be able to stop reading.


message 40: by Naomi (last edited Jul 18, 2010 01:36PM) (new)

Naomi the book thief made me cry so hard!!! but mostly i just cry from movies. i also cried when sirius died in harry potter. and at the end of the outsiders.


message 41: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Jodi Picoult & Nicholas Sparks.

Read "Harvesting the Heart" & "Handle with Care" My two favorites at the moment. Nicholas Sparks will always be "The Guardian."


message 42: by Naomi (new)

Naomi ooooh, i also cried at the end of my sisters keeper. THE BOOK, not the movie, which totally butchered it.


♫Rose4ever♫ ~ Katerina  Mikhailov  ~    (Team Dimitri/Gale/Jace) i gotta say nicholas sparks writes the saddest stories sometimmes. i put ten books.. man i am sensitive


message 44: by ɐzzıɹʞ (new)

ɐzzıɹʞ yeah, Nicholas Sparks books made me cry. theyre just so sad.
The book thief, too!!
and harry potter


message 45: by Rose (new)

Rose The last few Harry Potter books definitely made me cry! Why did everyone have to die?! I was bawling at Harry's Sacrifice in Deathly Hallows... until I realized there was more to the book XD

Bridge to Terebithia made me so sad. So did My Sister's Keeper. :'(

The Giver was sad, too. I cried reading this one, it's such a great book though.

I'm sorry, but the only reason I cried at The Twilight Saga was at the very end, for all the time I wasted reading that crap.

Night made me teary-eyed. We read this in school, though, so I held myself back (I'm good at that).

A lot of these I haven't read, though.


message 46: by Pia (new)

Pia Diaz I definitely cry with the last Harry Potter books!!!


message 47: by Indiana (new)

Indiana Sing Me To Sleep should be in this list. Iy has been the only book that made me cry.


message 48: by Mina^_^ (new)

Mina^_^ All the ones on my list I cried on..They should put Betrayed by P.C. Cast when Zoey witnesses Stevie Rae dying i cried my eyes out..


message 49: by SilverForrest (new)

SilverForrest Teryn wrote: "i'm a very sensitive person when it comes to movies and books! Alot of books have made me cry!"

Agreed!


message 50: by Monrose (new)

Monrose can't stop crying. lovely list


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