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message 1: by Azka (new)

Azka | 11 comments Which book(s) broke your heart and left you in a mess?

For me:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
Daughter of the Forest Julliet Marillier
Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck


message 2: by Uzair (last edited Jun 18, 2016 02:02AM) (new)

Uzair | 1092 comments Well i'm only 12 but i've read a few of those:
(This is in no particular order)
Dying of the Light,Skullduggery pleasent #9
The Reckoning,The Books of Beginning #3
Toby Alone
The whole Wondla Trilogy
*EDIT*
Oh yeah also the book theif


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 17, 2016 10:33AM) (new)

There are a few.. I can't remember the ones that broke my heart in recent years. But in my teens I was moved to tears by 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry and 'The day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham. God... those 2 stories were really depressing at points.
I'll comment more when I remember other books that depressed me a lot.


message 4: by Sara (new)

Sara Saif | 630 comments Amar Bail by Umera Ahmed
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseni
I have to check for more.


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 17, 2016 11:28AM) (new)

The Long Walk by Stephen King/Richard Bachman. Damn!!!! That book was DARK! It's about a race. 100 young boys leave the starting line together. Their are many rules of the race, all of which are aimed at keeping the boys just walking and walking. Any boy who stops or becomes too slow is given a warning. 4 warnings and (view spoiler). The last boy remaining is the winner of the race and the grand prize. I've read it a few times over the years. Damn, heartbreaking is too good a word for this bleak book.


message 6: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
The room dont remember the writer.
Fault in our stars by jhon green
Wuthering heights.
Moth Smoke

I have more names done remember them now :p


message 7: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dooma


message 8: by Waqar (new)

Waqar Ahmed (waqar144) | 174 comments Wuthering Heights
The mayor of casterbridge


message 9: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
yes. the mayer of casterbridge was heartbreaking. I love that book.


message 10: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsi
To kill a mockingbird
Women at Point Zero by Nawal Al Sadvi
Gone with the wind
Joys of motherhood forgot the writer name.
So long a Letter by Mariama ba
Scarlett song by Mariama Ba.


message 11: by Awesome (new)

Awesome Momi | 412 comments ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES
BOOK THIEF


message 12: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
Book theif is good.


message 13: by petal (new)

petal agaricfrost (petalagaricfrost) | 9 comments the last song by nicholas sparks
a walk to remember by nicholas sparks
the fault in our stars by john green
me before you by jojo moyes


message 14: by Amna (new)

Amna  (devilishpisho) | 3288 comments A thousand splendid sons
The fault in our stars
Wuthering heights
All the bright places
A thousand boy kisses


message 15: by Seher Alvi (last edited Jun 17, 2016 07:31PM) (new)

Seher Alvi | 1131 comments For me that book is
Forty rules of love by Elif Shafak , the kite runner by Khalid Husseni
And many others I can't remember right now


message 16: by Osama (new)

Osama (0042) | 257 comments Okay, so major spoilers for Frank Herbert's Dune if you haven't read it:


In the chapter, the Scholar's Tale (view spoiler) It is one of the most heartrending things I've ever read in fiction.


message 17: by Osama (new)

Osama (0042) | 257 comments Asad wrote: "The Long Walk by Stephen King/Richard Bachman. Damn!!!! That book was DARK! It's about a race. 100 young boys leave the starting line together. Their are many rules of the race, all of which are ai..."

The Bachman period of King's writing was all so magnificently dark.


message 18: by Jogi (new)

Jogi Badmaash (recantrecantrecant) | 540 comments The Valkyries - Paulo Coelho : It was so bad it almost broke my heart.

That's it. I don't read stories for that reason: they suck.


message 19: by Muhammad (new)

Muhammad Ahsen Tahiri (ahsentahiri) | 201 comments I am a bold boy, try my best to avoid letting me driven away by emotions for long (hard to explain). I hate romantic movies. But still when it comes to read, I like written emotions a lot (hard to explain why :) )

Memoirs of a Geisha
The Book Thief
A Thousand Splendid Sun
The Kite Runner
Almost all True Tales in "Sarguzisht"... and so on


message 20: by Azka (new)

Azka | 11 comments Maira wrote: "The room dont remember the writer.
Fault in our stars by jhon green
Wuthering heights.
Moth Smoke

I have more names done remember them now :p"


Are you talking about Room by Emma Donoghue? It has a movie adaptation too and i guess it won the Academy award too.


message 21: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
yes Azka that's the one. it is an amazing book.


message 22: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha | 975 comments I've yet to encounter a book that has made me cry or broken my heart. I'm not exactly fond of emotionally manipulative stories. Is that weird?!


message 23: by Azka (new)

Azka | 11 comments Ayesha wrote: "I've yet to encounter a book that has made me cry or broken my heart. I'm not exactly fond of emotionally manipulative stories. Is that weird?!"

What! Never? Hmm...... i have an exactly opposite nature in this matter. I love emotionally manipulative books. And movies too.


message 24: by Sara (new)

Sara Saif | 630 comments Man-o-Salwa, also by Umera Ahmed. Pretty much anything she writes is guaranteed to make you either bezar or depressed or hearbroken. Quite possibly all three.


message 25: by Seher Alvi (new)

Seher Alvi | 1131 comments In Amar Bail , on death of Umar :( I cried


message 26: by Seher Alvi (new)

Seher Alvi | 1131 comments Sara wrote: "Man-o-Salwa, also by Umera Ahmed. Pretty much anything she writes is guaranteed to make you either bezar or depressed or hearbroken. Quite possibly all three."

True :'(


message 27: by Sara (new)

Sara Saif | 630 comments I didn't cry but it was close.


message 28: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
I like books that are able to entice an emotional reaction from the reader. Warna book parhne ka mazza nai atta :p


message 29: by Seher Alvi (new)

Seher Alvi | 1131 comments Maira wrote: "I like books that are able to entice an emotional reaction from the reader. Warna book parhne ka mazza nai atta :p"

Exactly Maira :D emotional attachment with the book is necessary so choose book wisely :)


message 30: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
Seher yes exactly. I remember reading Beloved by Toni Morrison and the horror I felt when I read it was because of the emotional investment of the writer in it. what we feel is the crux of what the writer wanted you to feel when they write a novel. so I think its there in every novel or piece of literature you read. It just needs to be explored.


message 31: by Uzair (last edited Jun 18, 2016 09:28AM) (new)

Uzair | 1092 comments @Maira
I've read certain books that i get so attached to and it's like i'm living the whole story andeven when i find a mich beyter book thats less thought provoking i don't even rate it 5


message 32: by Lara (new)

Lara Zuberi (larazuberi) | 570 comments I need some heartbreak to remember a book. And I like remembering a book.
Contemporary books that broke my heart,

Kite Runner
Book Thief
Cutting for Stone


message 33: by Sundus (new)

Sundus (sundus_7) | 455 comments Amar Bail by Umera Ahmed
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Mayor Of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
La Hasil by Umers Ahmed

And so many more which i don't remember at the moment.


message 34: by Feyzan (new)

Feyzan - The Raven Boy (ravenboy) | 54 comments The fault in our stars.
Bird box (not because it was emotional or heartbreaking, but because it was terrifying.)
When breath becomes air.
Never let me go.
Girl at the war


message 35: by Awesome (new)

Awesome Momi | 412 comments @SUNDUS,amer bel is an awsum book..i cant really read urdu,boks so havent read it,plus am a sucker fpr hapy,endings n simply hate tragedy*sighs*
amer bel's ending is simply HEARTBREAKIN;(
this book is npw in englush version too...


message 36: by Sundus (new)

Sundus (sundus_7) | 455 comments @Awesome, it is definitely an awesome and heart wrenching book*the feels*. Yes i know most famous urdu novels are in english version too.
Ummm, if you haven't read it how do you know the ending?


message 37: by Awesome (new)

Awesome Momi | 412 comments My friend told me..she has been pushing me to ginger that book ;)
Like,I know the whole story of the book;-)


message 38: by Maira (new)

Maira | 5852 comments Mod
Awesome wrote: "@SUNDUS,amer bel is an awsum book..i cant really read urdu,boks so havent read it,plus am a sucker fpr hapy,endings n simply hate tragedy*sighs*
amer bel's ending is simply HEARTBREAKIN;(
this book..."


I couldn't make myself read that book becasue i knew the ending is extremely tragic and heartbreaking. I have ther book at home but still can't read it.


message 39: by Seher Alvi (last edited Jun 21, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Seher Alvi | 1131 comments Guess what There is Amar Bail in my hands right now , and I couldn't supress the urge to read it agaiiiinnn :@:D :D


message 40: by Sara (new)

Sara Saif | 630 comments Oh my! I have wanted to for a while now but I just can't!


message 41: by zoe (new)

zoe | 266 comments Amar Bail of course :D
The Kite Runner (I broke my heart so much I still haven't finished it.)
Me Before You.
TFIOS
Crow's row


message 42: by Sundus (last edited Jun 21, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

Sundus (sundus_7) | 455 comments @Awesome.. I guessed that :D
Though i also knew the ending but couldn't resist the urge to read.


message 43: by Imtiaz (new)

Imtiaz (imto123) | 9 comments 13 Reasons Why By Jay Asher (Awsome And Heartbreaking Story )
It End With Us by Colleen Hoover
Love Letter To The Dead


message 44: by Nigham (new)

Nigham | 4018 comments The Fault In Our Stars
It End With Us
PS I Love You
Me Before You

Mata e Jaan hy Tu by Farhat Ishtiaq (Urdu)


message 45: by Nigham (new)

Nigham | 4018 comments Muhammad wrote: "Well i'm only 12 but i've read a few of those:
(This is in no particular order)
Dying of the Light,Skullduggery pleasent #9
The Reckoning,The Books of Beginning #3
Toby Alone
The whole Wondla Trilo..."


Why Book Thief? It's a great book!!! O.o (view spoiler)


message 46: by Uzair (new)

Uzair | 1092 comments @Nigham.
Lol,It's been a while since i posted that.
I never said it was a bad book,by heartbreaking i meant that well it ...................broke me.In a good way.Basically the story was touching.


message 47: by Feyzan (new)

Feyzan - The Raven Boy (ravenboy) | 54 comments Never let me go.
girl at war.
birdbox.


message 48: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Qazi | 741 comments The Fault in Our Stars
Looking for Alaska
The Book Thief
Moth Smoke
It Ends With Us
All the Bright Places
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Hobbit (not even kidding)
Little Men (first book I ever cried on)

Guess my heart breaks easily


message 49: by Bilal (last edited Nov 28, 2017 04:25PM) (new)

Bilal Taibzada | 482 comments allegiant
fallen too far(that plot twist in the ending ughhhh)
the fault in our stars(and why are you guys using caps)
toby alone
attack on titans (the first volume is bitter)


message 50: by Uzair (new)

Uzair | 1092 comments Bilal wrote: "allegiant
fallen too far(that plot twist in the ending ughhhh)
the fault in our stars(and why are you guys using caps)
toby alone
attack on titans (the first volume is bitter)"


TOBY ALONE!
Che ma school leave ko then u finish it?!?!
I to,d u it was awesome.


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