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I Cry When I Read...

By Theliteraturelion @LiteratureLion

When I cry, it's usually out of desperation, sorrow, or longing for something.
Books manage to pull all three of these feelings out of me. Yeah, I'm one of those people that regularly cry when I read.
Usually I'm able to decide if a book will be able to make me cry within a few chapters of the book. I just get this feeling, like the book will make me bawl, maybe cry a little, or it won't have any affect on me. More often or not, the books that fall into the first category are deep contemporary novels. Then it goes to books that have a romance aspect of it, and then the books that don't have much sad emotional effects are the dystopian/paranormal books. Or books with happy endings, but how often do you see those books?
So there are a couple of books that have triggered my eyes to sprout fountains in the past few years. I'm sure you've had similar reactions to these books.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Revived by Cat Patrick
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
They call these "sob-stories", and they really do live up to their names.
When it comes to these books, I can clearly identify the moment where my eyes started to water and my body began to shake in sobs. Honestly, I can repeat the lines and passages because they're so memorable!
So, it's obvious there are apparent themes in the books listed above. Death and love. All of them incorporate these things, but not in the same ways.
What other books have you cried during? Why do you cry when you read books?

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