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Book Challenge Day 4- A Book That Made You Cry

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There are actually very few books that make me cry. This may be hard for some of you to believe because I’m not exactly difficult to set off. Generally, you just need to show me a picture of a dog that looks like it might be sad and I’ll tear up. But, when it comes to books, the only times I get worked up involved a character from a series dying. And I don’t count that cause I’ve been given several books to get attached to them. If I cry from one book, I give significant props to the author. And significant props, indeed go to:

This book was written by a sixteen-year-old girl. Sixteen! Girl! And i only say girl like it’s impressive because the story is about a gang of boys and she was able to write their characters beautifully. If you’re not familiar with it, shame on you- go buy it instantly. You can get in on amazon for a penny and have it read within the day. Now, just because it’s a short read written by a child does not mean it isn’t remarkable.  S.E. Hinton manages to create such real, deep characters and conflict that a long-time author would be proud of them. You feel so intensely for the boys from the beginning of the book all the way to the last page.

Tomorrow you get “A book that you can quote/recite”

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About Jaclyn

I’m a digital copywriter at an advertising agency- think Peggy from Mad Men but remove the print ads and add a website. Between my family, friends and job I hear a lot of interesting things. I’ve decided to share them and how they inspire me on this blog. There’s no theme or goal in mind and I promise I will not update with any kind of regularity. But hopefully whatever I do put up here will be entertaining, or entertaining enough to add to the “procrastinating at work by checking every mediocre website on the internet” list.

3 responses »

  1. That’s a good one! I’m definitely in the “Outsiders Bawling Club” as well. My biggest tears were probably shed over The Time Traveler’s Wife. Ugh, so much so that I can’t even risk re-reading it.

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    • I haven’t read that yet! Good, I’m assuming?

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      • Yes, you must read it! The book is much better than the movie. Another good read is The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. Such a great book but SO heart-wrenching. Man, I’m suddenly discovering that I need to start reading some happy books… I’m full of nothing but the tear-worthy ones!

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