Favorite Tear Jerker Books

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When I receive reviews from the readers of my YA novels, I admit that I get giddy when people express that the books made them cry. I mean, like I’m high-fiving with myself and doing backflips down my hallway. Well, maybe I’m being a tad bit melodramatic, but I do like to induce emotion. When that happens, people are connecting with the characters. So, my thought for today is this:  What books have induced you to a fit of emotion so strong you babbled over with enough tears to fill your kitchen sink?  Yes, I have a problem with that melodrama thing again….

For me, there are three books I read in my childhood that I can distinctly remember sobbing through:

1. Where the Red Fern Grows

2. Little Women

3. Bridge to Terabithia

 

Please share your picks.

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6 thoughts on “Favorite Tear Jerker Books

  1. I listened to Katherine Patterson talk about this book at an SCBWI conference just before the movie came out. Listening to her talk about what inspired her to write the book sent shivers up my spine…her son (part of the inspiration) was a big part of putting the movie together.

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