- Share a quote from your current read or tell us about a book that really pulled on your heart strings. What was it about that book/quote that made you cry?
This question is, like, made for me. Why? Well, I have a special shelf on goodreads called “made me cry” – short for books that made me cry.
I’m going to kind of cheat on this question. I’ll give you guys two answers: One book will be an Adult novel while the other would be a Young Adult novel. Why? Well, looking at my “made me cry” shelf, I see that 75% of the books that made me cry are Adult novels. However, I want to include a Young Adult novel in my answer too because a majority of you are interested in Young Adult novels.
Adult Novel: A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery
Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold series is the perfect series to get me out of a book slump – it’s fluffy, fun, and totally cute. However, A Fool’s Gold Christmas went into a topic and situation that completely broke my heart. You see, Evie, the heroine in the novel, was a result of a one night stand. Her mother already had three sons and when Evie’s father died, Evie’s mother was devastated and made the mistake of sleeping with some guy. As a result, Evie was born. Her mother basically ignored Evie throughout Evie’s entire life, guilty over the fact that she had the one night stand not very soon after her husband had died. To make matters worse, sure, Evie’s three brothers had taken care of her, but they basically ignored her too. For more than twenty years. (Don’t worry guys, this isn’t a spoiler.)
If I was in Evie’s situation, I would be beyond devastated, and most of all, beyond angry. Unlike Evie, I would not try to forgive them for what they did because simply, I can’t.
Young Adult Novel: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
This book. This book made me bawl. You can not cry while reading Pushing the Limits. Echo’s and Noah’s situation was so raw, so real, that you can’t help but be pulled in into the story and feel for them.
The best part of all? I re-read Pushing the Limits again and cried again, even though I expected everything to happen. This book is that good.
Now, it’s time for you to answer the question: Share a quote from your current read or tell us about a book that really pulled on your heart strings and what was it about that book/quote that made you cry?
Today’s Challenge Post is Book Spine Poetry, hosted by Christine from Oh Chrys!. I think this is the hardest Summer Lovin’ Readathon challenge ever; I had to stalk my bookshelves for hours. With the help of my sister, we managed to come up with something workable.
Just in case you guys can’t see the titles:
Just One Kiss
Just One Day
When It Happens
The Truth About Forever
What’s Left of Me
He he he. I knew I had a “Heartbreak” playlist on my iPod for a reason.
Share your book poetry please! (: