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Saturday Book Discussion: Can a book make you cry?




Waaah!

Dobby... dies?


I have never cried over a book. No, sorry, I did not cry when Dobby kacked it, and I didn't cry over Rue either.

(Oh, come on. The books have been out for years. Next you're going to tell me I spoiled the part about Mr. Rochester keeping his wife in an attic.)

I think the film versions of Where the Red Fern Grows and Old Yeller might have made eight-year-old me tear up a little, but the books just made me think, "That's sad."

However, I tend to be rather conventional in my emotional presentation: meaning, most of the time I pretend I don't have any.

I read all the time about other people being moved to tears by everything from Harry Potter to Nicholas Sparks.

So, recommend to me a book that will melt my stony heart. Do you cry over books? What is the biggest tearjerker you've ever read?

Poll #1871013 Tearjerkers

Do you cry over books?

Yes, a lot, and I love books that will make me cry.
17(16.3%)
Sometimes, but only really sad ones.
42(40.4%)
I can think of one or two that have squeezed some tears out of me.
34(32.7%)
Not really.
11(10.6%)




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