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Five to Make You Cry


The Dark Light by Mette Newth – What’s amazing about this book about a teen with leprosy is not how heart-wrenching it is, but how hopeful at the same time.


Winnie’s War by Jenny Moss – The effect of the Spanish Flu on a girl, her family, friends, and town — no punches pulled. If you’re not tearing up by the end, you’re a stronger reader than I.


Crash Into Me by Albert Borris – Four teens attempting to flee their troubled pasts in the most permanent of ways. Just try not to be touched by Owen’s conflicted emotions.


The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner – Not a sad book by any means, but watching Gianna and her family come to terms with her grandmother’s failing health got me teary-eyed more than once.


Taylor Five by Ann Halam – When I hit a certain point halfway through, I almost started bawling right there on the subway. Not for the faint of heart (though I promise it does get happier again).

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rj_anderson
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
The two books that got me crying this year were The Hunger Games, and especially Laurie Halse Anderson's Catalyst. With Hunger Games my eyes prickled and misted over, but with Catalyst I actually had to put the book down and sob and grab a fistful of tissues before I could keep going.
megancrewe
Oct. 10th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
I haven't read Catalyst yet, but looking forward to it!
libation
Oct. 9th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, TAYLOR FIVE. Ann Halam is one of my favorites. That was a tough one to get through. I got halfway through CRASH INTO ME and need to get back to it, that was a hard one too.
megancrewe
Oct. 10th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thankfully, you warned me about TAYLOR FIVE, so I was a little braced (I just kept thinking after that mid-point, oh please, please nothing worse than this, and the book complied).
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My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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