There are books out there that really yank on the heart. They yank so hard that you cry, and those teardrops fall onto the pages, seeping in. Those tear-jerkers are emotional gutbusters. I like these kinds of books every once in a while. They evoke some deep emotions. Make me feel like I’m not an utter robot. That’s good right? Of course! We all need a good cry sometimes.
Here are some phenomenal tear-jerkers that you can fall asleep crying to at night.
A Walk to Remember
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Landon Carter had gone with a girl or two. And then he met Jamie, the town minister’s daughter and the last person he ever thought he’d fall in love with. She was quiet, always carried her Bible and was content living her life in her own way with her own beliefs.
After getting partnered with Jamie for a project, Landon’s life was never the same
the thing about jellyfish
Author: Ali Benjamin
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is determined to figure out the real cause of it and she believes it’s because of a jellyfish sting. She will stop at nothing to prove this theory, retreating into her own world to prove it. Her journey leads her to explore life, death, and aching tragedy as she struggles with a reality without her friend.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Though her tumor has shrunk, giving her a few extra years, Hazel is terminal…dying. And she accepts it. When Augustus Waters appears at a support group Hazel knows that her life—at least the end of it—will never be the same.
Before I Die
Author: Jenny Downham
This is Tessa’s story. She’s rebelling, Amid this rebellion, she has ten things she wants to do to release her from this restraining life she’s been living, and why not? She gets a taste of new reality that send her spinning and yet, ground her. As she goes on completing her goals, reality sets in as she is reminded of what’s most precious, making her wish that she wasn’t dying.
Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson
Jess Aarons has one goal. To be the fastest runner in his grade. He’s been practicing, but that means nothing when the new girl, Leslie Burke, beats him and everyone else. Bold and kind, she and Jess become fast friends, and they come to create one of the most magical places of the imagination—Terabithia.
Just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open.
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Caught up in adolescence, Charlie tries to steer through carefully. From first dates to family drama to young love to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, he is stuck between living his life and running from it. Charlie will learn to navigate this crazy ride called life.
If I Stay
Author: Gayle Foreman
Mia is caught between life and death after a car crash kills her parents and little brother. But, he’s telling her to stay. Adam. From having many choices to having only one, will she fight to remain or let go and be with her family?
More to come soon…
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