Has a Sad Book ever made you Cry?????

@msmell (1378)
Australia
October 22, 2008 4:47am CST
I have been reading a book by Danielle Steel called Sister's and I am finding myself having to put the book down every few pages and having to compose myself and wipe away tears! The storyline is just so touching about a family who lost their mother in a car accident and their sister who was in the accident also is now permanently blind So I know that I am a big soft sookie! What about you? does reading a sad book or watching a sad dvd make you cry too? Hope I not the only one
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• United States
29 Oct 08
OMG Danielle Steel's Titanic is so sad it cried through the whole book. It starts out as a family boards the titanic and has high hopes of immigrating to America. That is where all goes wrong. Mom and Dad die on the ship because mom would not leave the love of her life. The children all get off the ship safely and come to America. They live with an relative until one of the girls can support them all. Then they lose one of the brothers in the war. I kept saying while reading the book "Oh no this cannot be happening, do not let him die." The book is very long but very good if you have not read it before I would recommend it.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
Um I'm not sure if I have read her book Titanic will have to go to the shop and read the cover? I just order like 5 of her books that I haven't read on ebay so i hope that I win them coz I love reading her books
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• United States
2 Nov 08
She does write a good story. It has meat and potatoes in it.
• China
30 Oct 08
Sorry for late reply.This always happened to me,when the book is so close my life and affect me,I could cry, my emotion is very easy to burst!!Thanks for sharing your story!!
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
oh thanks for your reply better late then never as they say and someone who can tell you that they cry and feel emotion just shows that they have a huge heart and are very caring person
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Last book I read that made me cry was the last in the series of Harry Potter Books. I cried like a baby, why did everyone have to die????? But I hate to cry I try to avoid any books or movies that make me cry. My husband gets a kick out of how easily I cry. He actually pushes for me to watch movies that he knows will make me cry because he thinks it's so cute that I act so tough all the time but a movie can make me cry. The movies A.I. and The Notebook were the very worse. I refuse to ever watch Pearl Harbor or any war movies again. lol
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
I can handle War movies at the best of time and I hope you get you husband back for that
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• Pakistan
23 Oct 08
yea. it is only 2 books that did the same to me. 1. koran 2. novel by thomas hardy, "the mayor of casterbridge"
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
I cant say that I have ever heard of either of them books?
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@kalianju (138)
• Nepal
23 Oct 08
yes. when reading books if it touches my heart i started crying.
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
yep I think everyone is the same not many people who are able to hold back emotions but i think that that is a good thing
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@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I have never cried reading a book. I have one time gotten depressed reading a book where I like a certain character, just to find that they tragically end up dying. So I try to remind myself that it is not real.
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
I tell myself the same thing and 99% of the time it works but not with this book it was just so sad couldn't help myself the water works just started but I am really enjoying the book so I don't care
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I am not much of a reader at all. I have never read a book that made me cry. I do not have the time to read. I am sure if I read a sad book, I would more than likely cry sometimes though.
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
You can join the softy club with us then but we will let you off from having to read the book to get emotional.... hehehe
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 08
Hi, I usually read only crime, detective and horror books; romance and sentimental stories don't appeal to me. Yet there was one book that really tore my emotions apart - Tuesdays with Morrie -the only book that made me cried. It was a very touching, sad story of a dying man, who wanted to live out his last days bringing meaning and happiness to others. No matter how good this book is, I don't ever want to read books like this again - I just don't like crying!
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
22 Oct 08
Yes I am a big fan of the crime & detective books too, I love reading authors like Patricia Cornwell, Nikki French and the like! There is another author that I am also reading at the moment that does the detective crime from A-Z and do you think that I can think of her name at the moment but the book is sitting on my bedside table at home and I also have 16 of her others books and I just can't recall her name for the life! Will have to have a look when I get home! Love horror to Dean Kootz, Richard Layman, Stephen King, etc etc
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
Are you referring to Sue Grafton or Marcia Mullen? I've not read any of their books yet!
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
Ohhhh Sue Grafton that the one....!!! I just couldn't get it before and yes she is a good author too but can't say that I have ever heard of Marcia Mullen, is she a good author?
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
I'm such a cry baby, I cry when I read sad books, touching poems, sad movies and even touching emails...I remember when I read Danielle Steel's Daddy, I bawled like a kid :)
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
3 Nov 08
yes Danielle steel does write some real heart wrenching books doesn't she but I just love her books anyway
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
Yes she does, when I'm stress and I want to release it all I need to do is read some Danielle steel's book ;-)
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Yes, books can make me cry, and this Danielle Steele book did make me cry, as well. It is amazing the way that she can touch you so easily. I can watch movies and cry and not just the first time!! You certainly are NOT the only one. Want to see a real tear jerker.........watch Pay It Forward.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
3 Nov 08
Um Pay it forward I think I have heard people talking about this before is it a movie?
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes!! I have never read the book. It is the movie that I have watched several times and EVERY time it makes me try. The first time was with a class of 7th-8th graders (I held back the tears that time and had 2 students tell me that they did also!!). I have seen it many times since and loved it every time.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Yes, sad movies make me cry sometimes. The movie and book One truth thing, make me cry buckets at the movie theater. I cry so much, I was almost weeping at times, the movie hit very close to home.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
Haven't seen or read that book.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
24 Oct 08
the story is about a family that finds out that the mom has cancer and the career daughter comes home to care for her, and find truths about each of her parent that she could not see when she was younger, the most important one was how strong her mother really is, there are parts of the movie that really make you cry (I cried a lot with it)
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
22 Oct 08
I'm always crying when I read emotional books, so I totally understand. I will also cry watching a movie or tv, but not nearly as much as I do when reading. It is amazing how moving some stories can be.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
22 Oct 08
Oh that is so true and Danielle Steel does it to me everytime
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
22 Oct 08
Some authors just know instinctively how to really get you involved with the characters.
@cocooreo (706)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 08
There is seldom any book that will makes me cry. I can cry easily for a movie but not a book. Maybe I am just less emotional when reading than watching.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
4 Nov 08
Yeah maybe coz when you are watching a movie you can see when the character is going through pain but you can't see it in books.
• China
2 Nov 08
Yes,me too. when i reading a sad book or watching a sad dvd that can make me cry. i think it just because i am rich in emotion. when i reading or watching, i'll very input. i can feel the true story of it's sad hours. so i can not often read this kind of book or dvd because it will affect my mood.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
3 Nov 08
Yeah it is bad isn't when you want to watch some and you think oh no I'm not going to coz it will be too upsetting
@morsh8888 (635)
• Indonesia
23 Oct 08
when I read something that have sad stories and mkae a characther so pityful. That would be sad, if you have a great imagiantion too will cry when read the sad book.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
Yeah that is it have to use your own imagination and try and relate to the storyline!
@ssj3goku (113)
• United States
23 Oct 08
The kite runner made me cry. I don't like to admit it, but it was just an extremely sad story at times and what's worse was that it was based off of a real scenario. Books like these always make me think about how fortunate I am and how terrible it for people living in circumstances like those described in the kite runner. It really sickens me that genocide is still going on, and it sickens me more that there is little i can do about it short of going to those places and trying to stop it.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
I real alot if true story books as well and yes I am the same and always think about how lucky I am.
• United States
22 Oct 08
You are definitely not the only one. I cry just thinking about books I have read and movies I've watched sometimes! I am such a softie. And whenever anyone tells me about a tough experience they went through I usually cry more than they do. lol. What can I say? I have active tear ducts.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
Nothing wrong with being a big softie
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
The book that made really made me cry was Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I didn't know how much but I did and it was a lot. It was a book that I bought myself because I heard from a friend that it is really nice not knowing how nice it really is. It also teaches a lesson about life and dying and how to give importance in every minute of our lives. I really love that book. I wish to read it again but maybe, sometime in the future. Cheers!
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
I am really going to have to go out and get a copy of this book as every one it saying that it a really good book and now I want to read it!
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Oh.. Danielle Steel is really a great writer. I have read some ofhis masterpiece. She always made me cry. I'm such an emotional person and everytime I read a sad events in the story, I got carried away and it made me cry. I haven't read the "Sister's" but i will try to look one. happy mylotting!
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
Yeah it is a good book and she is a great author so i hope you enjoy it as much as i have...
• United States
22 Oct 08
I am definitely a softie. Makes my husband laugh when I cry at a movie or a book. However, I just can't help it. There have been many times when tear drops have stained good books and I have had to go for the Kleenex box!
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
Oh thats not nice him teasing you when you cry, oh well maybe one day a good book or movie will get him too and you can get him back