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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Blogger Hop: Books That Make You Cry

I decided to join a weekly hop for a bit.  This one is cool because you can post any day of the week.  That's right no pressure on getting your post up a specific day of the week.  Each week there will be a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers.  Join us!   
This weeks Topic/Question
April 12th - 18th:  What was the last book you read from a genre you don't normally read? (submitted by Tanya)
I had to thing about this one a bit.  But two come to mind.  There is one book that made me get a Kleenex and one book that made that crazy lump in my throat.  Click the covers to read my reviews.
 
The book that made me get a Kleenex was Viola In the Spotlight.  It is not a book that makes you cry but it does have a part when Viola expereinces death that just got to me.  I think seeing it through her eyes was very well written and that got to me.  Yes I got a Kleenex and kept on reading to the end.
I am in the midst of a conundrum.
Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. With two whole months of nothing to do but hang with her two best friends, Andrew and Caitlin, this is going to be the best break ever!
But her BFFAA, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. When Viola's roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, she starts to wonder—is Brooklyn where she wants to stay? When a tragic event shakes everyone's world, Viola realizes it's not where she belongs that matters—it's who she's with that really counts.
In this heartwarming follow-up to bestselling author Adriana Trigiani's teen debut, Viola in Reel Life, Viola just may be ready to get out from behind her trusty video camera and take the starring role in her own life.

The second book is The Fault In Our Stars.  I think this would have made me boo hoo if I was reading it at home.  But I was listening to the audiobook on my commute to work.  I couldn't show up to work looking like a total mess.  Red eyes, running nose and sopping uncontrollably to a group of construction workers is like calling 911 and sounding the alarm.  That would have been an interesting day.  LOL!
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
 
What books have you read that made you cry? 

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