Friday, 28 August 2015

Recommendation: Books that make you cry

'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green
'Struck by Lightning' by Chris Colfer
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky

Sometimes we pick up a book because we want it to make us cry. Even if you are not one to weep over an emotional story, we still want to be "deeply moved by a book" as this article from the New Yorker discusses. Each of these books deals with a different range of teenage struggles which many can relate to, or if not, sympathise.

'The Fault in Our Stars' has caused much debate amoung those who have read it, with some claiming to have gone through several tissue boxes and others arguing that it was overrated, but of course that is up to you to make your own judgement. 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' is by far the most emotional, dealing with the pain of growing up on the sidelines, whereas 'Struck by Lightning' is more humourous with a sadder undertone about the desire to escape from a place where no one understands you.

To truely appreciate 'Struck by Lightning', I would also suggest watching the movie for which it is a companion to as they were written alongside one another, but although the other two books were followed by movie adaptations it is not necessary to watch them.

Have you read any tearjerking books that you'd reccomend? Comment below!


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