Everyone has probably read a book that had torn their heart out of their chest and crushed it until they aren’t entirely sure why they are continuing to read it. But to me that is the sign of a great book. When you become so emotionally invested in the story that the words almost physically hurt you, it shows that it is well written.
So, for anyone out there who is particularly masochistic, here are some of the books that have broken my heart…
Book one: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
To me this is a fairly obvious one as, not only is it the end of an era, but so many wonderful characters died that it hurts each time I re-read it.
Book two: Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
Everyone has probably seen the movie, so you should know what it’s about. I actually read the book before I watched the movie, but I did it at a very stupid time. I read it when I was both exhausted and *cough* hormonal *cough* so I ended up running downstairs to my Labrador, Cookie, and hugging her as I cried.
Book three: My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson
This is probably the most emotional book she has written, and the most shocking. The ending is something you really don’t expect, and surprised me completely.
Book four: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Everyone should definitely know what this is about. There’s love, eggings, cancer, and death. That covers it really. Just don’t do what I did and read it in public. Just don’t.
Book five: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
I have mentioned this book time and time again, and I think it’s because I’m still getting over it. It covers several sensitive topics, and there are some scenes can only be describe as heartbreaking. But it is still amazing.
Please tell me what books smashed your heart into smithereens so I know which ones to avoid, (I’ll probably still read them though).