I'm going to open this particular Long and Short Reviews topic by saying that I am not a person who cries over books. Hell, I'm not really a person who cries over films either. I am definitely not someone who seeks out weepy books or films (and have never read Nicholas Sparks for that reason).
So the book I eventually came up with for this topic?
As you can probably gather from a title like that, it has a lot of teenage angst and, yes, suicides, but it is beautifully written and manages to avoid the tacky shock value that it could otherwise have had.
I didn't cry over it, but I did find it moving, and that's about as far as I go.
So what's the saddest book you've ever read?
Ooh, good pick! I haven’t thought about that book in years.ReplyDelete
I need to re-read it, I think.Delete
I'll have to check that one out. I've heard of it, but haven't read it yet. Will remedy that. Thanks!ReplyDelete
It was a good one, as I recall.Delete
That title really says it all! And if it's about teen angst and suicide, I can imagine how it all went about.ReplyDelete
~ Lex (lexlingua.co)
It was also made into a fairly good film, although the book was better.Delete
I am absolutely with you on not reading sad books. That said: good pick!ReplyDelete
This one sounds like an interesting read.ReplyDelete
I would recommend it.Delete
I'd prefer to read fun and uplifting books vs. sad! Thanks for stopping by :)ReplyDelete