A B O O K T H A T M A K E S M E C R Y
Oh dear!!! I was trying to discover the exact moment I began crying at everything. Up until I was about 18 years old, I think I had a heart of stone. Nothing I read or watched really affected me enough that I would cry. The only film I had every cried at up till then was “My Girl”. It is that moment during the funeral where the girl starts asking where Thomas’s glasses are? “He can’t see without his glasses.” It gets me every time. I watched Titanic 3 times at the cinema and didn’t shed a tear. I just thought that Rose was a bit of an idiot. If she had stayed in that lifeboat, Jack would have survived if he had not had her to care about. Anyway I digress…
Lately, anything can reduce me to tears, sad endings, happy endings, reunions, big musical numbers… the list is endless.
The book I have chosen though is…
T H E F A U L T I N O U R S T A R S
My daughter read this book before me. I remember her coming down stairs and being completely heartbroken over the death of one of the main characters. If you have not read the book both the main characters, Hazel and Augustus have cancer. I have never seen her so devastated (apart from the time I made her watch Boy in the Striped Pajamas’s).
I decided to read the book after her and I was determined not to get upset. It was my first experience with a John Green novel. John Green has an unusual way of writing his characters which means you become instantly involved with them. I got well and truly sucked into the story, so much, that I was reading this book whenever I got a spare moment. It was when we were on our way home from a day trip, sat in the back of the car that I hit that moment. Unfortunately at the same time on the radio Let Her Go by Passenger was playing which emphasized the loss even more. My throat became restrictive as I tried in vain not to sob, in the end I had to put the book down and just take a moment. Even though it was one of the saddest things I had ever read, it was very well written.