Yes - any book about an animal and it ends up dying. I know it's a part of life, but that doesn't stop the tears when Kitty's time is up. e.g. Dewey, Casper the Commuting Cat, Cleo by Helen Brown - all lovely true stories but the tears come when the cat dies. Although these books have the sad ending, the beautiful stories I enjoy make the tears worthwhile.
Yup, I was eleven. One of my favourite characters, Sturm Brightblade, had just died. He was one of the Companions in the Dragonlance series. If you are into epic sword and sorcery style fantasy, then I would highly recommend the whole series.
I think a more fitting question to ask me would be: "has a book ever not made you cry."
I get pretty connected to the characters in books, so it's not uncommon for me to shed a tear or two. One of the most recent books I finished was The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, a powerful story that left me pretty raw with a few tear streaks down my face!
Even now, more than ten years after the fact, I have a crystal clear memory of finishing 'An Instance of the Fingerpost' (Iain Pears) with my eyes all teared up. The first three quarters are a cleverly-done, Roshamon-style presentation of a mystery. The final quarter presents the answer to the mystery (or does it?) in a way that combines an emotional sucker-punch with a dose of religious awe.
Lots of books have had that effect on me. Movies too. I guess I'm just a fairly emotional person. Seven Little Australians, Little Women, To Kill A Mockingbird and Charlotte's Web when I was a kid. More recently Atonement really got to me.
I regularly cry at books especially when a main character dies. Wobbly moments I recall are when reading The Book Thief, Lord of the Flies, Memory Keepers Daughter, The Lovely Bones and If Only It Were True. Oh and anything by Jodi Picoult. My Sisters Keeper slayed me.
Yes - I cried when I read Faded by Chloe Miles. Then I cried even more when I read See No Evil by Chloe Miles. These are the first two books of The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles. I can't wait for the third book to be released. I will probably sob my heart out! I'm hoping it will all end happily ever after but with the number of unexpected (but exciting) twists in these books you never know.
I can't help myself from getting attached to the characters in these books. I instantly fell in love with the two lead characters, Savannah and Hunter.
I cry when I read books all the time - it's usually when somebody dies, or something really surprising, but good, happens. Books that I've cried to include Harry Potter, Marley and Me, Stephen King's Cujo - I actually felt for the dog, because he was just a victim of circumstances... lots more, but I can't remember them all now.
Books make me cry all the time. My husband thinks I'm crazy but I think it's a sign that I've really connected with the book, and if you don't connect what's the point? Little Women does it every time, 7 Little Australians, The Animals of Farthing Wood, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, How to Write a Novel...the list goes on and on (and on).
I should NOT read books about cats or horses'!
Cat books, 'Casper' & 'Dewey', had me going through multiple boxes of tissues!
Casper was the bus riding cat in Sthn UK & Dewey was the
sickly, near frozen kitten found in a Library Return Book chute, nursed back to health & was the Library cat for 19(?) years'.