What are the best books that will make you cry?

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    #1The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 


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    Christine Price
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Yeap. This should do it. I've heard such great things. I'll give it a try."
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    #2The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Written on March 28, 2018
    " It's amazing how a bunch of words on a page can warrant so much emotion as to trigger tears, and there's a lot of things about this book that can make you cry. The ending was so bittersweet and painful that I had to take a moment after finishing the book to have a good cry."
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    #3The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner
    The Kite Runner is a novel by Khaled Hosseini that tells the story of Amir and his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's servant, against the backdrop of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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    Johnny Fernandez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Kite Runner was an amazing book, but really crushed my heart. Overall this book is one of a kind. There were a lot of holes in the plot but other than that it was decent. "
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    #4Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.

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    David Caballero
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "the fifth installment from my favorite book series of all time was a difficult one for me to get through. The tone of this novel changes completely compared to the fun of the first four. I found Harry's attitude to make me not want to keep reading the book. But the last few chapters really accelerate and set up the rest of the series. This is a must read, but it is by far my least favorite in the series. "
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    #5The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.

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    Peter Zhang
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A great read!This book will have you hooked.Very interesting point of view."
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    #6The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree is a story of unforgettable perception that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. It's beautifully written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein.


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    Albert Kelley
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The tale that this tale tells is amazing. I don't want to give anything way, but you will definitely cry after reading this. Well, I don't really see how you couldn't."
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    #7My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.


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    Judy Ward
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I'm pretty shocked that parents had a problem with this book being assigned to high school students. It's completely relevant to today's youth. What's surprising about the attempt to ban this book was that parents had a problem with the sex scenes, not the violence. Sure, a kid shoots other kids and that's no problem but even the mere mention of sexually active high school students sends parents into a fit? Grow up. There are much larger issues in this book, as in life, and sex doesn't always have to be the first thing on everyone's mind. Come on adults--let's set a better example of our kids. Read this book to remember what high school was like and see it through your kid's eyes. Talk to them about bullying, and about sex, instead of trying to ban a book that can easily open the conversation."
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    #8Looking for Alaska

    Looking for Alaska
    Looking for Alaska is an award-winning young-adult fiction novel by John Green published in 2005. This book follows the story of a boy named Pudge who's obsessed with famous last words and his quirky group of friends. 

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    Navya Kapoor
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I love books that evoke emotion, and this book definitely delivered in that department. It is a great read about the lives of young adults. It is a book that most of us can relate to, and involves many layers. "
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    #9If I Stay

    If I Stay
    If I Stay is a young adult fiction book by Gayle Forman that tells the story of Mia, who was the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Critically injured, Mia must decide whether to stay and live or follow her family.

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    Ángel Velázquez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If I Stay is an emotional ride from start to finish. I found it to be extremely engaging and couldn't put it down once I started. It's well written and tells the story of Mia the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Badly injured, the book follows Mia's decision on whether or not to live or follow her family."
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    #10Thirteen Reasons Why

    Thirteen Reasons Why
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher narrates how Clay Jensen learns about the reasons why his classmate, workmate, and crush, Hannah Baker took her own life. Hannah Baker left cassette tapes so Clay and everyone involved could listen and discover why.

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    Lisa Henderson
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I read this book years ago when it first came out and it was sad. When the tv show came out I thought it was time to reread it and I was right the first time. The book is very powerful and it teaches you lessons you normally would not have thought about. It is such a good book that everyone should read because I think it envokes a powerful message."
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    #11The Help

    The Help
    The Help is a historical fiction novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the American South during the 1960s, it tells the stories of an unlikely group of three women working together to fight racial oppression.

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    Ann Tang
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If you wanna cry, then read this book. Seriously its such a sad book, but written so well."
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    #12Me Before You

    Me Before You

    Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking romance novel Me Before You tells the story of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, who lives his days confined to a wheelchair. This book urges everyone to live their one life to the fullest.


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    Gloria Wood
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "If you want a tear jerker, grab this book. You might also want to grab a box of tissues. Sad romance that involves some really tough choices."
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    #13The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 


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    Victoria Keller
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower revolves around Charlie and his diary entries. It's an emotional ook."
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    #14Maybe Someday

    Maybe Someday
    Maybe Someday is a book by Colleen Hoover that tells the story of a girl who was betrayed by her boyfriend. She has no idea how to go on with her life then she gets captured and her life changed.

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    Billy Bryant
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Many readers did report getting quite emotional while reading this book, which would make sense, considering its genre and audience. The references to music throughout the story are a nice touch as well - they really help flesh out the male protagonist/love interest. I think this book is more than a little melodramatic, but that it is indeed fairly likely to stir your emotions if you make an effort to connect with it emotionally."
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    #15Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.


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    Joyce Wang
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I love this entire series and could read it over multiple times. It has so much detail and leaves the reader wanting more. Plus, the movies are just as goid. Highly recommend for tween to adult."
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    #16Where She Went

    Where She Went
    Where She Went is a book by Gayle Forman, it is the second novel in the If I Stay series. Written from Adam's point of view, it depicts what happened to him after Mia left him. 


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    Roger Howard
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Where She Went even made me cry, and that is pretty tough especially with a book. It was a touching story and I think most people will find the story believable...and possibly also cry."
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    #17The Sea of Tranquility

    The Sea of Tranquility
    The Sea of Tranquility is a new adult romance novel by Katja Millay. It tells the story of Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, as they help each other recover from their troubled pasts and begin anew.

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    #18The Edge of Never

    The Edge of Never

    The Edge of Never is a romance book by J.A Redmerski that tells a story of the young lady Camryn. She does not want to grow old with the same old routine that she does every day. She will make changes that will teach her a lesson. 


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    Maria Andrews
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book is one of the most misogynist I've ever read, the main character is a stupid girl that thinks too high of herself, and everyone seems to think of her as a saint. The male main character is the typical NA protagonist, a possesive macho, hot and a sex god. The sex scenes were too annying to read and their relationship in general was creepy. I know that it is suppoused to make you cry towards the end, but it was a predictable ending, so when I got to it, it was just meh. "
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    #19Losing Hope: A Novel

    Losing Hope: A Novel

    Losing Hope is a book by Colleen Hoover that tells the story of a guy who is haunted by his own conscience because he failed to save a little girl in an accident. Meeting Sky, he will be able to forget about that and remember love.


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    Benjamin Wallace
    Written on April 18, 2018


Best What are the best books that will make you cry
1The NotebookBooks 42 Paid
2The Fault in Our StarsBooks 38 Paid
3The Kite RunnerBooks 37 Paid
4Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixBooks 35 Paid
5The Book ThiefBooks 33 Paid
6The Giving TreeBooks 31 Paid
7My Sister's KeeperBooks 30 Paid
8Looking for AlaskaBooks 28 Paid
9If I StayBooks 27 Paid
10Thirteen Reasons WhyBooks 24 Paid

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