Today's Question: What is the saddest book you have ever read?
I honestly can't say whether this is the saddest book I have ever read, but it is one that made me cry openly to the point that my hubby asked me what was wrong and then laughed when I started sobbing about the ending of this book. FANG is the sixth book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. I've grown up with these kids; they're like my own children, but with wings, varying ages and lives of their own. ;) So when *spoiler alert* Fang left Max at the end of the book, I sobbed with her as we read his letter together. It was the most devastating thing I'd read in a really long time.
Other books that have made me cry:
I read this book about a year after my mom passed away. And while I cried and cried while reading this book, it gave me hope that she was in a better place, that she had five people whose lives she had touched (though I know there were more than 5) or that had touched her life in a significant way. I hope when I go to Heaven, I will meet the five people waiting for me.
Anything that I have ever read by this man, Nicholas Sparks. His books touch me so deeply that I can't help but laugh, cheer and cry along with the main characters. I always have tears in my eyes and falling down my cheeks by the end of one of his books, whether it's a happy ending or a sad one. Some of my favorite books by him include The Notebook, The Wedding and the Last Song.
OK, enough of my sappiness. It's your turn. What is the saddest book you've ever read? Post a comment here with your answer or link to your response on your blog.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!