30 DBC: Day 6

Day 06 – A book that makes you sad

Finally! An easy challenge day! Not that there aren’t a lot of books that make me sad, or the other days aren’t real answers, but I saw today’s challenge and immediately thought… Yes, I know which book I’m choosing there!


I adore this book. I’ve read it three times, and each time I find something else that I love about it. I love that the situation can be seen from every angle, that there is no ‘bad guy’ but simply other perspectives on a very difficult and painful situation. I love the complexity of the plots, the hidden pains and joys of people we assume are minor characters, but turn into being pivotal roles.

The reason I chose this as the book that makes me sad is not because I don’t like it, or that it’s an incredibly depressing book. It is depressing at points, but it’s also uplifting. The reason I chose this as the book that makes me sad is because this book made my cry so much that I had to go to the doctors for a suspected allergic reaction. I had to put drops in my eyes for a week, my eyes were so puffed up and swollen.

I am a sap, ask anyone close to me. I will cry at an episode of Friends if it’s particularly emotional, but this book took that to a new level. I can’t put it down (even when reading it for the second and third time) yet I have so many tears streaming down my face that I can hardly see the words on the page.

The film, on the other hand, is a completely different story. I hate it, but that’s a matter for a different blog post.


About chelecooke

Self-Published author of the Out of Orbit series and the Teeth series. UCL Residence Assistant, obsessive cross stitcher, avid reader and TV show watcher.
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