Or at least YA-literature that will make you tear up and/or get emotional…
Every Wednesday, I post a list of random stuff. This week: 5 of my favourite YA-books that made me tear up, and probably will get you emotional as well!
In my defence – I did tell you in my “Favourite YA-Literature” that there was bound to be another post on YA-literature.
After all, there’s just so many amazing books to choose from!
So let’s get started!
1. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven
For this book, I was actually kind of scared that, because I’d gotten so many recommendations to read it, I would be disappointed – but nothing of the sort. I have to warn you though – it will break you, absolutely will!
2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Even if the story in this book didn’t appeal to you at all, I’d still tell you to read it, if nothing else because it’s basically a huge collection of quote’s you’ll want to use at every possible occasion. But really, there’s absolutely no reason (in my modest opinion) why the story should not appeal to you – it’s great in its smallness, it’s touching, it’s true, and it’s real – I loved it!
3. The Book Thief, by Zusak Markus
I think my feelings about this book are probably best summed up by what I said in my Goodreads-review: “you should not read this in public, because you’ll want to cry, because it’ll break you, but in the best possible way”.
4. If I Stay and Where She Went, by Gayle Forman
I realise just about everybody and their neighbour seems to have read these already, but that doesn’t take away from their beauty. For me, these were really some of those books where you’re told from all sides that you should read it, and although I was a bit scared that the reality wouldn’t live up to the expectations I had gotten for these books, but they did not disappoint me – at all.
5. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
There was never really any doubt that this book would be in this list, was there? Even though my feelings for this book have somewhat cooled down since I first read it, a little over 2 years ago, there is no denying that this book has brought tons of people to tears, and that really, it just is something I think you probably should have read – even if only so you’ll know what all the buzz is (still) about…