Hello Frolic readers! If you know me well, you know I cannot control my obsession with books that will literally destroy my life (in the best way possible). So I decided to share with you guys the top five books that probably left me sobbing.
These books deal with themes of suicide and abuse, so be careful if these topics are triggers for you.
5) All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This story follows two characters, one named Violet and one named Finch. They meet on the ledge of a bell tower, both seemingly there to commit suicide, but instead they coax each other down from the tower. One day, they team up on a project that involves taking photos of adventures they’re on. Eventually, of course, they begin to fall in love. There are some really depressing elements of this story that I love. The author didn’t shy away from darker aspects in a romantic YA.
Cry Factor: 9/10
4) A List Of Cages by Robin Roe
This book is about a boy named Adam who is serving as an aide to his school psychologist. He discovers a boy named Julian who seems familiar. As it turns out, Adam and his mom fostered Julian and hadn’t seen him in five years. Everything is great because they have reunited. But Julian is keeping deep, dark secrets. The tear level on this one is a little higher than the previous one, but this is still a great read.
Cry Factor: 7/10
3) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This story follows a girl named Liesel who is living in Nazi Germany who has been recently adopted after her mother is taken away for being a communist. She attempts to befriend children in her area, but only one of them becomes her friend: Rudy. For those who know: you know. This book will make you cry and giggle and cry some more.
Cry factor: 11/10
2) They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
SPOILER ALERT: they both die at the end (I mean that’s the title of the book but STILL). It follows two boys, Rufus and Mateo, who both find out from DeathCast that today is the assigned day that they are to die and have 24 hours to say their goodbyes. It’s tragic but romantic and cute and like knowing the ending of Romeo and Juliet, you know what’s going to happen but you’re still rooting for it not to happen!
Cry Factor: 9/10
1) And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
This final book is SUPER SUPER SHORT (less than 100 pages) but you will bawl! The book is about a little boy and his grandfather who talk to each other on a bench and if I say ANY MORE I will spoil it so go pick up a copy!!!
Cry Factor: 1000/10
Please let me know if you enjoyed these books. How would you have rated them on the Cry Factor scale? Catch you next time!