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irma
May 19th, 2003, 06:27 AM
we have always threads about sad movies but what about books?

I cried about
vlinder for marianne (butterfly for marianne?)
der weisse rose (when the disabled childeren were taken away to be killed :sad: )
and a book about children in the polish ghetto (the title was something with angels. it was a german book)

Hurley
May 19th, 2003, 06:33 AM
"Bridge to Terabithia," one of the best and most sad children's books ever. God, I hated/loved reading that book when I was little.

gorecki
May 19th, 2003, 06:50 AM
hmmm...

The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

gorecki
May 19th, 2003, 06:52 AM
"Bridge to Terabithia," one of the best and most sad children's books ever. God, I hated/loved reading that book when I was little.
Jas - have you read The Little Prince by Antonie de Saint Exupery?

what's your take on it?

per4ever
May 19th, 2003, 08:07 AM
I've never cried reading a book :confused:

Harju.
May 19th, 2003, 08:20 AM
Me too...

Hmm perhaps, A bend in the road by Nicholas Sparks is somewhat sad... and the NOTEBOOK

Shuji Shuriken
May 19th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Oh my goodness....The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah...that seriously made me cry :sad: :sad:. That book rehashes the sad reality about the lives of some people :sad:.

irma
May 19th, 2003, 12:00 PM
the title of the book about the children in the polish ghetto is die toten engel. it was so sad when the children tried to escape through a tunnel and they thought they almost made it and looked outside, the germans killed them :sad:

irma
May 19th, 2003, 12:20 PM
I remember trying to read that book in french for school but my french sucked so I stucked with the slang eating an elephant thinking it was a hat. I only discovered that when reading the book in dutch since I had never finished it otherwise;)

Mercury Rising
May 19th, 2003, 03:59 PM
"Sans Famille" by Hector Malot

*abby*
May 19th, 2003, 04:05 PM
a book called "a child called it"
it is a true story bout this little boy whose mom abused him really badly :sad:
she made him lie on a lit stove :sad:
eat his own puke :sad:
she starved him :sad:
she made him eat shit from his baby brothers diaper :sad:
i was in floods of tears :sad:

Monica_Rules
May 19th, 2003, 04:29 PM
i was reading a book for my GCSE Welsh literature course called 'Cysgod y cryman' its about this ritch boy who goes to uni and turns into a commuinist.There are other sub plots but thats the main story one of the saddest things is his sister is forced to marry this doctor from Liverpool even though shes in love with Karl a worker on the farm who was a prisoner of war from WW2.Even though the farm owners loves him like a son they can't accept his love of their daughter and in the end he has to leave.That was so sad.

Monica_Rules
May 19th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Oh and i forgot in 'Of mice and men' when george has to kill lennie :sad:

Dahveed
May 19th, 2003, 05:16 PM
I've never cried reading a book :confused:

No wonder, The Mickey Mouse Adventures are not really emotional :p

I've nearly cried at the end of 'Not Dark Yet' by Nick Maes, a nice, funny and emotional story, and a nice book i recommend.

Zamboni
May 19th, 2003, 07:40 PM
Almost at Pijn by Carry Slee. I was a bit too old for the books already when I read it but I still nearly cried :sad:

*abby*
May 19th, 2003, 07:44 PM
Oh and i forgot in 'Of mice and men' when george has to kill lennie :sad:

i did that in school and i no the thread is about books but the film version made me cry :sad: :o

decemberlove
May 19th, 2003, 07:49 PM
a book called "a child called it"
it is a true story bout this little boy whose mom abused him really badly :sad:
she made him lie on a lit stove :sad:
eat his own puke :sad:
she starved him :sad:
she made him eat shit from his baby brothers diaper :sad:
i was in floods of tears :sad:

yeah... this is the book im going to list too..
a child called it by david pelzer

whats so terrifying about the book is it was the third worst case of child abuse in cali at that time. i cant even imagine the first two cases.

she used to put david in the bathroom.. vents closed... and put a mix of ammonia and chlorox... im surprised the poor kid didnt die fromthe chem reaction. then she would make him clean the bathroom.

she broke his arm... she stabbed him. she made him live inthe garage... wouldnt feed him n whenhe would steal food from school she would beat him.. make him throw up everyday and eat whatever her threw up.

she did so much more..

did you ever read the two follow-up books? if you havent you really should.

this is a bookthat i think EVERYONE should be forced to read. its prolly the only book that really ever touched me.

http://www.davepelzer.com/aboutb.htm

irma
May 19th, 2003, 07:51 PM
I think I have seen that man at oprah once. really an horrible story:(

beauty_is_pink
May 19th, 2003, 07:53 PM
i read these books a long way back.. and there all VERY good books.. you guys should check them out:

-A Walk To Remember [you kno the movie with Mandy Moore and Shane West... the book is WAY better than the movie]

-Janey's Girl [sad sad book :sad: ]

-The Search for David's Heart [its quite touching!]

those are the only books i can rememebr right now!

apoet29
May 19th, 2003, 07:53 PM
A Child Called It--David Pelzer
The Bluest Eye--Toni Morrison
Night--Eli Weisel
The Pearl--John Steinbeck
Push--Sapphire

Helen Lawson
May 19th, 2003, 07:57 PM
I cannot tell you how many biographies have been written about me, being the icon that I am. The one that brought tears to my eyes was "So Much Success and So Much Talent: Helen Lawson, the Woman Who Did It Her Way." It was filled with all kinds of stories about how brave and gutsy I was to get to the dizzying heights of superstardom. I had to climb Mount Everest to reach this valley, after all. As Anne Welles pointed out in the forward, it is a brutal climb.

*abby*
May 19th, 2003, 07:57 PM
i havent had a chance to read the two follow up books but i will.....oneday :D
i cannot imagine what would possess amother to do that to their own child!i sickening really
i cant believe that it is only the third worst case :eek: how can ppl be alowed to do that????????

Nicoleke
May 19th, 2003, 07:59 PM
" Anne Frank' s diary "

irma
May 19th, 2003, 08:02 PM
I assume many cases are never discovered either!

MarcusRock
May 19th, 2003, 08:02 PM
"See Spot Run"

It had everything. Difficulty, struggle and triumph. My, what a tearjerker that was. :sad:

skanky~skanketta
May 20th, 2003, 06:17 AM
mm...not a novel, but when i read medea i was sobbing buckets!it was worse when i read vera britain's war diary. so sad!and the best laid plans by sydney sheldon.i'm a baby.