In which we talk about the power of words…
One of the highest compliments I can give a book is to say that it made me feel something. If you think about it, the fact that words on a page from someone you don’t know can evoke an emotional reaction in a stranger is pretty darn incredible.
It’s the absolute best thing about reading ever.
What books have you made that emotional connection with? AND – are there certain types of characters or situations that bring out the feels in you?
The last few books that have brought out tears and/or pure joy in me are:
- The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (review to come!) – so many emotions
- Wildwood Dancing – all the swoons
- Everything, Everything – my heart!!!!
- The Dark Days Club – action thrills and tingly romance
When I was watching The 5th Wave, I caught myself tearing up when Sam was feeling lost and alone without Cassie. I’m SUCH a sucker for kids being sad/abandoned in books and movies.
I’m also more prone to feel emotional when a BELOVED character dies. I think we can all relate to that one though.
Also, it’s rare these days, but when a book truly surprises me or catches me off guard, I’m immediately smitten.
Your turn: what books have pulled out emotions from you and what types of things in books do you tend to react to?