Tuesday's Question: Hmm...What is it this week? Books, Children, life?

What''s The First Book That Made You Cry?

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question. This is the first Tuesday's Question I've written in a long time, so I'm rusty, but here goes, (Although, I know you already read it.)

What's the first book that ever made you cry? Feel free to the replace "cry" with "laugh," either word is fine, whatever emotion you felt the strongest from a book for the first time.

Frank Kafka, once wrote, "A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us."

What book helped break the "frozen sea' in you?

I know this is a tough question to ponder, or at least it was for me, so take your time, because you can come back whenever you wish.

Alright, it's my turn to answer this question. Note: The first book to make you cry doesn't have to be a children's book.

The first book that made me cry was Stuart Little, by E.B.White, although it might not count, because my mother read it to my brother’s and I when I was six years old, so when I think about it, Stuart Little may be the first book that made my brother's laugh or cry, because tears rolled down my face when Stuart swirled down the kitchen sink. All of E.B. White's books made me laugh and cry, so maybe this answer is not the best. But, it was the first book I remembered when I thought about this question, or one of them anyway.

That being said, the first novel I read that made me cry was Watership Down, written by English author Richard Adams, and I'm sorry, but I have to include The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton  as well, because I'm not sure which one made me cry first, and both novels affected me in a profound way.

Actually, it had to have been The Outsiders that first cracked the ice in my soul, because I read it in Junior High School, I think I remembered Watership Down first, due to an unpleasant experience I had when I was a freshman in high school.

I was skipping my first class, mainly because all I did in first hour was daydream about reading in the clover across the street. Nevertheless, my happy mornings came to an abrupt end when the school called my home one morning and our house-keeper told the principal that I was probably reading in the clover across the street. How she knew I'll never know, but I will never forget the school Principal towering above me as I lay in the clover. He tried to be quiet, but his huge shadow shaded the words on the page I was reading, which just so happened to be the saddest part of the novel. I guess he thought I was crying because he caught me red handed.-Not-

Now, it's your turn, What's the first book that made you cry? Or laugh?             

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Sandee said...

I'll go for the laugh part of this question. The books that come to mind for me laughing out loud are the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I mean LAUGH out loud and often. I've read all 22 of them too.

Great question Annie.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Sandee, That sounds like a great series. I just added it to my Goodreads wishlist. I'm glad you left the link. I need something funny to read, and I love series. I also love how you capitalized the word, "LAUGH;" it's great when you find books that funny, especially a series of them.

Have you ever heard of http://www.suegrafton.com/? If you haven't, she writes a series of novels that are titled after the alphabet. In other words, the first novel is titled, "A" Is For Alibi, then B" is for Burglar, ans so on...

It sounds like the Stephanie Plum series may be funnier, but they're good. It's a series of mysteries solved by private detective http://www.suegrafton.com/

I'm happy you liked my question, and thank you for commenting. You're simply the best. I'm sorry for the belated reply.

Have a super great day, and I will be by to answer Wednesday's Question. I cannot wait.

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