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Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About (cry, laugh, hurl across the room, etc.):
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Most people list the Deathly Hallows or Half-Blood Prince, but book five destroyed me. I mean, yes, Dumbledore is always in my heart, but I have two words for you, no matter what: Sirius. Black.
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Honestly, it was the cliffhanger of doom that did me in on this one. Or Noah Shaw. Ok, fine. It was both. I laughed, I squeeeeeeed, and heck...I really did throw it across the room.
3. Where the Red Fern Grows - I have a thing for animals. It's not a secret. I swear we read the most miserable books in the fifth grade, and this is one of them. I'm sure it's a great book, but it scarred me for life.
4. The Last Silk Dress - That girl just couldn't catch a break. There's something about the Civil War South that always gets to me. This book, the love story and the pain the MC has to bear with her mother is almost enough to break even the most hardened reader.
5. Many Waters - I still maintain that no list is complete without this one. The end kills me every time, regardless of the fact that I know exactly what's going to happen and how it's going to happen. Without fail, I cry.
6. My Brother Sam Is Dead - This was another one of the miserable fifth grade reads we had. Seriously...were we supposed to learn about death and dying or something? If so, well done, school system. You scarred us!
7. Marley and Me - Sweet? Yes. Beautiful? Yes. Heartwarming? Yes. Heartbreaking? Hell yes. Doggies in books are a great combo. Doggies and sadness in books? Not ok.
8. Catching Fire - I loved book one, but book two sealed the deal for me. There was raw power, and sadness and a near loss of hope in this one. It was so riveting that I literally couldn't stop reading it.
9. The Long Weekend - There aren't too many books out there that can elicit sheer terror from me, but this one can. The fact that it's so tangible and so realistic is what seals the deal.
10. Dark Song - My reaction to this was somewhere between anger, horror, disgust, sadness and utter revulsion. Not too many books can make me feel such a strong and powerful sense of emotions, but this one sure did. One hundred percent.