Friday, October 23, 2009

Love weepies? You're not alone.

Are you someone who likes movies that can be rated by the number of tissues you should bring with you? Have you read more than one Lurlene McDaniel Book? Is your copy of The Notebook starting to wear out? If you answered yes to any of these questions than you just might be a fan of weepies.

Yes weepies, those movies, books or television shows that make us tear up or loudly sniffle even though others can hear us. If this sounds like you then take heart, there are others like you.... many others. In fact, the NY times even had an article about why we love to make ourselves so sad.

If you're a fan of media that makes you cry, here are some titles to check out the next time you're feeling in need of a good cry. And don't worry, we won't tell what you're up to...


20 Boy Summer- by Sarah Ockler
"Don
't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
This p
romise seems so easy for Anna to make to Matt, the boy next door, the boy that she's always been in love with and whom she recently found out has always been in love with her as well. Why shouldn't Matt be the one to tell Anna's best friend Frankie about their relationship? After all, he is Frankie's older brother. It's the simplest promise in the world. But everything can change in the time it takes to finish an ice cream cone. Suddenly Matt is gone and Anna is left silent on her heartbreak, unable to break the vow. But if she doesn't tell Frankie, how will she be able to avoid Frankie's get-happy plan, a plan that includes the kissing of one boy every day for the ten days they are at the beach? Would it be worse if she broke a promise to a dead boy or cheated on him?

A Map of the Known World- by Lisa Ann Sandell

Cora thinks there is no one in the world who has been by the death of her brother like she has. But she hadn't counted Nate's best friend Damien, who had been in the car when Nate crashed, in her equation. In fact, she was pretty sure that she hated Damien, after all, shouldn't he have done something to stop Nate from crashing? But, through him, she discovers that Nate had secretly shared her love of art, and she realizes that Damien might be the key to the parts of her brother that she never got to know. If Damien has these surprises, does he have others? And, does Cora really want to know what they might be?

Enjoy these but be sure to have your Kleenex ready...


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