As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve spent the last year listening to the Harry Potter books. I am currently at the end of book six, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and have just sobbed my way through the death of a beloved character.
I also sobbed my way through the finale of the last season of Unforgotten. That too had a death that gutted me.
As I've grown older, I've become less interested in stories that truly break my heart. When I was younger, I loved weeping my way through the end of Call of the Wild, Beth's death in Little Women, the piercing horror of Sophie's Choice. But, since I had kids, I've found devastating tragedy in books harder to parse. (I am still furious about Prim's death. There was NO reason for that!)
So, what are the stories that, in the best way, have made you ugly cry? And are any of them romances?