Ramble: 30-Days of Books #6

I love books. I love words.

I am doing the 30-day book challenge to get some conversations started about books. Please do join in with a comment on your own books – or a link to your own post!

Day 6 and the next prompt is:

Share a book that makes you sad.

You may interpret sad in any way you feel appropriate from disappointment to frustration. Your emotion so you decide!

I had to think about this quite a bit. Clearly I avoid reading books that evoke sadness. Or maybe I just don’t respond to my reading with sadness? I mean one of the reasons I do read is to find escape from the reality of a life being lived. Not that my life is sad. It just an ordinary life and so why not seek books that take you away on a mental excursion?

The book that eventually came to mind is this one, a book about growing up and along the way dealing with tragedy. It is consider a Young Adult book and also I think it is a great rtead!
The book addresses death and loss. Death is real.
Bridge to Terabithia: . It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977.


“Sometimes it seemed to him that his life was delicate as a dandelion. One little puff from any direction, and it was blown to bits.”

5 thoughts on “Ramble: 30-Days of Books #6

      • I can across it randomly. It’s poignant, structurally very interesting, and tells a story that just floored me. I wish I could write something like that.

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      • I am not certain if you have written longer works – all I have read are your short-stories. Which I would certainly describe as “structurally very interesting”
        And then when story requires they are poignant and moving. It is why you do well in contests and submissions. Believe in yourself sir. You are a talented writer. Your works contain a powerful voice and flow. Keep refining it as you are doing.
        Keen wit and sharp observation and characters that knock my socks off!

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      • Thank you, my friend. I try and try. I have written longer pieces and am finally trying to market them. I hope I live up to that praise!


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