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.”