Have you ever had your heart broken by a book? Because your favourite character dies, or because something happens that you just did not want to happen? Yeah I’ve had my heart broken by books loads of times, and today I am going to talk about the ones that broke my heart the most. Today’s TTT is a freebie, and I’ve chosen this subject, first I’ll talk about five books that broke my heart – then I’ll go to five movies. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme, created by the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth – OH THE PAIN, THE PAIN! I guess y’all know why this book broke my heart, and because there are a lot of people who (still) haven’t read the book, I shall not tell you because I don’t want to be that person that spoils the ending of a book. But OH MY GODS. I spent the last part of the book sobbing my eyes out.
Order of the Phoenix & Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – Don’t you just hate it when you say ‘oh that is my favourite character’, and then pages later your favourite character dies? Yeah, I have that a lot. This is why us fangirls can’t have nice things.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – Yes I know, I am reading a series about kids killing kids, I know that people will die – BUT WHY DOES IT HURT SO MUCH? To be honest, it took me a while to understand what had happened the first time, and I was temporarily confused so I didn’t have ‘the sads’ the first time I read it – but when I read it the second time, I did shed some (read: a lot of) tears.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Again with Mockingjay, I didn’t feel so sad about it the first time I read it, but after watching the movie (where I sobbed my eyes out) I did have some tears streaming over my cheeks while reading the last part of the book. Damn you movie.
Before I Die by Jenny Downham – This book, damnit. I knew already of course that a book about someone with cancer could potentially be sad, but I never expected this! This was the first cancer book I read – I believe not very long after my grandfather died of it, and those last couple of pages were just so awful and sad and everything. The movie was sad too – though it wasn’t that sad in my opinion because we weren’t really in Tessa’s head while she was dying.
Bridge to Terabithia – I’m not sure if I already knew what was going to happen before I watched the movie or not, but I do remember sobbing so hard when it happened. I had seen gifs on tumblr of this movie and decided I wanted to watch it because Josh Hutcherson was in it and I was a total Hunger Games fangirl at the time. But it broke my heart and now I hate it (no, I don’t).
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies – First movie on this list (although most of the books on this list have been made into movies that broke my heart as much as the books did), but goddamnit this movie was awful. It wasn’t a bad movie – but it was so heartbreaking. The first moment that I sobbed was that moment when Bard’s kids see him on that tower – and Tilda yells out for him and OH MY GODS THAT JUST BROKE MY HEART RIGHT IN HALF. And then there are ‘The Deaths That Shall Not Be Talked About’.. The first time I saw those (or well I didn’t even see one of them because I had my eyes closed, that’s how much it broke me) I sobbed so loud I think the entire cinema hated me. I hate this movie, honestly. *goes and watches it for the 348892734th time*
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – THEY COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAAAAAAAAAALL, but then The Green Goblin happened and everything went to hell. Goddamnit, I knew it was going to happen already, and I knew how it was going to happen, but I had not expected me getting so sad about it.
Big Hero 6 – I am not satisfied with my care, Baymax. Not after finishing this movie! *still sobbing*
Tomorrow When the War Began – When I first watched this movie, I didn’t now what was going to happen in the rest of the series – so I was a bit sad at the end. But when I had finished reading the entire series, and rewatched the movie, I sobbed so hard at the end, because I knew what was going to happen to the characters, and I just felt so sad for them.
So yeah, those are the books and movies that broke my heart. Now I don’t have a heart anymore, so I won’t feel anything when characters die, or when things happen. (I am kidding I still cry every goddamn time, even when it’s a rewatch and I already know what happens).