Feels: Why I’ll Never Forget These Plotlines

Having an emotional attachment to a book is part of the reason why some stories are impossible to let go of. I think it’s fair to say the emotion books evoke lead to reading addictions. At least, that’s why I enjoy reading. Besides the escapism, of course.

I’ve included the links to each book on Goodreads, as those descriptions are more informative than my blurbs.

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Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13454149-barely-breathing

I am currently reading this trilogy and am so overwhelmed by the drama and emotion, I’m forcing myself not to dive into the last book just yet. Life is complicated, and Rebecca Donovan does not downplay this feature at all.

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The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18335634-clockwork-princess?from_search=true

I still cannot get over the ending to this trilogy! Throughout the series, Cassandra Clare strings you along with character relations and then rips your heart out in the last twenty pages. 

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The Someday Suitcase by Corey Ann Haydu

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29536748-the-someday-suitcase?from_search=true

My little sister and I found this treasure while browsing the stock at Barnes and Noble. Though this is a middle-grade book, the best friend let-me-save-your-life dynamic does not disappoint. Incredibly sad. Incredibly worth the read.

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The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35604686-the-astonishing-color-of-after?ac=1&from_search=true

A gripping story about a mother’s suicide, tangled family lines, and falling in love with your best friend. This book was also nominated for Best Debut Author and Best YA Fiction on Goodreads. And of course, I voted for it in both categories.

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Tamar by Mal Peet

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/357160.Tamar?from_search=true

This is a historical book that takes place during World War II. However, the perspective also bounces back to the present, weaving and tracing family history. Or so the reader thinks… A vivid account of the devastating past.

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Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30899279-dead-letters?from_search=true

Any book about the breaking of bonds between sisters by tragic means usually finds a place in my heart. This book, however, took it to another level. I was not expecting the conclusion in the slightest. I wish my sisters read– I’ve recommended this book to them enough times to know they’ll probably never adopt the hobby.

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Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33972789-snow-rose

This is another book about sisters, but not so much about them being separated by tragic means. Overall, this was a heartfelt story, with fairytale qualities. And don’t even get me started on the lovely illustrations… 

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The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22509955-the-terrible-two?from_search=true

I had to read this when I was coaching Battle of the Books for my little brother. My initial thought of “this book is going to be a waste of my time” was completely wrong. This book is hilarious, and the series only gets better. For a humorous children’s book, it also has its serious moments. I appreciated that. The best friend dynamic is relatable. I’m anxious for the release of the final book this December!

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The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24396876-the-thing-about-jellyfish

My little sister tends to hand me the most depressing books she can find because that’s what she enjoys. This was one of them. Scientific. Honest. Heartbreaking.

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The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25337548-the-ethan-i-was-before

I checked this out from the library, read it in one sitting, and was so torn, I had to purchase my own copy. I guess best friends and death really get to me.

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