By: Melanie | July 15, 2015 | (107) Comments

When You Need to Cry Over a Book in Public

C’mon… we’ve all had that one time. (Or… if you’re like me… MULTIPLE times.)

Most of the time, reading in public is no trouble at all.

It’s almost as if you were still back at home all snuggled up in bed with a cup of tea reading. Almost.

But sometimes… we’ve all had those moments where things just get all kinds of awkwaaaaard.

Because awkward is forever.

Like that time when you’re reading along happily and you reach an incredibly EMOTIONAL scene, and you can’t help but wanna unleash your feels.

CAN’T HOLD IT IN.

 BUT… there are alllll these random people around you.

“Control your emotions!” You tell yourself, but it just clearly isn’t happening.

Yet you can’t help it. The book’s too damn emotional. YOUR FAV CHARACTER JUST DIED FOR GOD’S SAKE.

WHAT TO DO WHAT TO DO

So you do what you gotta do… and bring on the tears.

Though do it quietly. You don’t want to attract, that much attention.

And then you quickly try to act natural about it.

No biggie. You know how it is, getting a branch in your eye! Stupid branches! *waves fist at the trees menacingly*

But despite your efforts, everyone around you are all looking at you like

(Clearly they don’t know what they’re on about)

 But whatever, right? NO ONE MATTERS. APART FROM THE BOOK. So you continue to sob and wail.

The dribble, the snot, the everything. And all the tissues.

And then that one kind person stops and dares to approach and ask if you’re okay.

DOES THIS LOOK OKAY TO YOU 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Which just makes you cry more.

Staaaahp.

And because you can’t say anything through the tears, you just grab them and hug ’em tight.

FREE HUGS!!

But then they peel you off a few seconds later and subtly slink away, completely shaken.

“What a freak!” They mutter to themselves as they think about what just happened.

And that obviously makes you just want to cry 1000 oceans because HOW DARE THEY SAY THAT.

They obviously don’t UNDERSTAND.

Soon, you decide it’s time to go back home to eat some therapeutic ice-cream straight out of the container.

That’s right, cover those emotions!

And then everything starts to seem alright again.

Hell yeahz.

But then you’re suddenly reminded of that book you read earlier where your favourite character got killed…

And the cycle just keeps on repeating…

So tell me – do you cry over fictional deaths? Have you ever cried over a fictional death in public? And most importantly: WHAT IS YOUR THERAPEUTIC FEEL-GOOD FOOD? (You can totally tell from the post that mine is ice-cream, heh…) 

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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107 Responses to When You Need to Cry Over a Book in Public

  1. Love this post 🙂
    Anyway, to answer your question. I usually do not cry over fictional deaths. I am not sure why. But I do cry over goodbies and other emotional scenes like father saying his daughter how proud he is of her after she has been waiting for such words all her life and so on. Or when kid is confused and emotionally hurting in book, it would make me cry as well. I am a softie, I admit LOL
    And I ALWAYS have to have chocolate to comfort me!
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    • Melanie says:

      Aw thank you, Lucia! I am envious of your ability to not cry over fictional deaths. THEY GET ME EVERY SINGLE GODDAMN TIME WHYYYYY Yes, chocolate is amazing comfort food <3

  2. HAHAHA this is sooo true and relatable! Also funny♥ LOVED IT 🙂

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

  3. God, I’m a huge crybaby so I avoid crying emotional books in public. xD Or I try anyway. Last night I read a book that was so emotional and gripping, I was crying like 98% of the book.
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  4. Inas says:

    THIS IS ACCURATE
    but I never mind crying in public though. Like hell would I care about them people looking at me.
    maybe a lil bit.
    But most of the time I just silent cry. You know, when you cry but trying hard not to make a sound even though there’s a waterfall on your face.
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    • Melanie says:

      WHY THANK YOU, INAS. I love your confidence. I get all super embarrassed if I cry in public ahahaha. YES TO SILENT CRYING. I do that a lot.

  5. I honestly haven’t cried over a single fictional character before. I HAVE cried in public before, but it’s always me being chastised strongly… or someone went and insulted me.

    Do mental tears count?
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    • Melanie says:

      YOU HAVEN’T??!?!? I envy you, totally. Fictional deaths are ruining my life, I’m telling you.

      *gasps* HOW ARE SOMEONE INSULT YOU. *slaps whoever did*

      Yes, mental tears totally count!

  6. Oh I have totally cried in public while reading. I listen to audiobooks at work most days, so my coworkers have had to talk me down a few times. I usually have to get up and walk around the office to shake it off. No shame though!!
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  7. Hilary says:

    Those gifs are my life. I don’t bring books in public (SCANDALOUS. I KNOW) because my parents would look on me disapprovingly. But I did cry at home. Like holding my book and waving it at everyone and bawling out “DO YOU KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED? DO YOU? HOW COULD YOU NOT? IT’S CATASTROPHIC. SHE. JUST. DIED.” And proceed to wail.
    Nobody understands 🙁
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  8. HAHA Love this!! I cry at books all the time. Deaths, sometimes even happy moments can get me. I don’t ead in public much so I haven’t had the problem. Chocolate is my go to for a pick me up though. LOTS of chocolate 🙂
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    • Melanie says:

      THANKS, GIRL!! Yes, I cry lots of happy tears in public, but those are easier to cover up, hah. YES CHOCOLATE IS LIKE MY SECOND FAVOURITE FEEL GOOD TREAT.

  9. Emma says:

    Haha this is brilliant! So much truth in these gifs. I am pretty emotional anyway so yeah I cry at books. I actually cried last week reading a book while tweeting with the author about the crying – so I guess that’s semi public crying! Or crying for the digital age if you will!
    x
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  10. Amber Elise says:

    OMG all these gifs! To be honest, I’m usually able to reel back the tears when I’m in public (although I did cry at Chipotle one time…), but I’m really bad at laughing and giggling to myself while in public.

    Soo awkward.
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    • Melanie says:

      Hehe, GIFs ar the bestest, no? Hahah yes, giggling in public is another weakness of mine. People look at me like I’m insane (I probably am)

  11. Vane says:

    Looool, Melanie, you’re SO funny. xD I’ve never cried for a book, but I can totally relate to this. When I’m in public and something really emotional happens, I feel awkward, because even when tears don’t show, it’s REALLY obvious there’s something wrong with me, lol. NON-READERS DON’T UNDERSTAND US. EVIL PEOPLE. (Haha, the use of caps…)
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    • Melanie says:

      Heh, glad you think so, Vane! 😀 Hahaha yes that is me too sometimes! Like when it’s an emotional scene but not enough to make me cry…

  12. Eri says:

    I do cry over fictional deaths, especially if they happen to a favorite character, and I feel like questioning the universe for even allowing such a thing to happen. Funnily enough, the last public cry happened over certain scenes in The Last Olympian, for many reasons which I’m sure you’re well aware of Melanie. I’ve learned my lesson since then though and I never take the cry-worthy books out in public haha.
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  13. Oh man I cry over books pretty easily. Not in public though. I hate drawing attention to myself so if I feel an emotional scene coming I usually stop reading because I’d prefer to wait until I was in a comfortable environment, or I refuse to let the tears fall (a few inevitably escape).

    As for best comfort food, I can’t go past chocolate.
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  14. I’ve never actually cried in public! I’m stone and ice and metal out there (even though my insides are SCREAMING). But there were so many times when I read about a funny or cute situation and I try not to smile or laugh but. it. just. slips OUT. And it’s the most awkward thing ever (>.<) People either give me WTH looks or "is she seriously laughing about something in a book?" or sometimes they just look at the book I'm reading because they're curious (best reaction. A++. Please can more people be like this?) ha. These are moments when "home sweet home" has never been more true.
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  15. I can’t say that I’ve ever cried over a fictional death in public. I rarely even cry during movies; I almost never cry while reading books.

    I’m the opposite of an emotional eater. When I get upset, I avoid food. If I eat when I’m sad, I just get a stomachache.
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    • Melanie says:

      You, my friend, ARE MADE OF STONE. I am envious. You know, crying can be such a nuisance, particularly in public. Like after I cry I try to cover it up but my eyes will be all blotchy like I have some kind of rash or something O.O

  16. Valerie says:

    This one time I was reading the Book Thief in the library and I couldn’t stop crying and it was bad because everyone around me was studying and I was just sitting there CRYING OVER THE BOOK. And I just felt weird. But sadness.
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  17. Oddly enough, I found myself sniffling in traffic today on my way home because I was listening to an audiobook and it was just..well, it was just sad, okay? Just. So so sad.
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  18. Laura W says:

    Oh my gosh I love that one person that comes over and asks if I’m okay. I always make some comment about my dearest friend/boyfriend/family member just died and they ask when and I say “Oh, just now in this book, see?” It’s so sad when people don’t count book characters as real people! I made the mistake of reading the ending of both We Were Liars and The Book Thief in public… NEVER AGAIN! How can these things happen to good people in good books??? WHYYYYY????

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks
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  19. Every time I read a post about crying in public etc. I always remember that time when I was a junior or senior in high school and I couldn’t help but shed a tear or two while reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. That book was just moving and made me feel so many emotions!
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  20. HAHA THIS IS PERFECT. LIKE A+ GIFING SKILLS HERE. OMG. *collapses agreeing* But, um, awkwardly, I like never cry overbooks. I think only 3 books have made me tear up, and I can’t remember what the middle one is but I KNOW I teared up weirdly for If I Stay (I mean it was good, but not that good?! omg, why am I crying) and also Perks of Being a Wallflower because CHARLIEEEEEE. XD But all at home, alone. XDXD
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  21. THE GIFS ARE SO ACCURATE. I actually never cried in public because I rarely read a book in public place xD But when I’m home, I often cried over books! My best comfort food would be chocolate, but I’d go for anything as long as it’s food 🙂
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    • Melanie says:

      THANK YOU, TIFFANY! Spent ages trying to find the perfect ones, ahahah. I think most people find chocolate to be the best feel good food! i shall be here on my lonesome eating all the ice-cream. Oh well, MORE FOR ME!!!

  22. OH GOD NO I COULD NEVER DO THAT IN PUBLIC. Not even in front of my sister! To cry over a book requires very strict conditions and it hardly ever happens. But I’ll make sure never to think you’re a freak if I see you crying in public, Mel 😉
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    • Melanie says:

      Haha, even if I don’t like crying in public I still will because I CANNOT control my emotions. *sighs* Ahahaha, well you’d have to come down to Melbourne first…. xDDD

  23. This literally sums up my life! XD Totally on point!
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  24. Alyssa says:

    I cry soooo little over fictional characters. I will have all the feels and I will mutter at the book, but I don’t really cry, so I guess I’m mostly spared this. (*whispers* Do not let the others know, but I do shed a few tears at night when I’m refeeling all the feels.) Chocolate is totally my therapeutic food. Chocolate ice cream is best.
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    • Melanie says:

      TELL ME YOUR SECRETS, ALYSSA. I feel like if I get feels, I’ll just cry. I can’t stop it or anything, ahaha. YES TO CHOCOLATE ICECREAM. CHOCOLATE ICECREAM CAKE? HELL YEAHZ.

  25. This one makes me feel kind of bad…or maybe kind of good because i’ll never have to deal with this.
    I don’t really cry at books. Not tears running down my face kind of crying. Usually, the most that happens is my eyes tear up a lot. I’m crying on the inside.
    Ice cream does work best if i’m upset. My personal favorite is also gummy bears, though. But not particularly for this situation, since I eat them all the time.
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    • Melanie says:

      Haha, well everyone is different and how they handle emotions are different too! You’re totally lucky though. Crying in public is hella embarrassing. GUMMY BEARS OMFG YES. THEY ARE MY FAVOURITE LOLLIES OF EVER.

  26. GIF GAME SOOOO ON POINT! 500 awesome points, Mel! And the “because awkward is forever”? I WANT THAT ON MY SHIRT! I must say though that I haven’t cried on public yet. And I usually don’t really cry over character death? Which is not to say I never had. But I’m more the guy who cries when the emotion is anger or over family dramas. Stuff like that. So yeah. However, I totally laugh in public which can be SUPER AWKWARD at times, especially when I try to hold it and that only makes me want to laugh all the more. And OH, there was this one time when I was in a train and I got to the major twist in Gone Girl and I shouted “fuck!” like the normal person that I am and I got the sideway glances. Haha!

    Absolutely entertaining post!
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    • Melanie says:

      WHY THANK YOU SO MUCH xD Yes, I NEED AN ‘BECAUSE AWKWARD IS FOREVER’ SHIRT AS WELL. This needs to happen. OMFG ahahaha swearing randomly in public. Nice.

  27. AAAA this post is so relatable, it should be mentioned in those #relatableposts pictures on tumblr. While I HAVE cried in public over the death of a favorite, no one has ever asked me if I’m okay. People are mea where I live, but it works out fine for me in the end, so huh.

    Also, comfort food? KRISPY KREME. And that Naughty Lucy Burger from Dunkin Dougnuts. Also Haagen-Dazs and London Dairy. What. I like food, okay.
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  28. I’m reading Clockwork Princess right now and THANK GOD I WAS HOME because I totally looked like that Alison Argent gif – I was a mess at the midway point. This is why I hesitate to read in public sometimes! I hate being emotional, because 90% of the time that “public” place is my work, and I really don’t want to be a sobbing mess in front of my boss, even if it is during my lunch break!

    Oh and my go to food for book hangovers is definitely something crunchy like popcorn or nachos 😉
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    • Melanie says:

      I look like that Argent GIF EVERY. TIME. I really only have time to read on public transport these days, so if I ever read an emotional book… that’ll be embarrassing xP

      OOH yes Nachos <33

  29. Aentee says:

    Oh goodness, this totally happened to me when I read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness when I was getting my hair done. Poor hairdresser thought I was upset at the hairdo haha. Love the gif usage 😉
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  30. annie says:

    ok so i totally feel this but mostly about LAUGHING IN PUBLIC. i’ve never cried in public while reading a book – the closest i’ve gotten was in english class – but i have laughed in public multiple times and honestly IT’S SO AWKWARD. i have a hard time laughing / crying over a book even around my parents or friends but in public its like 50x more awkward. everyone just thinks you’re psycho so i try really hard to be stoic in public and just show no emotion.
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  31. It’s at these times that I am very happy I don’t cry easily, otherwise, that would be happening to me ALL the time – what with listening to audiobooks at work and walking home while reading an ebook. That is not to say I don’t embarrass myself quite a bit. I just can’t stifle a giggle properly, and when you’re listening to Terry Pratchett while doing labwork, well… Let’s say the results are rather interesting 😛
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  32. I’m not a huge cryer but years ago I started reading If I Stay in Barnes and Noble and just burst out crying. I was so embarrassed that I put back the book and fled.

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  33. Hahahaa! Great post! I love all the .gifs! I’ve amazingly never had to cry over a book in public yet, though I did really awkwardly cry during a movie on a plane with strangers…lol

    hmmm comfort food, my mom’s pho! It always makes me happy (:
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    • Melanie says:

      Thanks, Cyn <33 GIFS are the best, really. Omg ahaha I was crying on the plane when we went to America because of a movie but at least I was surrounded by friends xD

      OMG PHO!!! I love it so much <3

  34. Hannah says:

    HA! I almost always cry if I hit a sad scene in a book – so for me ,prevention is better than cure – if I’m out in public and things start getting dire, I have to put it down and only continue once I’m in the privacy of my own room!
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  35. Ohmygod I love this post! It’s so great and I can relate to it for the most part. You know because I have never had people approach me, asking if I’m okay. They just stare, rude! But yes omg. I particularly remember this time I was reading twilight fanfiction and Edward died and I sobbed WHILE I WAS ON THE BUS OMG. The embarrassment. Hahahahahhaha. And I finished the fic and I kept thinking, god why and crying all over again. One of the biggest heartbreaks I have had because of a story.

  36. THIS IS SO ACCURATE and totally made my day. I don’t tend to read in public so this isn’t a major concern for me but it has happened. And do I cry? Do I CRY over books? I practically invented crying over books! No, honestly. I’m a bit of mess really and if anything remotely sad happens I’ll be in tears. I think the worst case (of public crying) would have been when I read Marley & Me waiting at the hairdressers though. That wasn’t pretty. At all.
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  37. Jaime Lester says:

    Oh, the number of times this has happened to me! There have been MANY of these situations that I have found myself in. YES, i cry when a character i love dies. Heck, I cry at the drop of a hat, so it doesn’t even have to be that extreme. And I pretty much go for chocolate, cookies, birthday cake milkshakes… Anything sweet and yummy!
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  38. Baaaahahaha!!! I just love your silly posts. I can’t get enough of them!!! I needed that laugh, love it! 🙂
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  39. Oh Mel this was just such a hilarious and fun post! Hahaha oh gosh me crying in public over Allegiant because it was absolutely RIDICULOUS or Time Traveler’s Wife when I let a few tears slipped then rushed to my room and bawled behind closed doors. Good times.
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  40. Omg that last paragraph/gif. That is totally me. Going along with life everything is fine and dandy and BAM. I remember THAT THING and it’s like my day is ruined.

    Though, I have to say, reading a sexy book on lunch break at work poses quite the problem…. haha.
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  41. THIS. Though I haven’t cried about a book in *public*, I have cried about a fictional death. The Book Thief absolutely broke me – I don’t think I’ve ever cried so much in a book before (and in the movie as well). I guess in a movie theatre it’s different though since it’s dark and in something like that other people would probably be emotional too…I digress.

    Anyway, as usual your gif selection is on point and this is a fantastic post, thanks for sharing Mel!
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    • Melanie says:

      Yes, The Book Thief has totally shattered my heart. I was listening to the audiobook and when I reached the end… i couldn’t believe what I was hearing, honestly.

      Thanks so much, girl <33

  42. Claire says:

    Sometimes I cry when reading books, but mostly it’s the lone tear. I rarely, if ever, start actually crying.
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  43. Shannelle says:

    DID YOU HAVE TO USE TWO DOCTOR WHO GIFS.

    My heart is just broken right now. Crying X Doctor Who makes me want to cry. Totally unrelated to books, but that show has a lot of scenes that just kill the heart.
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  44. Lyn Kaye says:

    Let me back that first question up a bit and say that there are very few deaths that make me cry. i tend to get very ANGRY over deaths. Now, I have cried, in public, over a book. I think I cried three times in Ready Player One. I was at work, in the lunchroom, and the big climax just made me quiver and cry. THis is why I try to read in a corner, away from humanity. I usually excuse myself and go step outside to regain my composure.

    Loved the gifs!!!
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    • Melanie says:

      Oh wow, now I am fearful of Ready Player One! I shall remember to read that one at home where no one is watching. It’s interesting that you get angry over fictional deaths!

      Thanks, Lyn <33

  45. I cry ALWAYS. Deaths, happiness, illness, war, peace… it matters not. So I basically do not read in public, because really, I am just going to cry no matter what. Or laugh inappropriately, or gasp, or who knows what. Best to keep it to the confines of my room 😉

    Okay so my perfect comfort food? It’s this casserole my grandma always made called Savory Potatoes- it’s basically cubed potatoes in this whole mess of cheese, and sour cream, and cream of chicken soup, with corn flakes on top. It’s like heart disease in a baking dish, and I could eat an entire vat of it. NOM NOM. Or, if I am desperate, brownies.
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    • Melanie says:

      Haha, smart thinking! I am the same, but I can only read on the train these days as it’s school and I have a lot of homework, blurgh. YES BROWNIES. And that casserole sounds like HEAVEN.

  46. Love this post. I am so sensitive and cry over just about anything anyway. I mean, I cry at the Folger’s Christmas commercial . . . you know, the one with the soldier coming home to his family. Yeah, gets me every time. So fictional deaths in books hit me hard. The last book I read in public that made me cry was The Art of Racing in the Rain. It is the story of a man and his dog, but told from the POV of the dog. Yeah, just try to get through that one without crying. Ha
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  47. Oh my goodness this post is gold! Pure gold! I can completely understand every single emotion you feel. Like I am crying about a book, please don’t ask me about whether or not I’m okay. LOL!
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  48. Danni Mae says:

    Haha, you’re right! I’ve cried over books before, but only once in public! I was in High School and was reading in my gym class instead of working out so I guess I deserved any looks that I got for my tears.
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  49. This doesn’t happen to me too much but I think you pretty much captured what crying in public looks like. It’s even worse when you’re in school and everyone knows and just JUDGES you. *glares* Awesome post and gif guys! 😀

    ~Kaitlin
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  50. This is a struggle for anyone who are emotional. I get touched so easily that this is a struggle for me. When this happens while I am reading at work, I actually excuse myself to the bathroom and cry a bit. My teammates are mostly male, it feels weird crying in front of them! I once cried inside the plane a flight attendant asked me if I was okay. XD
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  51. Aden says:

    If the story is sucking me in, I’ll sob like a baby. I was stuck at a bus stop once while reading Hunger Games. This was before the movie, so you know people die, but it really just hits you when it’s a character you barely know, but already love. I had to put down the book, let it out, and then hop on the bus all gross and sniffling still. At least I got the worst out before anyone else was around.

  52. THIS POST IS PERFECT! AND I COMPLETELY, WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH THIS!
    This happened to me very recently, when I made the stupid decision to take The Wrath and the Dawn to school. That book drowned me in feels, and at a point, I couldn’t control my tears and emotions, and started crying. The worst thing is that my classmates are all new ( I started Advanced Levels this May) and it was really awkward!
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  54. Nikki says:

    This post is hilarious and SO relatable! I’ve cried over books before (look at what you’ve done, favorite characters), and my feel good food is anything sweet or with chocolate
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  56. Hahaha I love this post! I used to cry all the time over books, but not that much anymore…..I’m worried I’m getting cold-hearted. As for comfort food, anything sweet! Ice cream, chocolate, and doughnuts especially. 🙂

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