Thursday, May 2, 2013

That Awkward Thursday (7) Crying Over Fictional Characters

That Awkward Thursday is a feature hosted by Wholly Books where it's not only okay but encouraged to share your awkward moments!

That awkward moment you realize you are crying over fictional characters...

I must say that my timing for this topic couldn't have been more perfect. Last week, I finished reading (well, listening to) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. This book literally broke my heart. Still, if I think about it too much I want to cry all over again! Yes, really! 

I finished Clockwork Princess late one night. I just had to find out how it ended so I stayed up and finished listening to it. And as I began to realize what was happening, I began sobbing. Not a tear or two, I'm talking uncontrollable sobs with the ugly face and all. 

Okay, maybe not that bad because that's just creepy looking but I did look something like this except I'm in bed with my pjs on and sobbing into a pillow. 

It was just so hard to listen to. If you've read the book then you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't then I won't spoil for you what happens! 

Anyways, I went to bed that night thinking about how the book ended and woke up the next morning with this sick feeling in my stomach. I literally felt like I could throw up. It was one of those experiences where something terrible happens and you wake up thinking maybe it was a dream then when you realize it wasn't you feel sick all over again. Yeah, that's what I experienced. 

So the next day at work, I am a complete mess. I can't think about anything other than this freaking FICTIONAL character. My co-worker (who has to ride in a car with me) realizes that somethings off with me and asks if anything bad happen. I said, "Yes! [Blank] [Blanked]!" And she said, "Oh my gosh, who's [blank]?" And I said, "Oh, just this person in this book I read last night." 

Okay, so maybe it didn't happen just like that but it was pretty close. She was very understanding about it. I've talked about books enough to her that she knows that I get way involved with them. Still, I went ahead and explained that how when reading a really good book you tend to get so invested in characters that they seem real, that they are real to you. That's how I feel at least. 

Oddly enough, my kid started crying while I was writing this post because a dinosaur named Blue Eyes died in the movie he was watching. I had to take a break from writing this post to assure him that Blue Eyes was fine. Apparently, crying over fictional characters is a hereditary trait. lol.

So who wants to admit that they cry over fictional characters? 


  1. Yes! 'Clockwork Princess' is my most recently bawled over book too. AWFUL!!

  2. Bawled my friggin' eyes out for Clockwork Princess. I was a total mess. I was also like that for The Fault in Our Stars. I admit to being an easy crier but sometimes it completely takes over my life. lol

    1. Clockwork Princess was just such a tough book to get through! I wasn't a huge fan of The Fault in Our Stars. It was okay but not my favorite. Also, I did not all. (I know!)

  3. I had a little sob, and I loved the epilogue which quite a few peeps didn't :-/
    I've been putting off listening to The Fault in Our Stars because I heard it was such a weepy...must steel myself first :)

    1. I did too. It was just so hard to listen to!

      I wasn't a fan of The Fault in Our Stars. I know everyone cried reading this book but I didn't shed a tear. :/

  4. haha it's hereditary! I'm trying to think of the last book I read that made me full on cry and I can't think of any. Maybe Code Name Verity because that was pretty sad. I really want to read CP so I can see why everyone's been freaking out, but I only just finished City of Glass and I want to finish TMI first. P.S. That baby gif freaks me out!

    1. I've been wanting to read Code Name Verity! I've heard nothing but good things about it!

      Honestly, I've been kind of blah about TMI after CoG. I don't know if because there's such a big gap or what. I mean they are still good but not great like the first 3. I think I ended up liking The Infernal Devices better.

      And yes, the baby gif is very creepy!

  5. It wasn't until recently that I became an emtional book wreck. The only books I had ever cried over were Where the Red Fern Grows and Harry Potter, but now I pretty much cry with every book. Dont even get me started on Clockwork Princess, I started sobbing in the middle of class and people asked me if someone had died!

    1. Oh my word! I bet that was awkward! I completely understand becasuse Clockwork Princess was just so, so sad!


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