Readers: What's The Most Emotional Book You've Ever Read?

If you love to read, you know that books can be seriously powerful. A great book can make you feel all sorts of emotions.

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So I want to know: What's a book — fiction or non-fiction — that had a significant emotional effect on you?

Personally, after finishing the last page, I couldn't stop thinking about We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, a book based on the true story of four siblings torn apart during World War II. I'm eagerly awaiting the Hulu series to see if it can possibly compare.

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Maybe you found yourself laughing and then sobbing throughout most chapters of Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove.

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Or perhaps, after finishing Dolly Alderton's Good Material, you finally felt like you were ready to move on from a recent breakup that was holding you back.

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Or, maybe you couldn't control your tears in public while reading Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking on a park bench.

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Maybe the plot of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel gives you such goosebumps that you've read it and re-read it a couple of times.

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Or, you were finally inspired to take the road trip you'd been dreaming of after reading Suleika Jaouad's incredibly inspirational memoir, Between Two Kingdoms.

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So, if a book made you feel delighted, distraught, hopeful, fearful, or any other major emotion, I want to hear about it. What's a book that has had a major emotional impact on you? Share your thoughts and even share a photo (if you have one) in the comments below, and your response could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post. Or, you can drop your thoughts into this Google form if you'd prefer to stay anonymous.