Books That Make Us Cry (Part Two) Collected by Donalyn Miller

My first contribution to the Nerdy Book Club blog! 🙂

Nerdy Book Club

Grab a tissue. We pick up where we left off in yesterday’s post–sharing our sad book favorites.

and we stay

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

I bought And We Stay last summer because it earned a starred review somewhere. Knowing that the book was a tear-jerker, I never seemed in the right mood to go into the darkness with it. The book sat in silent judgment in my bookcase and stared at me as if saying, “Don’t be a baby, Donalyn. Get a tissue and get over here.” I dusted it and cared for it, but I didn’t read it. When And We Stay earned a Printz Honor last month, I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer.

And We Stay starts in the middle of Emily Beams’ story. Her boyfriend, Paul, shot himself in the school library–steps from where Emily stood. Emily’s parents (with the help of her aunt)…

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