Being the chatty person that I am, (and utterly convinced that people are enthralled by my opinions), I am a member of various and sundry book clubs and discussion groups. The discussions in said groups cover a wide range of books, from mainstream novels to that quirky Indie book that nobody’s ever heard of.
A frequent topic that comes up when discussing the kinds of books I read is the “ugly cry”. What one reader says gave them an “ugly cry”, another reader may only tear up at. So it begs the question, “Just how ugly IS your cry?”
It’s a widely known fact that tearjerker books are among my favorite, well….because I’m a masochist like that. So I decided to delve further into the topic of the ugly cry.
Being the logical and analytical-type person that I am, (who actually almost typed that entire thing with a straight face!), I sought to quantify the levels of cry.
So I present to you, the very scientifical, and not at all ridiculous…
The Scarlet Siren Cry-O-Meter
So…the next time somebody tells you that a book made them cry, you can ask them, “On a scale of Andrew to Nate, how bad was the cry?”
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Jo Stevens says
Oh my goodness!!! I don’t know a thing about Andrew but I KNOW alot about Nate! I have never cried so much in my life. If there is a term stronger than ugly cry, that is what I experienced with Emi Lost and Found. Best book, series really E.V.E.R. Thanks to Lori L. Otto!!!
Scarlet Siren says
Complete and utter devastation, maybe? LOL I cried through the last two books! Such an amazing series!
I didn’t know it was possible to cry threw and entire book before! its a month later and I’m still in mourning