This is a weekly meme from The Broke and the Bookish.
- Harper Lee: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - poor Boo Radley!
- Leonie Swann: GAROU - though it is in general funny and also thrilling it made me cry - because cruelty to animals does that to me.
- Astrid Lindgren: THE BROTHERS LIONHEART
- Christa Winslow: THE CHILD MANUELA - Manuela fells for her teacher but there a strict rules in the German Empire - like every where else at that time.. - about teachers, pupils and homosexuality..
- Gudrun Pausewang: DIE NOT DER FAMILIE CALDERA (= "The woe of the family Caldera") is a German children's book about the Indian Ramon Caldera who lives in the Andes and goes to a town to have a better live. He marries Rafaela, a house maid. They are happy and get children. But after a while their luck turns and some of their children die, Rafaela and Ramon loose their jobs and they have to move to the slums. Ramon has to become a criminal to get by. At the end he gets shot.
We read it in school and after that I was up to save every poor indian - and all in tears.
- A. A. Milne: THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER - Christopher Robin is going to grow up.
- Almost every story by Hans Christian Andersen: THE STEADFEST TIN SOLDIER, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE FIR-TREE...
- Gudrun Pausewang: FRIEDEN KOMMT NICHT VON ALLEIN (= "Peace doesn't come of its own volition") is a collection of Anti-war stories for children - and some of them were really hard to take for me.
- Erica Fischer: AIMÉE & JAGUAR - a true story about a jewish women and a wife of a German soldier in the 3.Reich who fell in love. No happy ending in that - and my favourite love story.
- Charlotte Prenzel: KOMM HEIM, HANNE(= "Come home, Hanne") is a German girl's book from the 1950s/1960s about a orphaned girl called Hanne who finds a mother - and me in tears when the dachshund Lumpi is run over by a car. (gee, I think I go and cry right now again..)