I am a very emotional person when I read.
A character reminisces their past, this is me:
A dog dies, this is me:
A character dies, this is me:
As you can see, I’m an emotional rollercoaster when I read.
But I’m always wondering why there are people out there who just can’t cry when they read. It isn’t fair to call them heartless since I wholeheartedly believe that they care about the characters as much as I do but the curiosity is still out there.
When we read, we are literally in the mind of the characters. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into the book. And if it’s a series, then there is so much more emotional investment. And that stuff is FRAGILE. Well, much more fragile for a highly emotional reader like moi.
We remember those heartbreaking times when…….
(WARNING: SPOILERS FOR DIVERGENT + TFIOS)
…….Augustus Waters broke our hearts with his tragic death when he should not have died. And when Tris Prior’s death not only left us shocked but broken. VERY, VERY BROKEN.
In conclusion, we can see how precious they are to us. So precious that we even have Tumblr tributes to them despite their fictitious elements. But who cares if they’re not real. We’re all waiting for our Augustus Waters, Will Herondale and Percy Jackson. And for the guys out there: your Tris Prior, Tessa Gray and Hazel Grace.
Okay, discussion posts are not forte but I’m working on it.
So, ARE YOU AN EMOTIONAL READER?
DO YOU CRY LIKE A DEMENTED HORMONAL TEENAGER LIKE ME WHEN CHARACTERS DIE?
WHO ARE THE CHARACTERS WHO HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART?