We’ve all been through those traumatic times when reading: tears streaming down your face, a feeling of utter despair. And I bet that you’re wishing that you had my advice then (you’re probably not but I can always dream!).
Here is my advice:
1. You can never have enough tissues. You heard me! You need something to wipe those tears away with and your friends will thank me when they don’t have your snot on their shoulders!
2. Take deep breaths. No, don’t hyperventilate but don’t faint either from holding your breath! Concentrating on your breathing will really help to calm you down.
3. Cry it out! I know I’m majorly contradicting myself here but sometimes it’s a good thing to cry!
4.Thrust the book into the hands of everyone you see! Seriously, if I were you I would be going out in to the streets and throwing the book at people until they read it. This is also a good thing as you can talk to people about it too!
5. Take your time! Nobody is telling you to come to terms with the book straight away! Even if it takes 5 years (it probably won’t do! But oh well!) it really doesn’t matter!
What do you do when you read a sad book?