Reader Evelina Anville mentioned that Uncle Tom’s Cabin made her cry when she was a kid. I had the same experience with the book at about the same age (9 or 10). But the book that I read 5 times when I was a child and then a teenager and that made me weep hysterically in a way that no other book has since was The Gadfly by Ethel Lillian Voynich. The relationship between father and son it portrays is so tragic that its trivial little love story pales in comparison.
I’m pretty sure that if I read it again at my current advanced age, it will still bring me to tears.
I also cry every time at the end of the second part of Don Quijote.
Which books made you cry?
P.S. I just noticed that I tend to cry for male characters and not for female ones.