Welcome back to my 30 Day Book Challenge.
Today’s prompt is a book which broke your heart.
Now here we have a bit of a problem, as no book has broken my heart. I must have a heart of stone because, as pointed out by Oscar Wilde, I can read the death of Little Nell without laughing.
I am going to go with John Steinback’s “Of Mice and Men”, not because I feel bad for George or Lennie but more because I feel for the old farmhand Candy, who is bullied by his co-workers into having his old dog shot.
“Of Mice and Men” was one of the set texts that were on the GCSE syllabus when I was at school as part of the Wide Read module. The set up was to read a 20th Century classic and a pre-century novel with connecting themes, so our teacher (no, not that one) select this and Thomas Hardy’s “Jude the Obscure”.