Top Ten Saddest Books

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41 Freak the Mighty

I read it for a novel study and a young kid dies.

42 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

Prim and Finnick die. Why did I have to put this up this should be number 1 already

43 Wuthering Heights

Wow... A list about depressing books and Wuthering Heights is ranked last -,- What is wrong with you people?

Basically depressing and shows the dark side of humanity without resorting to Sci-Fi plots

44 The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton V 2 Comments
45 A Monster Calls
46 A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

One of those books that stays with you. Undoubtedly a downer but the emotion that Hemingway pulls from the reader makes AFTA a true masterpiece.

47 All of My Friends are Dead
48 The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
49 Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
50 Assassin's Creed: Forsaken - Oliver Bowden
51 Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
52 Tears of a Tiger - Sharon Draper
53 A Corner of the Universe - Ann M. Martin
54 Martin the Warrior - Brian Jacques V 1 Comment
55 The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
56 Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
57 A Year Without Autumn - Liz Kessler

The book was so well written. So much tragedy in it, it was so sad. I loved the desperation of the character who was trying to save her friends little brother.

58 A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks

Why isn't it on the list? It is the paragon for "sad" books. Who could forget Landon's love for Jamie? Jamie's death isn't fictional. It could happen to anyone which makes it 100x more sad. I'm not gonna be a spoiler but this book is beyond perfect. If you haven't read it, read it. If you have, then read it again and vote if you agree with this.

59 Escaping the Giant Wave - Peg Kehret

When Josie died, it was kinda sad

60 Counting by 7s - Holly Goldberg Sloan

All of the devastating events just happen at once. - PianoQueen

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