15 Teen Books with the Saddest Endings

Touching tearjerkers

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Lucas cover

1. Lucas

Kevin Brooks
The Seeing cover

3. The Seeing

Diana Hendry
The Book Thief cover

5. The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
If I Stay cover

6. If I Stay

Gayle Forman
Never Let Me Go cover

7. Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro
Ways to Live Forever cover

9. Ways to Live Forever

Sally Nicholls
The Island cover

10. The Island

Armin Greder

11. Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner
Orbiting Jupiter cover

12. Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D. Schmidt
Undone cover

13. Undone

Cat Clarke
Only Ever Yours cover

14. Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill
Last Wild cover

15. The Last Wild

Piers Torday

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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