12 Heartbreaking Reads for Teens

Literary balm for your broken heart

Heartbreak, like falling in love, is an inevitable part of growing up. As painful as it is, rest assured, you're not alone. If you don't believe me, take a look at some of these books. You may laugh, you may cry, but you're sure to find at least one kindred spirit.

Eleanor & Park cover

1. Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell

2. Why We Broke Up

Daniel Handler
Monster Calls cover

4. A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
How I Live Now cover

5. How I Live Now

Meg Rosoff
The Forever Girl cover

6. The Forever Girl

Alexander McCall Smith
Undone cover

10. Undone

Cat Clarke
Crossing the Line cover

11. Crossing the Line

Gillian Philip
We Were Liars cover

12. We Were Liars

E Lockhart

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: romance, grief