15 Teen Books with the Saddest Endings

Touching tearjerkers

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Lucas cover

1. Lucas

Kevin Brooks
Only Ever Yours cover

3. Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill
The Seeing cover

4. The Seeing

Diana Hendry
The Book Thief cover

6. The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
If I Stay cover

7. If I Stay

Gayle Forman
Never Let Me Go cover

8. Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro
Undone cover

10. Undone

Cat Clarke
Ways to Live Forever cover

11. Ways to Live Forever

Sally Nicholls
Last Wild cover

12. The Last Wild

Piers Torday
The Island cover

13. The Island

Armin Greder

14. Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner
Orbiting Jupiter cover

15. Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D. Schmidt

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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