15 Teen Books with the Saddest Endings

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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
Ways to Live Forever cover

10. Ways to Live Forever

Sally Nicholls
Last Wild cover

11. The Last Wild

Piers Torday
The Island cover

12. The Island

Armin Greder

13. Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner
Orbiting Jupiter cover

14. Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D. Schmidt
Undone cover

15. Undone

Cat Clarke

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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