15 Teen Books with the Saddest Endings

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Lucas cover

1. Lucas

Kevin Brooks
The Book Thief cover

4. The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
If I Stay cover

5. If I Stay

Gayle Forman
Never Let Me Go cover

6. Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro
Ways to Live Forever cover

8. Ways to Live Forever

Sally Nicholls
The Island cover

9. The Island

Armin Greder

10. Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner
Orbiting Jupiter cover

11. Orbiting Jupiter

Gary D. Schmidt
Undone cover

12. Undone

Cat Clarke
Only Ever Yours cover

13. Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill
Last Wild cover

14. The Last Wild

Piers Torday
The Seeing cover

15. The Seeing

Diana Hendry

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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