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                14-15 Heart-wrenching, emotional and compelling, or overly sentimental, navel-gazing and insipid? You make up your mind, but remember, keep those tissues ready!!



Try these first


The thing about jellyfish
The thing about jellyfish

by Ali Benjamin (2015)

 


The boy in the striped pyjamas
The boy in the striped pyjamas

by John Boyne (2006)

 


The cry of
              the wolf
The cry of the wolf

by Melvin Burgess (1989)

 


One
One

by Sarah Crossan (2015)

 


Before I die Before I die

by Jenny Downham (2007)

 


If I stay
If I stay

by Gayle Forman (2009)

First book in the If I stay series


Butterflies
Butterflies

by Susanne Gervay (2001)

 


The fault in our stars
The fault in our stars

by John Green (2012)

 


Goodnight
              Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom

by Michelle Magorian (1981)

 


Secrets in
              the fire
Secrets in the fire

by Henning Mankell (1995)

First book in the Sofia series


Private
              Peaceful
Private Peaceful

by
Michael Morpurgo (2003)

 


A monster calls
A monster calls

by Patrick
Ness (2011)

 


A child called It
A child called It

by Dave Pelzer (1995)

First book in the A child called It series


Blue skies and gunfire
Blue skies and gunfire

by K.M. Peyton (2006)

 


My sister's keeper
My sister's keeper

by Jodi Picoult (2004)

 


The lovely bones
The lovely bones

by Alice Sebold (2002)

 


Drums,
              girls, and dangerous pie
Drums, girls, and dangerous pie

by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

 


Night
Night

by Elie Wiesel (1958)

First book in the Night trilogy series


Refugee
              boy
Refugee boy

by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

 


The book thief
The book thief

by Marcus Zusak (2005)

 



If you want more


The five
              people you meet in heaven
The five people you meet in heaven

by Mitch Albom (2003)

 


Jeannie of
              White Peak Farm
Jeannie of White Peak Farm

by Berlie Doherty (2003)

 


Dear Vincent
Dear Vincent

by Mandy Hager (2013)

 


Red tears
Red tears

by Joanna Kenrick (2007)

 


Cut
Cut

by Patricia McCormick (2000)

 


Never fall
              down
Never fall down

by Patricia McCormick (2012)

 


A voice in
              the distance
A voice in the distance

by Tabitha Suzuma (2008)

 


Keep your
              hair on
Keep your hair on

by Elizabeth Vercoe (2003)

 



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