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                16+ 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


Jeannie of
              White Peak Farm
Jeannie of White Peak Farm

by Berlie Doherty (2003)

 


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


The fault in our stars
The fault in our stars

by John Green (2012)

 


Sold
Sold

by Patricia McCormick (2006)

 


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)

 


Night
Night

by Elie Wiesel (1958)

First book in the Night trilogy series


The book thief
The book thief

by Marcus Zusak (2005)

 



If you want more


Dear Vincent
Dear Vincent

by Mandy Hager (2013)

 


Red tears
Red tears

by Joanna Kenrick (2007)

 


A voice in
              the distance
A voice in the distance

by Tabitha Suzuma (2008)

 


Lottery
Lottery

by Patricia Wood (2007)

 



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