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









   
The boy in the striped pyjamas
by John Boyne (2006)
   
The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (1989)
   
Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian (1981)
   
A monster calls
by Patrick Ness (2011)


The book thief
by Markus Zusak (2005)
   








The thing about jellyfish
by Ali Benjamin (2015)







One
by Sarah Crossan (2015)
   
Jennie of White Peak Farm
by Berlie Doherty (2003)
   
If I stay
by Gayle Forman (2009)
First book in the If I stay series


Butterflies
by Susanne Gervay (2001)

   

Dear Vincent
by Mandy Hager (2013)
   
Red tears
by Joanna Kenrick (2007)
   
Secrets in the fire
by Henning Mankell (1995)
First book in the Sofia series







Cut
by Patricia McCormick (2000)
   

Never fall down
by Patricia McCormick (2012)
   
Sold
by Patricia McCormick (2006)
   
A child called "It"
by Dave Pelzer (1995)








Blue skies and gunfire
by K.M. Peyton (2006)
   
My sister's keeper
by Jodi Picoult (2004)
   
The lovely bones
by Alice Sebold (2002)








Night
by Elie Wiesel (1958)
First book in the Night series







Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)















The five people you meet in heaven
by Mitch Albom (2003)







A voice in the distance
by Tabitha Suzuma (2008)