The 100 Most Depressing Books of All Time

Depressing literature can be ironically life-affirming. Whatever problems you may have, at least you aren't stuck in a concentration camp or a dystopian future. Nor are you the ghost of a murdered child or a woman with sixteen personalities or . . . well, the list goes on.
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How many have made you want to die?
1
The Diary of Anne Frank
2
1984 (George Orwell)
3
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
4
Bridge to Terabithia
5
Night
6
Where the Red Fern Grows
7
Of Mice and Men
8
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
9
My Sister's Keeper
10
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
11
Angela's Ashes
12
A Child Called It
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13
The Giving Tree
14
The Little Match Girl
15
Flowers for Algernon
16
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
17
Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
18
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
19
Never Let Me Go
20
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John Boyne)
21
Thirteen Reasons Why
22
Wuthering Heights
23
The Catcher in the Rye
24
The Time Traveler's Wife
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25
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
26
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
27
A Thousand Splendid Suns
28
Sophie's Choice
29
Charlotte's Web
30
Ethan Frome
31
Jude the Obscure
32
Tess of the D'urbervilles
33
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
34
Animal Farm
35
Mockingjay
36
Old Yeller
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37
Speak
38
The Velveteen Rabbit
39
The Book Thief
40
Revolutionary Road
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