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Goodreads ''Most Depressing Books of All Time" - Now With 6 Times Greater Sadness

The Lone List Lengthener rides again! As my mood became more sullen while compiling this challenge, I started including more of the most sombre or distressing covers from the database (and even made a few dozen myself). But see what happens mid-way through the list.
One of the main reasons for lengthening this list was to increase the chances of your favourite sad book making it onto the challenge (just check out the Goodreads original list to see how irate customers can otherwise become.) Also, I might be a typical insensitive male, but I can't see why some of these books are depressing (unless it is the last book in a treasured series, or plain-old poor writing.)
At least 2 votes for a book to be included. Plus my own very recently completed addition at 606. 'Moths' is an excellent read.
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from goodreads.com · made by Markd9528
avg. score: 81 of 606 (13%)
required scores: 1, 42, 64, 87, 116 

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The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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Night (Elie Wiesel)
Night (Elie Wiesel)
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5
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
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Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
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Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
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Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer)
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer)
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The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
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13
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
14
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
15
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
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The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen)
The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen)
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The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
19
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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21
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
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Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
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The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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29
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
31
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
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Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
33
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
34
Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
35
Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
36
Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
37
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
38
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
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The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
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