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Goodreads' Most Depressing Books of All Time

Goodreads members voted which books made them feel the most depressed after they finished reading them.
17,063 users · 78,400 views
 
from goodreads.com · made by Urgeress
avg. score: 34 of 100 (34%)
required scores: 1, 24, 29, 34, 44 

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Anne Frank:  the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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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Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia
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Night (Elie Wiesel)
Night (Elie Wiesel)
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Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
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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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Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows
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A Child Called It
A Child Called It
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My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
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Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
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The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
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Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
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The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
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The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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The Book Theif (Markus Zusak)
The Book Theif (Markus Zusak)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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Tess of the D'urbervilles
Tess of the D'urbervilles
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Mockingjay
Mockingjay
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The Time Traveller's Wife
The Time Traveller's Wife
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Sophie's Choice
Sophie's Choice
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Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
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Jude the Obscure
Jude the Obscure
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
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Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
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Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
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