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Goodreads "Not So Happily-Ever-After"

"Books that gave you a good cry with their tragic or untraditional ending. Here boy doesn't always get girl at least not easily and nothing lasts forever. Any genre is acceptable." (Goodreads)
Books with 3+ votes were included, except those with ratings <1000, which were culled ruthlessly as probable fakes. I had to keep adding works until I had safely navigated past the Nicholas Sparks books into the calm waters of literary fiction.
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from goodreads.com · made by Markd9528
avg. score: 42 of 226 (19%)
required scores: 1, 24, 35, 46, 59 

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The Time Traveler&#39;s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
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A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks)
A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks)
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The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
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Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
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5
The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
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The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
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Dear John (Nicholas Sparks)
Dear John (Nicholas Sparks)
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Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
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The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)
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13
My Sister&#39;s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Forbidden (Tabitha Suzuma)
Forbidden (Tabitha Suzuma)
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Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
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The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
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The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
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21
New Moon (Stephanie Meyer)
New Moon (Stephanie Meyer)
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Marley and Me (John Grogan)
Marley and Me (John Grogan)
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Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
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The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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Tess of the D&#39;urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
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Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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29
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
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Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
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Message in a Bottle (Nicholas Sparks)
Message in a Bottle (Nicholas Sparks)
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Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
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Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
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Nights in Rodanthe (Nicholas Sparks)
Nights in Rodanthe (Nicholas Sparks)
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One Day (David Nicholls)
One Day (David Nicholls)
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Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
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Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
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