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Saddest Books of All Time

Set down a box of tissues, because this list is packed with books that had either sad endings or had your eyes watering the whole way. If there's an upsetting book that isn't on this list, you're welcome to go onto the comments and make more requests.
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
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Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
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Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows
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5
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
6
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
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The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
8
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
9
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
10
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
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A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
12
Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
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13
Jude the Obscure
Jude the Obscure
14
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
15
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
16
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
17
The Book Thief
The Book Thief
18
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
19
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
20
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
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21
Night (Elie Wiesel)
Night (Elie Wiesel)
22
Old Yeller (Fred Gipson)
Old Yeller (Fred Gipson)
23
Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
24
The Green Mile (Stephen King)
The Green Mile (Stephen King)
25
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
26
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
27
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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29
Speak
Speak
30
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
32
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
33
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
34
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
35
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
36
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
37
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
38
Anne Frank:  the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
39
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Marquez)
40
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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