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FICTION: Tearjerkers: Books to Make You Cry

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The Outsiders Teen Book The Outsiders

Hinton, S. E.
TEEN HINTON

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parents' death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their society.




The Lottery Rose Teen Book The Lottery Rose

Hunt, Irene.
TEEN HUNT

A young victim of child abuse gradually overcomes his fears and suspicions when placed in a home with other boys.




Flowers for Algernon book Flowers for Algernon

Keyes, Daniel.
FIC KEYES

A mentally disabled man is given the chance to try an operation that made a test-subject mouse named Algernon very smart. He doesn't notice any changes at first, but gradually he becomes a genius. And then Algernon's operation starts to wear off... This heartbreaking story told in diary form is one you will not soon forget.




Hold still Teen Book Hold still

LaCour, Nina.
TEEN LACOUR

Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed.




The Giver Teen Book The Giver

Lowry, Lois.
TEEN LOWRY

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Now, Jonas is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.




The sky is everywhere Teen Book The sky is everywhere

Nelson, Jandy.
TEEN NELSON

In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.




A monster calls : a novel Teen Book A monster calls : a novel

Ness, Patrick, 1971-
TEEN NESS

Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.




Jacob Have I Loved Teen Book Jacob Have I Loved

Paterson, Katherine.
TEEN PATERSO

Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.




Freak the Mighty Teen Book Freak the Mighty

Philbrick, W. R.
TEEN PHILBRI

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team. An established writer of adult suspense makes a stunning entry into children's literature with this extraordinary novel about two boys--a slow learner too large for his age, and a tiny, crippled genius--who pair up to create on formidable human force.




Cures for heartbreak Teen Book Cures for heartbreak

Rabb, M. E.
TEEN RABB

As she navigates adolescence, ninth-grader Mia must deal with her mother' s recent death and her father's illness while she searches for friendship and love in the world around her.




You are not here Teen Book You are not here

Schutz, Samantha.
TEEN SCHUTZ

Annaleah's grief over the tragic death of seventeen-year-old Brian is compounded by the fact that her friends did not like him, while his friends and both of their families knew nothing of their intimate relationship.




The lovely bones : a novel book The lovely bones : a novel

Sebold, Alice.
FIC SEBOLD

This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.




Between shades of gray Teen Book Between shades of gray

Sepetys, Ruta.
TEEN SEPETYS

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.




A walk to remember book A walk to remember

Sparks, Nicholas.
FIC SPARKS

There was a time when the world was sweeter . . . when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats. . . when something happened to a seventeen year-old boy that would change his life forever.




Stargirl Teen Book Stargirl

Spinelli, Jerry.
TEEN SPINELL

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of " Stargirl, Stargirl." She captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal.




Stuck in Neutral Teen Book Stuck in Neutral

Trueman, Terry.
TEEN TRUEMAN

Shawn McDaniel is a mind trapped in his own body by cerebral palsy. He loves life, the sounds, tastes and feel of it, even if he can not communicate this to anyone else. But his father believes that Shawn is miserable...and Shawn is worried his father might be thinking of killing him to set him free...




Broken soup Teen Book Broken soup

Valentine, Jenny.
TEEN VALENTI

A photographic negative and two surprising new friends become the catalyst for healing as fifteen-year-old Rowan struggles to keep her family and her life together after her brother's death.




If you come softly and behind you Teen Book If you come softly and behind you

Woodson, Jacqueline.
TEEN WOODSON

If you come softly: After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.




Beneath a meth moon : an elegy Teen Book Beneath a meth moon : an elegy

Woodson, Jacqueline.
TEEN WOODSON

A young girl uses crystal meth to escape the pain of losing her mother and grandmother in Hurricane Katrina, and then struggles to get over her addiction.




The Book Thief Teen Book The Book Thief

Zusak, Markus
TEEN ZUSAK

Set during World War II in Germany, Zusaks groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she can't resist: books.




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