What are the best books with tragic endings?

asked by Giselle Falcutila
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    #1The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Aaradhya Gupta
    Written on November 30, 2018
    "*SPOILER ALERT* TFIOS is the very first book of John Green that i read. When i read it i was already expecting that this would have a tragic ending but still i cried buckets of tears when i read the part where Augustus Waters died. tbh i was expecting that Hazel Grace will die first. "
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    #2The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of Audrey Niffenegger, which is about the story of married couple Clare and Henry who try to make their marriage work. It comes as they struggling with Henry's strange disorder of time traveling. 


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    Brenda Contreras
    Written on October 24, 2018
    "The theme of waiting is very much emphasized in this book. It's just so painful to read how Clare was waiting for Henry to come back and that gave me a sense of anguish and anticipation as I read through the ending. This is so sad!"
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    #3The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.

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    David Peters
    Written on October 24, 2018
    "I'd like to commend this work of lit as a very thoughtfu;l one, all culminating towards a melancholic ending. Somehow tragic indeed, because we see Death walking down the memory lane with Liesel's Book Thief book"
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    #4My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.


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    Katherine Hopkins
    Written on October 24, 2018
    "This book devastated me to bits! Why is such manipulative system so existent and alive in the book it seems so real!!! The ending omg it had be crying for three nights remembering it! This has so much impact on me!"
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    #5Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a dystopian science fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of three children who are studying in an exclusive boarding school and their 'special gift'.


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    Barbara George
    Written on October 24, 2018
    "This book got me extremely sad for these children's inevitable fates. How they couldn't live as they should because they are only "healthy" spares for other people. Just how sad is that?"
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    #6Flowers for Algernon

    Flowers for Algernon
    Flowers for Algernon is a novel written by Daniel Keyes. It tells the story of Charlie, who agrees to be a human subject for an experimental brain operation, following the success of the operation on Algernon, a white mouse.

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    Brandon Barnes
    Written on November 30, 2018
    "FYI this book has been banned to be taught in schools due to its sexual content. But i read the book when i was in my teens and i liked it even its ending although it is heartbreaking. I do believe that this book is very complex for even high-level students eh. "
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    #7The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Bruno returns home after a school day in the Berlin of 1942, when he discovers that his family should move to another house close to a tall fence where he can see strange people in the distance. Bruno discovers there a desolate place where he'll make a friendship, with devastating consequences. 


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    Lol Loop
    Written on December 3, 2018
    "It is such an emotional book I recommend it for ages 12 and up"
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    #8A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.

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    Armando Ríos
    Written on November 30, 2018
    "Will never get tired of reading this book. I have been re-reading once every year. It has made me cry like ugly cry. I was hoping this will have a happy ending but no it had a tragic ending which will break your heart. And yeah i also watched the movie adaptation of this book which also made me cry buckets of tears. "
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    #9The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 


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    Anika Rathore
    Written on October 24, 2018
    "This is such a heartfelt movie which I got to watch when I was younger and now rewatching this makes me remmeber all the past sadness I've got with this movie!"
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    #10Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.


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    Iris Bai
    Written on November 30, 2018
    "I am a big fan of the Hunger Games series. In this final book several notable characters have died, which made it painful to read. Additionally, the last three pages of the book is indeed heavy and so intense to read. "


Best What are the best books with tragic endings
1The Fault in Our StarsBooks 5 Paid
2The Time Traveler's WifeBooks 1 Paid
3The Book ThiefBooks 0 Paid
4My Sister's KeeperBooks 0 Paid
5Never Let Me GoBooks 0 Paid
6Flowers for AlgernonBooks 0 Paid
7The Boy in the Striped PajamasBooks 0 Paid
8A Walk to RememberBooks -1 Paid
9The NotebookBooks -1 Paid
10Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)Books -1 Paid

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