The Saddest Book You Ever Read

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Wuthering Heights really depressed me, those people were all so jacked up and unhappy, oh my word :brown-blink:
 

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The Road to Teribithia just about killed me. I sobbed for hours after reading that one. :cry
 

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I sob buckets when I read that book.
 

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I'm not quite sure, but a book that's quite sad that I like is "He Who Longed for the Stars" (translation of Norwegian original title), about an alien crashlanding on Earth and living though most of human history while trying to get back home.

It's unfortunately not available in English.

EDIT: After looking up the author, it turns out it's by Thore Hansen, one of my all-time favorite authors, though saly barely translated to other languages. His books all have a sense of wistfulness or melancholy to them, usually mixed with wonder and curiosity.
 
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I have to stick with Things Fall Apart, China Achebe. Finishing the book was super depressing and the symbolism unmissable. Plus- it was the first and only time the Jackson 5 has failed to improve me mood at least a little. Powerful.
 

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It will always be Alan and Naomi for me. I always bawl at the end when they find her.
 
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The Fault in Our Stars had me crying on the tram...
 
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Black Beauty - it's Ginger that does it... I bawl like a baby.
The Art of Racing in the Rain - It's the reason I won't read or see "The Purpose of a Dog" or "Marley & Me". Just can't take it. Any dog or horse one, for that matter.
Bid Time Return - It's what the movie "Somewhere in Time" was based off of. Cheesy movie, but great book.
Message in a Bottle - I don't typically read romance novels, but the end gets me.
The Notebook - Just... *sniff*

Oops, forgot to mention Charlotte's Web, Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows.

Sorry, that is a list instead of a single one. Should have a warning sign for those: "Warning! You will cry. May as well just get the tissues." :cry
 
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Black Beauty gets me every time, Falone. Not only Ginger, but the very last paragraph... :cry
 

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Black Beauty yes and The Secret Life of Bees :cry
 
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Night by Eli Wiesel. A hard book to read, emotionally.
 
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Roheryn Sedai, I remember reading that final paragraph as a child, and just crying. My mother came into my room and I said, "Why did you let me read this?" :halo

And yes, Elanda Sedai... very, very sad. :cry
 
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Roheryn Sedai, I remember reading that final paragraph as a child, and just crying. My mother came into my room and I said, "Why did you let me read this?" :halo

My mom gave me a copy for my 9th birthday, I still have that copy :pleased-1:
 
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