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Top 10 Sad YA Fiction Books That Will Make You Cry Like a Child

Updated on April 21, 2020
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I like reading books. I like writing about them. I read YA, so here are my top 10 pic for you.

As much as people crave happiness, the pleasure of being sad cannot be denied.

We all love watching movies that make us cry. Our favourite movies are thosse that make us cry.

The pain is real, the laughter is not.

In this post, I am going to share the top 10 sad Young-Adult Fiction book I ever read.

The character that has already suffered a lot, and they are still fighting. But they break, and with it, you will break too.

However, these book deals with depression, suicides, and self-harm thoughts.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Starting with the romance, TFIOS is the most popular romance book of the 21st century. Story of two teenagers (cancer patients) falling in love and having a good romance until they last are filled with sad life lessons. And how you can still love despite all the troubles.

John Green knows teenagers, and he writes mainly for Young Adults.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief is a wartime novel.

A girl who steal books from, and watch the war misery unfold in front of her.

Markus Zusak paints a tale of misery filled with the war, and its consequences on civilians.

No one wins in the war. Keep tissue with you; you may cry after reading this one.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The same I can see about this book. The Perks have no perks but the anxiety and depression of Charlie. It is about teenage depression perpetuated by the childhood trauma, with the self-guilt.

You may get to know how lousy childhood can ruin your whole life.

The books has won numerous prizes and is a best-seller. It is also adapted into a movie, which is also a real cry-movie.

The Outsiders by Hinton

This is another tragic young adult fiction. It is classic.

Stay Gold ! Ponyboy is a commonly known reference.

Two groups fight for the turf, more of a local street fight indeed. But gang war is still war, and kids, as irresponsible because they don't know what they can lose, they do stupid things.

Read this book to remember the recklessness of teenage life.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

The fantastic fantasy everyone is talking about is worth talking about.

Only two books but have an entire universe, and cultivate characters that will become your favorite in the first read.

This fantastic duology is a great time-pass, and engulf the painful protagonists. Each character has its story, that will water your eyes.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Another tear-jerker tells the story of a bipolar life.

If you enjoy a boy saving girl live, this is all you need. Dedicated to cliche, the book starts with the grief and ends with grief.

You know book is sad when thee book ends and you are numb to everything around you. Because what just happened is magically aching.

The Giver by Lowry

A marvelous dystopian novel by Lois Lowry deserves the spot on this list.

No robots, or political uprising, merely a boy doing what he believes is right. During quarantine, it is essential to introspect, and this book would show you how everything you know could be wrong.

To learn, you have to unlearn first.


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Suicide. Is there any greater human tragedy than this?

Thirteen Reasons Why is telling of such a tragic event from a victim's point of view after her death. She left a tape for each of the reasons, telling them why she killed herself and how they be to blame.

You will learn the reason of a dead person. The book shows that what you think is small joke could be a reason for someone's death.

The Hunger Games by Collins

The widely acclaimed dystopian fiction that changed the publication Industry.

There are many trilogies following the same formula as the Hunger Games. All retelling of this excellent book.

The story is hugely political, hiding behind the thrill of the deathly games. Read it, and you will understand the politics around a lot.

In the end you will see the unfairness spread across the world, and how disgusting it is actually.

We Were Liars by Lockhart

Emily Lockhart has a writing talent. The books stand on the misery, jealousy, rudeness of character, and break the heart of the reader.

Too much goes on in this book. The Sinclair family is none less than any typical Game of Throne family but in the modern world.

Wealth is not everything, and Sinclair family learns it hard way.

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Finally: Read Anything

The final request from my side is to read.

Just read Anything.

Reading is pure joy, and, as a book blogger, I like to promote reading.

The Young Adult genre is easy to get into, as it talks about the quirky nature of humans.

Pick any one from the list, and start reading.

And Keep Reading. :)

© 2020 kullumanaali


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