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FICTION: Tearjerkers: Books to Make You Cry


Laika Teen Book Laika

Abadzis, Nick.
TEEN ABADZIS

Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earths first space traveler in the Soviets Sputnik program. Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives, giving life to a pivotal moment in modern history.



Chopsticks : [a novel] Teen Book Chopsticks : [a novel]

Anthony, Jessica, 1974-
TEEN ANTHONY

In a love story told in photographs and drawings, Glory, a brilliant piano prodigy, is drawn to Frank, an artistic new boy, and the farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness until the only song she is able to play is "Chopsticks."



Hanging on to Max Teen Book Hanging on to Max

Bechard, Margaret.
TEEN BECHARD

When his girlfriend decides to give their baby away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to keep him and raise him alone.



Hate list Teen Book Hate list

Brown, Jennifer, 1972-
TEEN BROWN

Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.



The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous Teen Book The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous

Crowley, Suzanne Carlisle
TEEN CROWLEY

Merilee leads a Very Ordered Existence. V.O.E., for short. Her schedule (which must not be altered) includes, among other entries: School (horrendous) Litter patrol (30 minutes daily) Lunch (PB&J and a pickle) Bottle return (Friday only at the Piggly Wiggly) Dame Fiona's meditation show (Saturday only, 6:00am). The V.O.E. is all about precision. Merilee does not have time for Biswick O'Connor. Merilee does not have time for Miss Veraleen Holliday. He with his annoying factoids and runny nose. She with her shining white shoes as big as sailboats. Both of them strangers who, like the hot desert wind that brings only bad news, blow into town and change everything.



Whale Talk Teen Book Whale Talk

Crutcher, Chris.
TEEN CRUTCHE

The Cutter All Night Mermen, a group of seven misfits who are members of a makeshift swim team, come together to challenge their high school's sports culture and fight for dignity in a world where a moment's inattention can bring lifelong heartache.



Before I Die Teen Book Before I Die

Downham, Jenny.
TEEN DOWNHAM

Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list. And guess what number one is?. Released from the constraints of "normal" life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa's feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallised in the precious weeks before Tessa's time finally runs out.



If I stay :   a novel Teen Book If I stay : a novel

Forman, Gayle.
TEEN FORMAN

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.



Looking for Alaska Teen Book Looking for Alaska

Green, John
TEEN GREEN

In a stunning debut novel, Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding school students whose lives are everything but boring. Pudge falls in love with Alaska, the razor-sharp and self-destructive nucleus. But when tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of loving unconditionally.



The fault in our stars Teen Book The fault in our stars

Green, John, 1977-
TEEN GREEN

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.



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