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FICTION: Tearjerkers: Books to Make You Cry


Laika Teen Book Laika
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.

Abadzis, Nick.
TEEN ABADZIS
Chopsticks : [a novel] Teen Book Chopsticks : [a novel]
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."

Anthony, Jessica, 1974-
TEEN ANTHONY
Hanging on to Max Teen Book Hanging on to Max
When his girlfriend decides to give their baby away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to keep him and raise him alone.

Bechard, Margaret.
TEEN BECHARD
Hate list Teen Book Hate list
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.

Brown, Jennifer, 1972-
TEEN BROWN
The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous Teen Book The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous
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.

Crowley, Suzanne Carlisle
TEEN CROWLEY
Whale Talk Teen Book Whale Talk
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.

Crutcher, Chris.
TEEN CRUTCHE
Before I Die Teen Book Before I Die
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.

Downham, Jenny.
TEEN DOWNHAM
If I stay :   a novel Teen Book If I stay : a novel
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.

Forman, Gayle.
TEEN FORMAN
Looking for Alaska Teen Book Looking for Alaska
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.

Green, John
TEEN GREEN
The fault in our stars Teen Book The fault in our stars
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.

Green, John, 1977-
TEEN GREEN
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