Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little
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I can’t tell you why, but this book didn’t break my heart a little. It broke my heart a LOT. And it did it in such an usual way because that is how Tamora Pierce rolls.
9. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
Every time I read this book I cry. The strength of these characters KILLS ME.
8. My Anastasia by Sharon Stewart
This was one of my favourite books as a child, and I think we all have an idea of how it ends. That combined with the friendship factor breaks my heart.
7. The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
I haven’t read this book in FOREVER. But I remember the ending completely destroying me. It was the first time I was thrown completely off guard by a book, and man did it hurt.
6. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
I listened to the audiobook of this (review forthcoming), and I SOBBED. I had to turn the book off at one point and could not continue playing it for a couple days because it DESTROYED me.
5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Two deaths in this book killed me: one when it first happened and the second the more I think about it. Obviously, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire also had their heart-breaking moments, but Mockingjay’s deaths have stayed with me the longest.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
If I have to explain this to you then you obviously have not read this book and you need to stop reading this post and go read it right now.
3. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
This book confused my heart and then it tore it into tiny pieces.
2. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
A little is an understatement. I sobbed through the last 60 pages of this book. THE LAST 60 PAGES. I’ll tell you more when my review goes up Friday.
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
I’m going to throw a couple names at you: Hedwig, Dobby, Fred, Snape, Colin Creevy, Remus Lupin, Tonks… yeah, this book definitely broke my heart. Add in that it was the last book of the most influential series of my life… This is my number one. Always.