YA Emotionally Damaging Books (Unless They Are HAPPY!)

There will be about 9 lists in this book list. It will feature an array so don’t worry! This was requested by Emily and Izzy because they need more TBR books! Though they probably only wanted around 30, I’ll just give them 300 or so! 😊

Me now to you:



Cause of Ugly Sobbing until 5am: 

Note: No John Green books are included in this list because it is an obvious choice. So, no John Green books!

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  3. The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
  4. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  5. Feed, by M.T. Anderson
  6. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  7. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  8. A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry
  9. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  10. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  11. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  12. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  14. The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  15. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  16. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  17. Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken
  18. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  19. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
  20. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
  21. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  22. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  23. Marley and Me by John Grogan
  24. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
  25. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (I am reading this now… My heart is in two!)
  26. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  27. Arsen by Mia Asher
  28. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  29. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  30. The giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  31. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  32. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  33. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  34. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  35. Raelia by Lynette Noni
  36. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  37. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  38. Counting by Sevens by
  39. Champion by Marie Lu
  40. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

I do believe that that is enough in that category! Satisfied Izzy and Emily?!

Since not everyone enjoys heart breakers, I shall include another couple of lists…

Awesome Characters with Emotional Baggage:

This one will be shorter.

  1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  2. Coreyography by Corey Feldman
  3. The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne
  4. Capote by Geral Clarke
  5. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  6. Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
  7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. Zelda by Nancy Milford
  10. The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  11. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  12. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  13. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  14. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  15. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Um… Yeah. Much shorter… Ok- next!

You Just Lost Every Ounce of Composture and Control Thanks to These Books…

Goodbye world fantasy and sci-fi control! Bring it on life! There will be a lot of books in this one…

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  3. Chosen by P.C. Cast
  4. Poseidon’s Children by Michael West
  5. The Wide Game by Michael West
  6. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  7. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
  8. Spellbent by Lucy A. Snyder
  9. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Are they relatives!?)
  10. The Selection by Kiera Cass (Mia, happy!?)
  11. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
  12. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
  13. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
  14. Fallen by Lauren Kate
  15. Teardrop by Lauren Kate
  16. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  17. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
  18. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Ally and I got this put in senior fiction! Such a great achievement…)
  19. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  20. The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
  21. Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  22. How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler
  23. Feed by Mira Grant
  24. My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey
  25. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  26. 13 to Life by Shannon Delany
  27. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  28. Water for Elephants by Sara Gryen
  29. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  30. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  31. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkles
  32. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  33. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  34. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
  35. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
  36. Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne

That is a good list- one of my favourites! But… you know, not for everyone. So, NEXT!

Books that Move You:

Anything that provokes a reaction from you… Anything more than… ‘Hmmm…’

If you want something more, read on!
  1. Champion by Marie Lu
  2. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  3. Paradox Love by Dorothy Gravell
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  6. Phantoms by Dean Koontz
  7. The Game Changer by L. M. Trio
  8. I Remember Mama by John Van Druten
  9. A Psalm for Cock Robin by E. E. Doc Murdock
  10. The Provocateur by Michael Stephenson
  11. All I know by Ashly Lorenzana
  12. The Leopard Vanguard by T. A. Uner
  13. Light Under the House by Aaron L.
  14. Learning to Kiss in the Snow
  15. Ruined by Amy Tintera

There are more lists but I have been working on this for over two months so…

Now, you may say, ‘You don’t have my favourite genre up here! Now what am I meant to read?! This was meant to be helpful!’

Well, I tried my best.

But I hope you found something here!



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