YA Books about Loss Yours and/or Those Around You

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The list author says: "What Teen or Adult for that matter doesn't enjoy a good dramatically sad book upon occassion."
Thirteen Reasons Why
1.  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The list author says:
  "Probably my all time favorite book in this category.  Sad from the get go but yet uplifting in the end."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,328 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Probability of Miracles
2.  The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
The list author says:
  "An amazing first time author.  So funny and so sad at the same time a total must read."
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Before I Die
3.  Before I Die by Jenny Downham
The list author says:
  "A compelling and emotional read."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

If I Stay
4.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The list author says:
  "An amazing book that has you hoping for the happy outcome even though you are very uncertain that your idea and the protagonists idea of the correct ending may be two very different things."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,793 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Where She Went (If I Stay, Book 2)
5.  Where She Went (If I Stay, Book 2) by Gayle Forman
The list author says:
  "Oh my God I want an Adam in my life.  The story may have only taken just over one quick night but the memory of it will stay with the reader for much much longer."
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A Rose for Melinda
6.  A Rose for Melinda by Lurlene McDaniel
The list author says:
  "Okay Lurne McDaniel has got to be the quintessential author for this genre.  I really coiuld have picked anyonte of her books for this list but as this one is my favorite by her I added it."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Willow
7.  Willow by Julia Hoban
The list author says:
  "Willow is i so much pain in this book and you really feel for her but I have to say what kept me reading was Guy.  He was an amazing character and while not exactly probably I hope it is possible for him to be real."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition
8.  Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition by Laurie Halse Anderson
The list author says:
  "Not about the loss of a human life but still about a powerful loss in the main characters life."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,686 customer reviews)

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Looking for Alaska
9.  Looking for Alaska by John Green
The list author says:
  "It probably isn't fair of me to judge this way but it always amazes me how insightful John Green is with his characters for a male author.  That said I love all of his books but I find this one to be the most moving of a great bunch of books by him."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,779 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Question 0 Nov 12, 2014
If I Stay was Fantastic 2 Sep 16, 2014
Delivery to kindle 0 Aug 22, 2014
is this book for 10-12 year olds?... 9 Jun 28, 2014
Heavy petting and Absentee Parents--Real Downer 11 Oct 6, 2013
Would this book be appropriate for an adult? 8 Aug 16, 2013
Why did the parents not care that they were alone in the room? 0 Aug 4, 2013
Renting books on Kindle from Local Libraries? 1 Mar 24, 2013
Renting the books I bought on my Kindle 0 Apr 24, 2012
Review of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY 12 Apr 24, 2012
Dystopian themed books 1 Mar 21, 2012
Pages Missing? 0 Jan 29, 2012
 
   

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