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Books That Will Shatter Your Heart in to Smithereens ...

By Neecey

Books can play a whole symphony of tunes with your emotions. They make you laugh and smile or they can make you cry. Grab the box of tissues because you are going to need it if you read any of these:

1 My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi PicoultA heart wrenching and emotional story about two sisters, one whose cancer is killing her, and one whose organs have the chance to save her.

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2 The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Color Purple isn’t always a nice or comfortable read, but it is an absolutely essential one. Don’t watch the movie; immerse yourself in the novel instead.

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3 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroA poignant and unique novel that displays an alternative and, at points, terrifying future.

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4 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Second World War is always a literary backdrop full of sadness, but this novel by Markus Zusak tells a story of that time unlike any other I have ever read.

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5 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook by Nicholas SparksWhen done well, a classic love story can swell the emotions like nothing else, and in The Notebook a classic love story is exactly what Nicholas Sparks gives to his readers.

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6 A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

A Single Man by Christopher IsherwoodAn unforgettable tale both of death and grief, and of the difficult circumstances under which a gay man had to live in the prejudice of the 1960s.

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7 One Day by David Nicholls

One Day by David NichollsThe story of two friends who love each other, but life prevents them from forming a real relationship. Their love story is tragic, gripping and sure to make you cry.

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8 In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia AlvarezA gripping novel based on the true story of the assassination of the Mirabal sisters, killed in the Dominican Republic as part of the terrible Rafael Trujillo regime.

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9 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste NgA heartbreaking story about a family who are having to cope with the death of the young sister and daughter.

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10 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong by Sebastian FaulksA sweeping and emotional tale of great love, all amongst the backdrop of the Great War. All of the ingredients for an unforgettable read.

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11 The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina HenriquezA unique book about the lives and struggles of a Mexican family who travel to the United States in hope of medical help and a better life.

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12 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenA recent worldwide hit with a big screen adaptation to boot, this novel of young love amid the adversity of cancer will take you on a whirlwind of emotion.

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13 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldA gripping and unusual novel that follows the murder of a young girl and the efforts to find her killer more than a decade later.

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14 Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas HardyThe heartbreaking story of a woman manipulated by, cheated on and ultimately undone by love in Victorian England.

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15 A Child Called It by David Pelzer

A Child Called It by David PelzerThe story of a child abused by sadistic parents. This is a true story and a terrifying tale of the human capacity for cruelty.

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16 The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerAn emotional mixture of science fiction and romance that will take you on a magical tour of the imagination.

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17 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckA classic of American literature that tells the heart breaking story of a unique friendship between two male drifters during the Great Depression.

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18 The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthyA stunning and unforgettable visualization of a post apocalyptic world full of struggle and the will to survive.

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19 Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. WhiteA great childhood classic that, even for an adult reader, will be guaranteed to stir the emotions and produce a little tear!

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20 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA much beloved and critically acclaimed story about the friendship between a wealthy boy and the young son of his father’s servant.

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21 Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy

Resurrection by Leo TolstoyOne of his lesser known works it still has all the soaring drama and rampant emotion expected of Tolstoy. Read the story of a nobleman and maid.

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So many fabulous books! Is your favorite tearjerker here? No? Tell us what it is.

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