18 Deaths ☠️ from Popular Literature πŸ“— That Shattered Our Hearts πŸ’” ...


I am a voracious reader, as I'm sure many of you know if you're familiar with all my little bookish babblings. I read all the time. I read my favorite books over and over even though I know how they end. I get lost, I go on adventures, I make new friends, and I become someone else. The characters in the books I read – from Harry Potter to The Poisonwood Bible to The Great Gatsby – become my family, my true loves, my enemies, and my dearest friends. When they die, I mourn. There have been scores of utterly heartbreaking literary deaths throughout the years, but these are the demises from popular books that really broke my heart.

1. Fred Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Fred Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Characters from the Potterverse are going to appear on this list more than once because I'm currently rereading the series and I just can't help it. The series itself is chock full of heartbreaking deaths, but Fred? Fred hit me hard. RIP, Fred.

Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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