8 Books That’ll Have You Reaching For A Tissue Box

I recently finished reading a total tear jerker and even though it made me cry I loved it anyway. Honestly, sometimes it’s great to have a great cry over a book. So here’s some of my favorite tear jerkers. Don’t see yours on the list? Let me know what book has made you cry in the comments below.

1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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When Louisa Clark accepts a job helping Will, a quadriplegic, she’s not really sure what to expect. Will is sulky, moody, and a bit difficult to deal with but Louisa pushes forward anyway, determined to make him happy. But what Louisa soon realizes is by giving Will a happier life she may end up breaking her own heart in the process.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


John Green is a master story teller and holds back no punches in this story of two teens with cancer who discover their own little infinity. Despite their illnesses Hazel and Augustus are determined to love each other no matter the cost.

3. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

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This trilogy about the girl on fire who starts a revolution is now a worldwide phenomenon and with good reason. From the moment Katniss Everdeen volunteers for the Hunger Games her life is changed as are the lives of those closest to her, and no one is save from the fallout of Katniss’ revolution.

4. The Pact by Jodi Picoult


Chris and Emily were two teens in love who otherwise seemed happy, until Chris shoots Emily to death as part of their shared suicide pact. Told in multiple point of views Jodi Picoult shows us everything isn’t always black and white and lots can be revealed in those shades of gray.

5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman


Mia’s whole world is changed one day when her family gets into a terrible car accident. Stuck in a coma but aware of everything that’s happening around her Mia is forced to choose to let go or fight for her life and stay.

6. Rumble by Ellen Hopkins


After being mercilessly bullied because of his sexuality, Matthew’s younger brother, Luke, committed suicide. Matthew is then left questioning how to forgive all those he holds responsible for Luke’s death, including himself.

7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson


After calling the cops and having the end-of-the-summer party busted up, Melinda is an outcast in her high school and the more alone she feels the less she speaks. Her only source of comfort is her art class. Through working on an art project Melinda is finally able to face what really happened at that party and learns how to speak.

8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


Two weeks after his crush and classmate, Hannah Baker, committed suicide Clay Jensen comes home to find a package with his name on it. Inside are thirteen cassette tapes from Hannah explaining her reasons for ending her life—and Clay is one of them.


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