Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TOP TEN TUESDAY: The Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is the Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens  Ugh! Estella is so mean. It breaks my heart that she breaks Pip’s heart.

Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Ginny had to go back to America without the cute boy or the last bit of information. Thank goodness Maureen Johnson wrote The Last Little Blue Envelope.

The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Oh, Timothy, you were an awesome friend and mentor.

Of Mice and Men by John Stienbeck
The last scene? Yeah. Shocking and sad.

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
It wasn’t the love story stuff… it was two deaths in particular (one in The Hunger Games and one at the end of Mockingjay) that made me so sad.

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
Such an amazing spirit lost to evil.

Revolution by Jennifer DonnellyI wanted real history to be different so the book would have a happier ending.

The Iron Fey books by Julie Kagawa
Puck & Ash’s friendship tested over a girl. Twice.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyBurning books and the way the society treated those who loved to read & talk broke my heart.

Before I Fall by Lauren OliverLife lessons and the meaning of sacrifice becomes more and more heartbreaking each time the day happens.

**BONUS: Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Whose heart doesn’t break for these star-crossed lovers?

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