Saddest Love Story of All Time?

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Re: Saddest Love Story of All Time?

Post by Julie Green » 20 Jun 2018, 16:15

For you like a sad romance, you might give One Day by David Nicholls a try. Definitely one of those stories that will stay with you for a few days after you put the book down.

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Post by _ayshaaaa_ » 21 Jun 2018, 14:54

I am going to go with A Walk To Remember and Me Before You (although I know a lot of people disliked it).
For some weird reasons, TFIOS failed to make me shed even one drop :/ Although Looking For Alaska was a sad one-sided love story (but I hope that counts).

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Post by Jnlacy1102 » 21 Jun 2018, 17:56

I definitely have to agree on A Walk to Remember! Both the book and the movie are guaranteed cry-inducers. I also loved My Sister's Keeper. It has been a long time since I read it, but I cried my eyes out at the ending.

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Post by pricklypurple » 27 Jun 2018, 08:18

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

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Post by coffeeteal » 15 Jun 2019, 13:14

To me, the little mermaid is the saddest love story. I read it when I was in my junior school. It was my first love-based novel and it has an impact at that tender age :P
Another saddest love story would be Wuthering Heights! I think everyone can agree with that.
I can't agree that a walk to remember is the saddest love story though many feel so. To me, it is the sincerest love story ever penned down and it never fails to instill my faith in love which gets changed and tested through age :) I have read it thrice so far at different phases of life and it is also my only favourite book as a love story.

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Post by Choine » 17 Jun 2019, 18:15

I hate to go with a cliché, but m choice would be The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. The movie was good, but the book took my breath away. I remember just closing it when i was finished reading and saying “wow”.

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Post by Sinclairess » 22 Jun 2019, 13:36

TobiOrNotTobi wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 20:34
In your opinion, what do you think is the saddest love story of all time? I'd love to read (if not read yet) the books you guys will mention because torturing yourself with the feels is what I do best :handgestures-thumbsup:
Definitely Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo. It's about a soldier who steps on a land mine and he survives... :violence-bomb:
but with none of his senses, only the sense of touch. He is not brain dead but still thinks and has memories. It is so sad that I didn't even read the whole thing yet... only a sample... gotta be in the right state of mind to handle that book. :crying-yellow:
“It's far less important to me to be liked these days than to be understood.” :sad-teareye:
― Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Post by mariana90 » 25 Jun 2019, 19:31

Probably Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson. Damn, that book made my cry so hard. It isn't necessarily a "love" story, because it's the story of two teens and romance isn't really dwelt upon, but it's going to make you ugly-cry for several minutes (or hours).

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Post by Kro92813 » 18 Jul 2019, 23:14

Is ps I love you also a book, because that movie makes me bawl like a baby every. Single. Time.

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Post by cassiekeech2019 » 29 Jul 2019, 21:34

Marley and Me.

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Post by Cardui » 13 Aug 2019, 20:18

ScoutWrites wrote:
08 May 2018, 09:34
I haven't read many love stories, but The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is probably the most heartbreaking thing I've read, at least recently. If you've already read that one, his latest novel Turtles All the Way Down isn't quite as sad, but it deals with mental illness in a way that is kind of tragic.
I agree, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was so sad but a great book.

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Post by KatiesReading » 14 Aug 2019, 05:32

Really any Nicolas Sparks novel, he really loves to write a tear-jerker.

But if you're looking for something a little different, then "Adrift: A true story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea" is an absolutely incredible read!

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