I heard once that November is the month of the dead, and even tough I’m too lazy to check this fact on the web, I love to spread this “fact” to as may people as I can. So hello, everyone! November is the month of the dead! And for that reason my Top 10 is about Fictional Deaths!
Note 1: These are NOT characters I enjoyed seeing dying, ON THE CONTRARY.
Note 2: SPOILER ALERTS, obviously. (I’m going to do my best not to name who died, except for very popular titles that I assume everybody read.)
10. If I Stay, Gayle Forman
So, I just realized she doesn’t die at the end–oups. But the first chapter of this book really made an impact on me, and she kind of dies at the beginning, and also the rest of her family dies, so, you know. Death is a major part of this book, and it was really sad and everything.
9. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
I read this when I was pretty young, and I was kind of expecting it to be a boring classic. I sure did NOT expect it to go that way. (I’ve actually managed not to spoil this one at all, guys!)
8. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Okay, so this one I realize is actually a death that I enjoyed. (It’s my Top 10, I do as I want, hehe.) Remember that scene when everybody expects Katniss to kill Snow, and she shoots Coin instead? OH MY GOD I DIDN’T SEE IT COMING AT ALL. And for that reason it has a place in this Top 10. (Also, obviously it broke my heart when Prim dies, AND Finnick. So yeah, definitely Mockingjay.)
7. Extraordinary Means, Robyn Schneider
This book 💜
6. Looking for Alaska + TFIOS, John Green
Ahhhh, John. Don’t you enjoy making me cry.
5. Allegiant, Veronica Roth
OH MY GOD THAT ENDING. I did NOT see it coming. And then the ashes thrown while ziplining oh my god that was too much for me. 😦
4. The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
THE TEARS I SHED.
I WAS UNAWARE I CONTAINED SO MUCH FLUID.
3. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
Snape, and Dumbledore, and Sirius, and Fred, and Dobby, and Lupin, and OH MY GOD TOO MANY FRIENDS PLEASE MY HEART I CAN’T.
2. My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult
THAT BOOK ENDING, PEOPLE. TOO MUCH PAIN.
1. All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven
Probably the biggest book grief I’ve ever had, ever. I was in denial for a week, and then the pain hit me like a b**ch. Still can’t believe it happened.
MY BABY 💜
That’s it for me!
Let me know in the comments what fictional deaths hurt you the most!
Thanks for reading!