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Cry It Out

Cry It Out

Grab the tissues for these sob-worthy YA listens.

Playlist Tags: genre: YA Nonfiction mood: depressing mood: tearjerker audience: teens mood: sad

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They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond & Bahni Turpin
Length: 8 hours 29 minutes

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist...

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Far from the Tree

By Robin Benway
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 8 hours 54 minutes

National Book Award Winner, PEN America Award Winner, and New York Times Bestseller!

Perfect for fans of This Is Us, Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms—how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.

Being the middle child has its ups...

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The Rest of the Story

By Sarah Dessen
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Length: 12 hours 4 minutes

The Rest of the Story

“Not only was this well read but it also addressed the relationships between different family members well. This was my first Sarah Dessen book and it won't be my last!”

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Elsewhere

By Gabrielle Zevin
Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
Length: 7 hours 1 minutes

Welcome to Elsewhere. It is usually warm with a breeze, the sun and the stars shine brightly, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful here. And you can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s... Read more »

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The Beauty That Remains

By Ashley Woodfolk
Narrated by: Jackie Chung, Michael Crouch & Alisha Wainwright
Length: 8 hours 54 minutes

Told from three diverse points of view, this story of life and love after loss is one Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, believes "will stay with you long after you put it down."

We've lost everything...and found ourselves.

Loss pulled Autumn, Shay, and Logan apart. Will music bring them back together?

Autumn always knew exactly who she... Read more »

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All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition

By Jennifer Niven
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Ariadne Meyers & Jennifer Niven
Length: 11 hours 3 minutes

This New York Times bestselling love story about two teens who find each other while standing on the edge is soon to be a Netflix film starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith!

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might die. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for... Read more »

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If I Stay

By Gayle Forman
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 5 hours 2 minutes

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of... Read more »

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A Monster Calls

Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd

By Patrick Ness
Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
Length: 3 hours 59 minutes

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one...

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I'll Give You the Sun

By Jandy Nelson
Length: 12 hours 57 minutes

A New York Times bestseller • Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Stonewall Honor Book

The radiant, award-winning story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera

"Dazzling."—The New York Times Book Review
"A blazing prismatic explosion of color."—Entertainment Weekly

“We were all...

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The Fault in Our Stars

By John Green
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 7 hours 14 minutes

Winner of the 2013 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

2013 Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Audiobook

The beloved, #1 global bestseller by John Green, author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and Turtles All the Way Down

“John Green is one of the best writers alive.” –E. Lockhart, #1 bestselling author of We Were Liars

“The greatest...

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Love Letters to the Dead

By Ava Dellaira
Length: 8 hours 30 minutes

It begins as an assignment for English class: write a letter to a dead person.

Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead—to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse—though she never gives a single one of...

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky
Narrated by: Noah Galvin
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes

Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.

The critically acclaimed debut novel from... Read more »

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The Sun is Also a Star

By Nicola Yoon
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee & Dominic Hoffman
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other.

Natasha:
I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not...

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We Are Okay

By Nina LaCour
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
Length: 5 hours 36 minutes

Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award — An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.

Short, poetic and gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A beautiful, devastating piece of art.
" —Bookpage

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your... Read more »

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Dear Martin

By Nic Stone
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 4 hours 32 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME
 
After a traffic stop turns violent at the hands of the police, a young Black teen grapples with racism—and what it means for his future. Critically acclaimed author Nic Stone boldly tackles America’s troubled history with race... Read more »

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