Books dealing with grief or hard subjects


Based on a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten Books dealing with Grief or Hard Subjects (Any Choosing)

Flowers for Algernon Deals with what can go horribly wrong when man plays God, and the sadness associated with low intelligence and how they are treated by society.

Deals with the important issue of rape and bullying in high school
Tiger Eyes

Blume excels with this one - dealing with a teenager and family coming to grips with their father dying
Of Mice and Men

Deals with the frustrations of social classes and poverty
Shutter Island

Deals with repressed memory/trauma, something quite important and tragic
Go Ask Alice

Deals with drug abuse/addiction
The Lovely Bones

How sad! A very realistic, touching book on the families grief of losing their child
It's Not the End of the World

Great for Young Adults when their parents are getting a divorce. A painful subject.
Water for Elephants

The abuse of circus animals, how nauseating.
To Kill a Mockingbird

A book that deals with racism