"You must become so free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus
Night: What can I say about this harrowing account of concentration camps, Jewish culture during WWII and Nazi Germany? It's a tough read to get through, but it's one everyone should read.
A Separate Peace: This book got to me. I couldn't believe that friends could be so horrible and jealous to each other. I was only twelve when I read this and it still resonates with me today.
A Child Called "It": Just... the fact that someone was capable of such horrifying things and the fact that a child had to live through that... it makes me more than sad; it makes me physically ill.
Never Let Me Go: I remember when I finished this book. I felt distinctly empty. There was no hope for change, but there was redemption. Maybe not a "sad" read, but one that left me thinking a long time later.
Hold Still: A beautiful account of how a girl deals with the suicide of her best friend and how her own life is changed from finding her diary.