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death and illness

 

LOSS OR PHYSICAL ILLNESS OF A PARENT

The Alison Rules by Catherine Clark - mother

The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson - father

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen - father

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta - mother

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - mothers and fathers

High Dive by Tammar Stein - father

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones - mother

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt - biological mother

A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd - mother

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott - mother

Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb - mother

After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates - mother

 

LOSS OR ILLNESS OF A SIBLING

Stay With Me by Garret Freymann-Weyr - older half-sister

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - various siblings

Many Stones by Carolyn Coman - older sister

All Rivers Flow to the Sea by Alison McGhee - older sister

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson - younger sister

You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn - technically cousins, but raised almost like sisters

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - older sister

Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles - older sister

Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison - little brother

 

LOSS OR ILLNESS OF A FRIEND OR PEER

Just Like That by Marsha Qualey

Upstream by Melissa Lion

Feathered by Laura Kasischke

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Light Years by Tammar Stein

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn

The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

Marly's Ghost by David Levithan

LOSS OR ILLNESS OF A GRANDPARENT

Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger

 

LOSS OR ILLNESS OF ANOTHER CLOSE RELATIVE AND/OR ADULT

Stay With Me by Garret Freymann-Weyr

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

 

PROTAGONIST WITH AN ILLNESS

Many books by Lurlene McDaniel

Forever Changes by Brendan Halpin - cystic fibrosis

What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci - leukemia

Side Effects by Amy Goldman Koss - lymphoma

Breathing by Cheryl Renée Herbsman - asthma

If I Stay by Gayle Forman - in a coma