10 Times Half of Your Favorite Couple Died in a YA Book
It was British poet Alfred Tennyson who said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Though some might find this sentiment to be true, it doesn’t ease the pain when the love of your life dies. Take our favorite YA novels for instance — many of the characters are struggling through life, but somehow manage to fall in love regardless. And then at the drop of a hat, it’s taken away!
Check out this list to see the 10 times half of your favorite couple died in a YA book. Make sure to stock pile the tissues! #PartingIsSuchSweetSorrow. (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!)
When Tris sacrificed herself in Allegiant.
When Tris discovers that the Bureau provided Erudite with simulation serums, which lead to the invasion of Abnegation, she decides to find out what else they are up to. Apparently, David, the leader of the Bureau, plans to release the memory serum on the entire population of Chicago so that he can continue his experiments. Tris, Caleb and the others devise a plan to release the memory serum on the Bureau instead. However, the location of the serum is guarded by an active death serum.
Bravely, Caleb volunteers to go after the serum, even though it is a guaranteed suicide mission. But, at the last minute, Tris goes in his place! She gets the memory serum and nearly escapes, but David — who had been lurking nearby, knowing that she would arrive eventually — shoots Tris! She slowly dies of the wound and her love, Four, is inconsolable. They had been through so much together and now his partner in crime was gone forever.