Worst (& Best) Literary Couples

Happy Valentine's Day. Celebrate love in all of its best (but mostly worst) permutations in literature. (Clearly we are a bit cynical.)

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BEST: Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This: "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

WORST: Bella Swan and Edward Cullen

Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

This takes "staying in a relationship for all the wrong reasons" to a new level. He just said he wants to murder you. Take his word for it.

BEST: Louisa Clark and Will Traynor

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

As inspiring as it is heartbreaking, this is the captivating tale of two people whose improbable romance sets them both free.