Book Review: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Details Title: Wintergirls Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Published in: 2009 Pages: 278 Genres: realistic fiction, contemporary fiction, mental health/mental illness Summary "In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores a girl's descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery. “Dead girl walking,” … Continue reading Book Review: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

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YA Books about Mental Health

Depression/Bipolar Disorder All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork Anxiety and Panic Attacks Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella Underwater by Marisa Reichart Stronger … Continue reading YA Books about Mental Health

Book Review: How it Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes

Details Title: How it Feels to Fly Author: Kathryn Holmes Published in: 2016 Pages: 368 Genres: contemporary fiction, realistic fiction, mental health/mental illness Summary "The movement is all that matters.  For as long as Samantha can remember, she’s wanted to be a professional ballerina. She’s lived for perfect pirouettes, sky-high extensions, and soaring leaps across … Continue reading Book Review: How it Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes

Book Review: The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

Details Title: The Art of Not Breathing Author: Sarah Alexander Published in: 2016 Pages: 288 Genres: contemporary fiction, mystery, realistic fiction, mental health/mental illness Summary "Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Details Title: All the Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven Published in: 2015 Pages: 378 Genres: romance, contemporary fiction, realistic fiction, mental health/mental illness Summary "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Soon to be a major … Continue reading Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven