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My Heart and Other Black Holes

"Seventeen-year-old Aysel's hobby—planning her own death—take a new path when she meets a boy who has similar plan of his own."—Provided by publisher.

My Heart and Other Black Holes

Jasmine Warga
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Warga)

"Seventeen-year-old Aysel's hobby—planning her own death—take a new path when she meets a boy who has similar plan of his own."—Provided by publisher.


Anxiety and Mental Health

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Ned Vizzini
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Vizzini)

A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.


Anxiety and Mental Health

This Song Will Save Your Life

Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.

This Song Will Save Your Life

Leila Sales
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Sales)

Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.


Anxiety and Mental Health

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets

A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets

Evan Roskos
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Roskos)

A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.


Anxiety and Mental Health

All the Bright Places

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—both teetering on the edge—it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.

All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Niven)

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—both teetering on the edge—it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.


Anxiety and Mental Health

When We Collided

Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family restaurant from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi from herself?

When We Collided

Emery Lord
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Lord)

Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family restaurant from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi from herself?


Anxiety and Mental Health

Finding Audrey

Fourteen-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.

Finding Audrey

Sophie Kinsella
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Kinsell)

Fourteen-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.


Anxiety and Mental Health

Stupid Fast

Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.

Stupid Fast

Geoff Herbach
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Herbach)

Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.


Anxiety and Mental Health

Symptoms of Being Human

A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students.

Symptoms of Being Human

Jeff Garvin
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Garvin)

A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students.


Anxiety and Mental Health

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Sara Barnard
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Barnard)

Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.


Anxiety and Mental Health

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