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Made You Up

by Francesca Zappia Greenwillow Books (May 19, 2015)

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story...


OCD Love Story

by Corey Ann Haydu Simon Pulse (July 23, 2013)

In this "raw and well-crafted (Kirkus Reviews)" romance, Bea learns that some things just can't be controlled.

When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he's her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up...


Letting Ana Go

by Anonymous Simon Pulse (June 04, 2013)

In the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky, a harrowing account of anorexia and addiction.

She was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need. But below the surface, she...


Wild Awake

by Hilary T. Smith Katherine Tegen Books (May 28, 2013)

In Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith's exhilarating and heart-wrenching YA debut novel, seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd has big plans for her summer without her parents. She intends to devote herself to her music and...


Have a Nice Day

Anna Bloom #2

by Julie Halpern Feiwel & Friends (October 15, 2012)

Anna Bloom has just come home from a three-week stay in a mental hospital. She feels...okay. It's time to get back to some sort of normal life, whatever that means. She has to go back to school, where teachers...


My Beautiful Failure

by Janet Ruth Young Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 13, 2012)

The haunting account of a teen boy who volunteers at a suicide hotline and falls for a troubled caller.

As her life spirals out of control, Jenney's calls become more desperate, more frequent. Billy, struggling...


Things I Shouldn't Think

by Janet Ruth Young Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 13, 2012)

Everyone has disturbing thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. Then one day she...


Get Well Soon

Anna Bloom #1

by Julie Halpern Feiwel & Friends (August 31, 2009)

Anna Bloom is depressed -- so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor...


Multiple Choice

by Janet Tashjian Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 21, 2008)

For as long as Monica Devon can remember, she has been two things: a whiz at making anagrams, and a perfectionist who spends most of her time obsessing about saying and doing the right thing. Now at fourteen,...


The Absence of Sparrows

by Kurt Kirchmeier Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2019)

Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt -- and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family.

In the small...


The Great Jeff

by Tony Abbott Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 18, 2019)

Perfect for fans of Gary D. Schmidt comes the companion to the modern classic Firegirl from acclaimed writer Tony Abbott.

Life hasn't been great for Jeff Hicks. After years at his beloved St. Catherine's, he's...


Taylor Before and After

by Jennie Englund Imprint (February 17, 2020)

In journal entries alternating between two timelines--before and after a tragic accident--Jennie Englund's heartfelt coming-of-age story, Taylor Before and After follows the year that changes one girl's life...


Sara and the Search for Normal

by Wesley King Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 02, 2020)

“Readers will appreciate [Sara] as good literary company even as they develop sympathy for her struggles.” --BCCB

“It’s the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara’s internal struggles that readers will...


The Last Tree Town

by Beth Turley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 05, 2020)

“A tender novel about how negotiating fine lines--between friendship and a crush, between sadness and something crueler--is part of the mixed bag that is growing up.” --Shelf Awareness

“A sensitive story...


Wild Awake

by Hilary T. Smith & Shannon McManus Katherine Tegen Books (May 28, 2013)

In Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith's exhilarating and heart-wrenching YA debut novel, seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd has big plans for her summer without her parents. She intends to devote herself to her music and...


Eleven and Holding

by Mary Penney & Cassandra Morris HarperCollins (June 07, 2016)

Macy Hollinquest is eleven years old, and don't count on her to change that anytime soon.

Her birthday is just days away, but she has no intention of turning twelve without her dad by her side. He'd promised...


So B. It

by Sarah Weeks & Cherry Jones HarperCollins (January 18, 2005)

Now a major motion picture starring Alfre Woodard, Jessica Collins, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, Cloris Leachman, and Talitha Bateman--in theaters October 2017!

From acclaimed author Sarah Weeks comes a touching...


We Are the Ants

by Shaun David Hutchinson & Gibson Frazier Simon & Schuster Audio (April 26, 2016)

From the "author to watch" (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes an "equal parts sarcastic and profound" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether...


Tell Me Something Real

by Calla Devlin & Rebekkah Ross Simon & Schuster Audio (August 30, 2016)

Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this “one of a kind” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) debut novel that’s a finalist...


The Memory Wall

by Lev AC Rosen & Prentice Onayemi Blackstone Publishing (September 13, 2016)

There's a fine line between real life and video games in this engrossing novel that's part Kathryn Erskine's Mockingbird, part Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls.

Severkin is an elf who slinks through the shadows...


Boy21

by Matthew Quick & Ben Lukens Little, Brown Young Readers (June 10, 2014)

You can lose yourself in repetition--quiet your thoughts; I learned the value of this at a very young age.

Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in broken-down Bellmont, a town ruled by the...


Courage for Beginners

by Karen Harrington & Casey Holloway Little, Brown Young Readers (August 12, 2014)

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of...


Sure Signs of Crazy

by Karen Harrington & Cassandra Morris Little, Brown Young Readers (May 20, 2014)

A poignant and powerful coming of age story perfect for fans of Wonder and The Thing about Jellyfish

You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry...


A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

by Eric Lindstrom Little, Brown Young Readers (February 07, 2017)

In the vein of It's Kind of a Funny Story and All the Bright Places, comes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable....


Wildlife

by Fiona Wood, Candice Moll & Fiona Hardingham Little, Brown Young Readers (September 16, 2014)

During a semester in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sib expects the tough outdoor education program and the horrors of dorm life, but friendship drama and an unexpected romance with popular Ben Capaldi? That...


Beautiful Lost, The

by Luanne Rice & Hallie Clarke Scholastic Inc. Audio (July 01, 2017)

From New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice, a sweeping story of a girl and boy, both troubled in different ways, who take off on a whirlwind road trip up the East Coast. Here are three things to know...


Memory of Light, The

by Francisco X. Stork & Frankie Corzo Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

School: failure. Romance: failure. Family: failure. Suicide: failure. This brave and moving novel by the author of Marcelo in the Real World is about the one thing left: living. When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the...


Brilliant

by Roddy Doyle & Emily Hughes Amulet Books (September 07, 2015)

The Black Dog of Depression has descended over the adults of Dublin. Uncles are losing their businesses, dads won’t get out of bed, mothers no longer smile at their children. Siblings Raymond and Gloria have...


Marvin's Monster Diary 2 (+ Lyssa)

by Raun Melmed, Caroline Bliss Larsen & Arief Kriembonga Familius (August 08, 2019)

Meet Marvin, a lovable monster with a twelve-stringed baby fang guitar, a rambunctious case of ADHD, emotions that sometimes overwhelm him (and others), and a diary to record it all. While Marvin got it together...


Harriet's Monster Diary

by Raun Melmed, S.E. Abramson & Arief Kriembonga Familius (May 01, 2019)

Meet Harriet, a lovable monster who is just sick at the thought of giving a report in front of her class! Her heart pounds, her chest gets tight, and her stomach twists in painful knots. She can't even bear...


Give and Take

by Elly Swartz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 14, 2019)

Elly Swartz's Give and Take is a touching middle grade novel about family, friendship, and learning when to let go.

Family has always been important to twelve-year-old Maggie: a trapshooter, she is coached by...


The Astonishing Maybe

by Shaunta Grimes Feiwel & Friends (March 25, 2019)

Friendship, heartbreak, and defining what family means are rarely as sensitively, beautifully portrayed in middle-grade fiction. Shaunta Grimes is an extraordinary new talent.

Gideon hates the idea of moving...


Spirits, Spells, and Snark

by Kelly McCullough Feiwel & Friends (January 21, 2019)

In Spirits, Spells, and Snark--the middle-grade sequel to Kelly McCullough's Magic, Madness, and Mischief--a 13-year-old boy and his snarky fire hare familiar must use his new magical powers to rescue his long-lost...


A Blind Guide to Stinkville

by Beth Vrabel Sky Pony (August 02, 2016)

Before Stinkville, Alice didn't think albinismor the blindness that goes with itwas a big deal. Sure, she uses a magnifier to read books. And a cane keeps her from bruising her hips on tables. Putting on sunscreen...


Beginners Welcome

by Cindy Baldwin Quill Tree Books (February 11, 2020)

The acclaimed author of Where the Watermelons Grow is back with a story perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Ali Benjamin, about finding friendship after a tragic loss.

It’s been eighty-three days since...


Brightwood

by Tania Unsworth Algonquin Young Readers (September 27, 2016)

“Brilliantly conceived . . . entertaining and heartfelt.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

Daisy Fitzjohn knows there are two worlds: the outside world and the world of Brightwood Hall, her home—and the only place...


Hurricane Season

by Nicole Melleby Algonquin Young Readers (May 07, 2019)

For Fig’s dad, hurricane season brings the music.

For Fig, hurricane season brings the possibility of disaster.

 

Fig, a sixth grader, loves her dad and the home they share in a beachside town. She does not...


Lucky Break

by Brooke Carter Orca Book Publishers (August 28, 2018)

Seventeen-year-old Lucy "Lucky" Graves is devoted to her championship rugby team, but her dreams of a scholarship are destroyed when she breaks her leg during an important game. If it doesn't heal properly,...


Counting Backwards

by Laura Lascarso Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 14, 2012)

In this haunting and hopeful debut novel, a teen's court-mandated psychiatric residency prompts a change in perspective from which there is no looking back.

Taylor Truwell is a sixteen-year-old girl from Florida...


Splash

by Charli Howard Nosy Crow (July 05, 2018)

Molly is in her final year of primary school, with secret dreams of becoming an Olympicswimmer. Having always lived in the shadow of her manipulative friend, Chloe, Molly finallyhas the chance to compete in...


What Nobody Knows

by Maya Chivi Maya Chivi (October 10, 2017)

What Nobody Knows is a story about how, in reality, anybody and everybody are somebody – even if they feel like a nobody. 

The story follows four characters Somebody,Anybody, Nobody, and Everybody and how...


The Space Between

by Meg Grehan Little Island Books (March 30, 2017)

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Beth plans to spend a whole year alone, in her snug, safe house. But she has reckoned without floppy-eared, tail-wagging Mouse, who comes nosing to her window. Followed shortly by...


Perfect Escape

by Jennifer Brown Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 10, 2012)

Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. To Kendra, the only way she can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect,...


Where the Watermelons Grow

by Cindy Baldwin Quill Tree Books (July 03, 2018)

Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin’s debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother’s mental illness. An Oregon Spirit Award Honor...


Love and Other Alien Experiences

by Kerry Winfrey Feiwel & Friends (July 10, 2017)

I'm never going outside again.

Mallory hasn't left the house in sixty-seven days--since the day her dad left. She attends her classes via webcam, rarely leaves her room (much to her brother's chagrin), and spends...


Wishbones

by Virginia Macgregor HQ Young Adult (May 18, 2017)

Feather Tucker has two wishes:

1)To get her mum healthy again

2) To win the Junior UK swimming championships

When Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women-...


Forget Me Not

by Ellie Terry Feiwel & Friends (March 13, 2017)

Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn't long...


Sad Perfect

by Stephanie Elliot Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (February 27, 2017)

Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can't eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having...


One Square Inch

by Claudia Mills Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 13, 2010)

Cooper's grandfather gives him and his little sister, Carly, deeds to square inches of land in the Yukon. Carly uses them to invent her own imaginary kingdom of Inchland--far away from the silence of their home,...


I Am Not Joey Pigza

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 23, 2007)

Just when Joey Pigza's wired world finally seems to be under control, his good-for-nothing dad pops back into his life. This time, though, Carter Pigza is a new man - literally. After a lucky lotto win, Carter...