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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 & Schuster Books for Young Readers (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 & Schuster Books for Young Readers (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...

The Murmurings

by Carly Anne West Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 05, 2013)

A teen starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this ?atmospheric, paranormal chiller (that) will appeal to fans of Stephen King? (VOYA).

The voices in her head are not her own......

Meow or Never: A Wish Novel

by Jazz Taylor Scholastic Inc. (January 05, 2021)

Avery Williams can sing, but that doesn't mean she can sing in front of people. She likes to stay backstage at her new school, which is where, to her surprise, she finds a cat tucked away into a nook. Avery...

It's My Party and I Don't Want to Go

by Amanda Panitch Scholastic Press (September 15, 2020)

Ellie Katz is sabotaging her own party.

Sure, it seems extreme, but it's the only option for her bat mitzvah. Crowds and attention always made her nervous, and lately they've been making it harder and harder...

Finding Cooper

by Stacey Matson Scholastic Canada (September 03, 2019)

A family mystery full of humour and heart!

Twelve-year-old Cooper believes that his grandfather ? who is living in a locked Alzheimer's ward ? is actually D. B. Cooper, the famous (real) skyjacker who secured...

The Year We Fell From Space

by Amy Sarig King Scholastic Inc. (October 15, 2019)

Liberty Johansen is going to change the way we look at the night sky. Most people see the old constellations, the things they've been told to see. But Liberty sees new patterns, pictures, and possibilities....

On a Scale of One to Ten

by Ceylan Scott The Chicken House (May 14, 2019)

Tamar is admitted to Lime Grove, a psychiatric hospital for teenagers.

Lime Grove is home to a number of teenagers with a variety of problems: anorexia, bipolar disorder, behavior issues. Tamar will come to...

R.I.P. Eliza Hart

by Alyssa Sheinmel Scholastic Press (November 28, 2017)

When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie's childhood best friend.


The Secret of Nightingale Wood

by Lucy Strange The Chicken House (October 31, 2017)

1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees--or thinks she sees--in the shadows of their new home, Hope House. All alone,...


by Sarah Moon Arthur A. Levine Books (October 10, 2017)

Sparrow has always had a difficult time making friends. She would always rather stay home on the weekends with her mother, an affluent IT executive at a Manhattan bank, reading, or watching the birds, than play...

The Beautiful Lost

by Luanne Rice Point (June 27, 2017)

Here are three things to know about Maia:

1. Ever since her mother left, Maia's struggled with depression -- which once got so bad, she had to go to an institution for a while. She doesn't want to go back.


The Memory of Light

by Francisco X. Stork Arthur A. Levine Books (January 26, 2016)

"When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But then she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M.,...

The Goldfish Boy

by Lisa Thompson Scholastic Press (February 28, 2017)

Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Matthew Corbin...

Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes

by Mary E. Lambert Scholastic Inc. (February 28, 2017)

Annabelle has a secret . . . a secret so big she won't allow friends within five miles of her home. Her mom collects things. Their house is overflowing with stuff. It gives Annabelle's sister nightmares, her...

Breaking Butterflies

by M. Anjelais Scholastic Inc. (August 26, 2014)

Sphinxie and Cadence. Promised to each other in childhood. Drawn together again as teens. Sphinxie is sweet, compassionate, and plain. Cadence is brilliant, charismatic. Damaged. And diseased. When they were...

The Astonishing Maybe

by Shaunta Grimes & Ramón de Ocampo Macmillan Young Listeners (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...

Three Good Things

by Lois Peterson Orca Book Publishers (November 03, 2015)

Leni has lived in so many different places in the last few years that she?s not surprised when her mom wakes her in the middle of the night and tells her to pack up her things. The reason for this move? Her...

Cut the Lights

by Karen Krossing Orca Book Publishers (October 01, 2013)

Briar has a vision for the one-act play she's been chosen to direct at her performing arts high school. She's going to create a masterpiece. If only everyone involved in the production shared her vision. Her...

Record Breaker

by Robin Stevenson Orca Book Publishers (March 01, 2013)

It's 1963, and Jack's family is still reeling from the SIDS death of his baby sister. Adrift in his own life, Jack is convinced that setting a world record will bring his father back to his senses and his mother...


by Lesley Choyce Orca Book Publishers (March 01, 2010)

Josh knows he's riding recklessly when he knocks down the old man he suspects is the hermit of Loggerman Creek. But he is shocked when the hermit walks into the forest with his bike after the accident. Being...

Meeting Miss 405

by Lois Peterson Orca Book Publishers (October 01, 2008)

Life is hard enough for Tansy with her depressed mom away indefinitely and her dad making a mess of things at home. But then Dad sends her down the hall to a wrinkly old babysitter named Miss Stella, who Tansy...

Out of the Box

by Michelle Mulder Orca Book Publishers (April 01, 2011)

Life is smoothest for thirteen-year-old Ellie when she keeps her opinions to herself, gets good grades and speaks carefully when her parents ask her to settle their arguments. She feels guilty that she welcomes...

Chick: Lister

by Alex Van Tol Orca Book Publishers (March 31, 2015)

Chick is a popular fourteen-year-old who is essentially on this earth to live up to his father?s impossible expectations—or, at least, that?s how he feels. This pressure is a grinding source of anxiety for...

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...

My Life in the Fish Tank

by Barbara Dee Aladdin (September 15, 2020)

From acclaimed author of Maybe He Just Likes You and Halfway Normal comes a powerful and moving story of learning how to grow, change, and survive.

When twelve-year-old Zinnia Manning’s older brother Gabriel...

The Wild Path

by Sarah R. Baughman Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 31, 2020)

The Line Tender meets The Secret Horses of Briar Hill in this hopeful, heartfelt story about one girl's search for legendary horses and her quest to piece her family back together.

Twelve-year-old Claire Barton...

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 & Camille Kellogg 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 forever....

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...

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...

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...


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...

The Absence of Sparrows

by Kurt Kirchmeier & Will Collyer Little, Brown Young Readers (May 07, 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...

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....


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...