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Helicopter Man

by Elizabeth Fensham Bloomsbury Publishing (August 01, 2011)

Pete's dad is being pursued by a secret organisation and both their lives are in danger. That's why they never stay in the same place long, and always stay out of sight. Pete knows he leads an unusual life for...


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...


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...


We Are the Ants

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...


A Blind Guide to Stinkville

by Beth Vrabel Sky Pony (August 02, 2016)

Before Stinkville, Alice didn’t think albinism—or the blindness that goes with it—was a big deal. Sure, she uses a magnifier to read books. And a cane keeps her from bruising her hips on tables. Putting...


Beginners Welcome

by Cindy Baldwin HarperCollins (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 HarperCollins (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...


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-...


Boy21

by Matthew Quick Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 05, 2012)

From Matthew Quick, the author of The Silver-Linings Playbook, comes a powerful young adult novel about basketball, outer-space and friendship.

You can lose yourself in repetition--quiet your thoughts; I learned...


Fragile Like Us

by Sara Barnard Simon Pulse (July 18, 2017)

A pitch perfect novel about friendship and what it takes to break the bonds between friends, “for fans of Morgan Matson and Sarah Dessen” (VOYA).

Caddy and Rosie have always been inseparable. But that was...


I Matter: Yo Importo

by Georgette Baker Cantemos (May 13, 2016)

Manny is unaware of all of the people around him who love him and care about him. He is focused on the lack of love from his absent father. His friend listens and watches as the people in Manny's life share...


Faerie

by Eisha Marjara Arsenal Pulp Press (June 07, 2016)

A bold and intimate YA novel about a South Asian teenager struggling with anorexia.


The Opposite of Music

by Janet Ruth Young Simon Pulse (June 30, 2008)

when i am well

i will take you

At first Billy's father just seemed distant, as if he had something on his mind. Then he stopped listening to music, saying it hurt his ears. After a while he stopped eating and...


Glimpse

by Carol Lynch Williams Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 22, 2010)

Twelve-year-old Hope’s life is turned upside down when her older sister, Lizzie, becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself.

Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from...


Echo

by Kate Morgenroth Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 12, 2009)

How can I know what's going to happen?

But somehow he did know. The feeling was like déjà vu but stronger...and scarier. It told him that without a doubt something was going to happen. And it was going to...


Waiting

by Carol Lynch Williams Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 01, 2012)

After her brother’s death, a teen struggles to rediscover love and find redemption in this “stunningly powerful free-verse story” (VOYA).

Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then...


Burnout

by Adrienne Maria Vrettos Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 13, 2011)

A teen wakes up to find her nightmare is real in a novel Kirkus Reviews calls “stark, compelling, perceptive: a winner” (starred review).

On the day after Halloween, Nan wakes up in a subway car. She is not...


And the Trees Crept In

by Dawn Kurtagich Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 06, 2016)

A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich

When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately...


Possession

by M. Verano Simon Pulse (August 30, 2016)

In the tradition of Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist, an ordinary girl with a strange illness recounts her experience with the dark and ancient entity that’s making her sick in this chilling diary that...


Tell Me Something Real

by Calla Devlin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (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...


Some Kind of Happiness

by Claire Legrand Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 17, 2016)

Reality and fantasy collide in this “beautiful and reflective tale” (Booklist, starred review) for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world...


Eleven and Holding

by Mary Penney 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...


OCDaniel

by Wesley King Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 12, 2016)

EDGAR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MYSTERY

BANK STREET BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

SILVER BIRCH AWARD WINNER

“Complex and satisfying. Written from Daniel’s point of view, this perceptive first-person narrative is sometimes...


We Are the Ants

by Shaun David Hutchinson Simon Pulse (January 19, 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...


I Crawl Through It

by A.S. King Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2015)

Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the...


The Dead House

by Dawn Kurtagich Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2015)

Welcome to the Dead House.

Three students: dead.

Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.

Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing...