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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...


Have a Nice Day

Anna Bloom #2

by Julie Halpern Feiwel & Friends (October 16, 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 (September 01, 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 22, 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 Astonishing Maybe

by Shaunta Grimes Feiwel & Friends (March 26, 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...


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...


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,...


The Great Jeff

by Tony Abbott Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 19, 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...


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.

When twelve-year-old Della...


Love and Other Alien Experiences

by Kerry Winfrey Feiwel & Friends (July 11, 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 14, 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 28, 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 14, 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...


I Am Not Joey Pigza

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 24, 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...


Silhouetted by the Blue

by Traci L. Jones Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 19, 2011)

Seventh-grader Serena Shaw is trying to keep up at school while rehearsing for the lead role in the spring musical and dealing with a father so "blue" he is nearly catatonic. With the aid of a not-so-secret...


Joey Pigza Loses Control

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 05, 2011)

The sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist.

When Joey Pigza meets his dad for the first time in years, he meets a grown-up version of his old out-of-control self. Carter Pigza...


A Finders-Keepers Place

by Ann Haywood Leal Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 12, 2010)

Esther Page has been trying to keep things together for as long as she can remember. Valley—that's her mama—has always gotten funny notions like gardening indoors or living as the Amish do, without any electricity....


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...


Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge

by Kristin L. Gray Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (March 07, 2017)

“A heartfelt read filled with nuanced characters; recommended for those seeking a fast-paced adventure with a very human story.” —School Library Journal

“A humorous, poignant, realistic debut story.”...


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...


No Love Allowed

by Kate Evangelista Feiwel & Friends (April 19, 2016)

It's all fun and parties until someone falls in love in this modern fairy tale from author Kate Evangelista.

Caleb desperately needs a new fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father's...


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...