A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

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Poppy #ad - Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's length. 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.

Can mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?in a tragic kind of Wonderful, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, author of the critically acclaimed Not If I See You First, Eric Lindstrom, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful #ad - As the walls of mel's compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst--that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she's been hiding.

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

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Clarion Books #ad - One who isn’t so screwed up. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke.

Readers themselves will fall in love with Norah in this poignant, humorous, and deeply engaging portrait of a teen struggling to find the strength to face her demons. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Norah has agoraphobia and OCD.

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Made You Up

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Greenwillow Books #ad - Didn't she imagine him? before she knows it, going to parties, Alex is making friends, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her? Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, a magic 8 Ball, Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, her camera, and her only ally her little sister, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college.

She's pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. She's not prepared for normal. For fans of silver linings playbook and liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story of Alex, a high school senior—and the ultimate unreliable narrator—unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion.

Made You Up #ad - Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Reality, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, it turns out, there really is someone out to get you. But alex is used to being crazy.

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What I Lost

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Maybe even more. Then elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. What sixteen-year-old elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, a boyfriend, four jean sizes, and her peace of mind.

Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick? This eloquent debut novel rings with authenticity as it follows Elizabeth’s journey to taking an active role in her recovery, hoping to get back all that she lost. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again.

What I Lost #ad - She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does.

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Not If I See You First

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Poppy #ad - In the tradition of gayle forman and John Green comes this extraordinary YA debut about a blind teen girl navigating life and love in high school. Parker grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do, doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago.

. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened--both with Scott, and her dad--the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage.

Not If I See You First #ad - There will be no second chances. Just ask scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart. When scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one way to react--shun him so hard it hurts. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken. Combining a fiercely engaging voice with true heart, debut author Eric Lindstrom's Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.

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Words on Bathroom Walls

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - Adam is a pretty regular teen, except he's navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia. His hallucinations include a cast of characters that range from the good beautiful Rebecca to the bad angry Mob Boss to the just plain weird polite naked guy. An experimental drug promises to help him hide his illness from the world.

I saved the final twenty pages for the next day because I didn't want Adam's story to end. Peter brown hoffmeister, adam is hilarious and infinitely lovable, author of This Is the Part Where You Laugh "Despite heavy subject matter, and the ending is hopeful and realistic rather than happily-ever-after and contrived.

Words on Bathroom Walls #ad - The hub, yalSA. When you can't trust your mind, trust your heart. Soon to be a major motion picture starring charlie plummer, annasophia Robb, and Taylor Russell! Fans of More Happy Than Not and The Perks of Being a Wallflower will cheer for Adam in this uplifting and surprisingly funny story of a boy living with schizophrenia.

But as the miracle drug begins to fail, how long can he keep this secret from the girl of his dreams?an ala-yalsa best book for young adults * a bank street best children's Book of the Year * 2018 Kansas National Education Association Reading Circle Catalog Selection * 2019 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee * A CBC's 2018 Teen Choice Book Awards Nominee"Echoing the premise and structure of Flowers for Algernon, this frank and inspiring novel shows how a teen’s life changes after he is given an experimental medication to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.

Publishers weekly, starred review "a brutal, beautiful book that sits right beside The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I'll Give You the Sun. Jennifer longo, author of Up to This Pointe"This book reminds me of A Monster Calls. When adam meets maya, he desperately wants to be the normal, a fiercely intelligent girl, great guy that she thinks he is.

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Paperweight

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HarperTeen #ad - There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she, too, will end her life. Paperweight follows seventeen-year-old stevie’s journey as she struggles not only with a life-threatening eating disorder, but with the question of whether she can ever find absolution for the mistakes of her past…and whether she truly deserves to.

In her life. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. Nurses and therapists watch stevie at meal time, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid. Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. This emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, in the vein of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls.

Paperweight #ad - Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true.

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When We Collided

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Bloomsbury USA Childrens #ad - But what happens when love simply isn't enough? . Soon her adventurousness becomes all-out danger-seeking. Through each high and low, Vivi and Jonah's love is put to the test. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant their dad left behind.

Charming and unfiltered, she refuses to be held down by the medicine she's told should make her feel better. Vivi is in love with life. It is a book i wish could have written, but am so much better for having read. Julie murphy, emotionally-compelling romance featuring a girl, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'A thought-provoking, a boy, and the love that has the power to save or destroy them.

When We Collided #ad - Seventeen year-old jonah daniels has lived in Verona Cove, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, California, his whole life, and now he is not. After meeting jonah, she slides into the Daniels' household seamlessly, winning over each sibling with her imagination and gameness.

But it's not long before Vivi's zest for life begins to falter. But at the start of summer, a second change rolls in: Vivi Alexander, the new girl in town.

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The Weight of Zero

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Delacorte Press #ad - Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disorder, almost triumphed once; that was her first suicide attempt. Being bipolar is forever. Before she goes, though, she starts a short bucket list. The bucket list, new friends, the support of her family, and a new course of treatment all begin to lessen Catherine’s sense of isolation.

The problem is, her plan is already in place, and has been for so long that she might not be able to see a future beyond it. This is a story of loss and grief and hope, and how some of the many shapes of love—maternal, romantic, and platonic—affect a young woman’s struggle with mental illness and the stigma of treatment.

The Weight of Zero #ad - . The med du jour might work right now, but Zero will be back for her. It never goes away. For fans of 13 reasons why and girl in Pieces, this is a novel that shows the path to hope and life for a girl with mental illness. Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. It’s only a matter of time.

And so, in an old ballet-shoe box, Catherine stockpiles medications, preparing to take her own life before Zero can inflict its living death on her again.

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Definitions of Indefinable Things

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - When reggie meets snake, though, he doesn’t give her much of a choice. Good thing Reggie isn’t a romantic. Definitions of indefinable things follows three teens as they struggle to comprehend love, friendship, and depression—and realize one definition doesn’t always cover it. Plus, when you’re dealing with the Three Stages of Depression,  it’s hard to feel warm and fuzzy.

. Snake also has an ex-girlfriend who's seven months pregnant. Snake has a neck tattoo, and a fair share of arrogance, but he’s funny, charming, a Twizzler habit, and interested in Reggie. Reggie isn’t really a romantic: she’s been hurt too often, and doesn’t let people in as a rule.

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Every Last Word

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Disney Hyperion #ad - Yet sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. Samantha mcallister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. So when sam meets caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd. Caroline introduces sam to the Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling. Second-guessing every move, wrong lunch, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, thought, or wrong crush.

Every Last Word #ad - But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself.

. Until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

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