5 Books About Mental Illness You Should Read (in my opinion)

I just recently read Sophie Kinsella'sĀ Finding Audrey, which is about a girl who struggles with anxiety and depressionĀ and it made me think of how interested I am in books like that. Now, by mental illness, I'm referring to depression (+ suicide-related books), anxiety, autism, and others. These are books that I have read, and I …

REVIEW: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Published: September 1, 2012, Scholastic Inc. My copy: Paperback (bought at Barnes & Noble) Summary:Ā "'There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve,' Neeve said. 'Either you're his true love...or you killed him.'" It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. …

REVIEW: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Published: Feb. 2, 2016, Philomel Books My copy: Hardcover (bought at Barnes & Noble) Summary:Ā Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, liesā€¦and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a …

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Summary:Ā Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for themā€”a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezraā€™s knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner …