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Book recommendations for anxious teens

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WhatHaveIFound · 24/11/2017 13:29

Any ideas for fiction rather than self help books?

Kids are 13 & 15 and their mum has been seriously ill recently (now recovering). The older one has GCSEs stresses too.

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schmalex · 26/11/2017 08:48

Holly Bourne writes young adult fiction with mental health themes. Am I Normal Yet? etc. I also think the new John Green book has a character suffering from OCD.

NoSquirrels · 26/11/2017 08:56

Sophie Kinsella: Finding Audrey
Jo Cotterell: Library of Lemons

Uumellmahaye · 26/11/2017 09:00

Adrian Mole - Adrian is an anxious teen with no control over the state of his parents marriage - Sue Townsend manages to see it from his point of view and somehow make it funny

LangCleg · 26/11/2017 23:36

Haunt Me by Liz Kessler
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan

iseenodust · 28/11/2017 09:47

For the 15 yr old www.amazon.co.uk/Absolutely-True-Diary-Part-Time-Indian/dp/0316013692?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21. Being an outsider, bullying, plenty of humour & a happy ending.

Sugarcrystal2002 · 28/11/2017 09:54

Roz Asquith's Teenage Worrier books were good for me at that age. They're fiction, from the point of view of a 15 year old.

mrsmayitstimetogo · 29/11/2017 11:25

How about Cynthia Voigt? Homecoming, and its sequel - though do read them yourself first, as they might be a bit close to the bone.

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