Top Ten YA Books With Characters Who Have A Mental Illness

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Top Ten YA Books With Characters Who Have A Mental Illness

Seeing as how I’ve just finished reading Before She Ignites, which stars a main character with a mental illness, I thought I’d write a Top Ten Tuesday post about YA books with main characters with mental illnesses. This list is not written in any particular order.

  1. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows: Anxiety and panic attacks
  2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (male pov)
  3. Zelah Green by Vanessa Curtis: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (female pov)
  4. The Hunger Games #2: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  5. Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage: Delusions and suicidal
  6. Underwater by Marisa Reichardt: Agoraphobia
  7. The Things I Didn’t Say by Kylie Fornasier: Selective Mutism.
  8. Confession of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett: Anger management
  9. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard: Self harm
  10. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead: Bi-polar disorder



About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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