Teen life and struggles

by Karen Walch | Oct 01, 2021

Life is hard enough when you're a teen without struggles with mental health

Challenger Deep
by Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep follows Caleb Bosch who used to be a confident kid. Now he has social anxiety moving to paranoia at times. Can his thoughts cause an earthquake in China? Are kids out to kill him? He's starting to scare his friends. He describes thoughts in his head, and he doesn't know if they are real or made up. Voices often tell him not to trust his parents, or anyone else, for that matter.

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Turtles all the Way Down
by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down describes the life of Aza Holmes, who suffers from anxiety. She worries that the germs around her are going to kill her. Daisy, Aza's Best and Most Fearless friend, convinces Aza they should search for Russell Holmes, the fugitive billionaire because the reward would pay for their college. This causes even more stress, and although Aza is trying to live a normal life, she is afraid her thoughts might be driving her crazy.

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Bonus: read the Spanish Translation!