mental health awareness week 2019: reading recommendations

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week 2019! This is a week where people are: ...bringing more attention to mental health problems so that people can better understand mental health issues in themselves and others. Since 2001, Mental Health Awareness Week has focused on a different theme each year. This year's theme is body positivity. I personally … Continue reading mental health awareness week 2019: reading recommendations

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You Asked for Perfect review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman is a young adult novel that explores queerness, the pressures of high school, and family relationships. Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard - really hard - to make his life look … Continue reading You Asked for Perfect review

Final Draft review

I received Final Draft by Riley Redgate via Netgalley from the publisher. All views are my own. The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has … Continue reading Final Draft review

10 YA books about mental health that I haven’t read yet

Author: Wendy Tuxworth I really love young adult literature. I think it's one of the areas of publishing that is really pushing boundaries, particularly in terms of representation. So, here are 10 young adult novels that touch on mental health that I have not yet read. Many of them will be contemporaries, as this is … Continue reading 10 YA books about mental health that I haven’t read yet

Darius the Great is Not Okay review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram is a young adult novel released in 2018. I read it during the 2019 Mental Health Book Bingo as it was the group read. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s about to … Continue reading Darius the Great is Not Okay review