By Theresa Toten (YA Tote)
A normal relationship seems out of reach to Adam who regularly goes to a support group for his OCD. One day, a Robyn joins the group and Adam decides he will do whatever it takes to become Batman.
Lexile: HL620L, F&P: N/A, MS/HS
By Leila Sales (YA Sale)
Elise believes that she was born to be unpopular. She almost gives up, but through a twist of fate, she discovers a passion for being a DJ.
Lexile: HL720L, F&P: N/A, HS
By A.S. King (YA King)
Twelve years after being featured as a problem child on a reality TV show, Gerald is still haunted by those memories.
PTSD & ANXIETY.
Lexile: HL620L, F&P: N/A, HS
By Meg Haston (YA Hast)
From the inside of an inpatient eating disorder facility, Stevie is counting down the 27 days until the anniversary of her brother’s death. She doesn’t plan on living beyond that date, but the center’s intrusive staff is intent on making her complete sixty days of treatment.
Lexile: N/A, F&P: N/A, HS
By Jennifer Roy (YA Roy)
At 14, Nathaniel is already a college graduate. He might be a mathematical genius, but he lives in two worlds: the outside world with everyone else and his inside Aspie world where he can be himself.
Lexile: HL580L, F&P: N/A, MS/HS
By Francisco X. Stork (YA Stor)
Another fifteen minutes until someone had found her and Vicky would have been dead. Instead, she wakes up in the hospital and must find peace after her attempted suicide.
Lexile: HL680L, F&P: 7, MS/HS
By Ned Vizzini (YA Vizz)
On the brink of suicide, Craig checks himself into a mental hospital. The teen ward is closed and he finds himself in the adult wing with an interesting cast of patients all trying to manage life.
Lexile: 700L, F&P: 4, HS
By Laurie Halse Anderson (YA Ande)
After five years of frequently moving, Hayley and her father return to his hometown with the hope that he will finally escape his memories of Iraq.
Lexile: HL720L, F&P: 4.7, HS
By Sophie Kinsella (YA Kins)
It is a struggle for Audrey to leave her house, but after she starts writing to her brother’s friend, she slowly finds the path to recovery.
Lexile: HL540L, F&P: N/A, HS
By Neal Shusterman (YA Shus)
Caden lives both as a crew member on a ship heading for the deepest part of the ocean and as a brilliant high school student whose behaviors are starting to be noticed.
Lexile: HL800L, F&P: 6.3, MS/HS
By Jennifer Niven (YA Nive)
Finch and Violet meet at the top of their school’s bell tower and one of them saves the other. Soon after, they find themselves paired up for a class project. As they work together, Violet’s world begins to grow, but Finch’s steadily shrinks.
Lexile: 830L, F&P: 5.3, HS
By Jason Reynolds (YA Reyn)
Life in Bed Stuy, NY, is rough, but Ali tries to stay away from trouble. When the trouble revolves around his friends, the brothers Noodles and Needles, he has no choice but to get involved.
Lexile: 740L, F&P: N/A, MS/HS
By Jonathan Chesner (YA 616.8589 Ches)
A collection of short, personal stories about living with ADHD. Interspersed with wacky anecdotes is advice on school, being social, creating a future, and more.
Lexile: 1070L, F&P: N/A, MS/HS
By Jennifer Cooke O’Toole (618.92858 Otoo)
Interacting with other people comes with hidden rules that might be confusing if you are an Asperkid. This book explains the rules of being social.
Lexile: N/A, F&P: N/A, MS/HS
By Polly Wells (YA 158.1 Frea)
A collection of 13 true stories that explore what it is like to live with anxiety and how it is possible to keep it from taking over.
Lexile: N/A, F&P: N/A, MS/HS