Tag Archives: mental illness

“Challenger Deep”

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman “‘But dreams give you insight,’ I point out. “The captain leans closer, the acrid smoke of his pipe stinging my eyes. ‘Not these dreams.’” Fifteen-year-old Caden Bosch is sure that someone at school is trying … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Harder They Come”

The Harder They Come by T. C. Boyle    A cruise to Central America and a stop in Costa Rica sound like a vacation dream for a middle class retired couple. After all, Costa Rica is supposed to be a … Continue reading

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Realistic Romance: “Fangirl”

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Although Cath and Wren are identical twins who’ve always shared a love of Simon Snow Books (think Harry Potter) as well as a bedroom, when they go away to the University of Nebraska for college, Wren … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Silver Linings Playbook”

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick  Pat Peoples seems like the sweetest man on earth, but for some reason he’s coming home from a mental institution to live with his parents—in his mid-thirties—and he completely loses it when he … Continue reading

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“The Rules of Survival”

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin    Philosophers tell us that we have the right to work for our own survival. What are the rules about helping others survive? Are we required to do so? Are others required to help … Continue reading

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