The Silver Linings Playbook pdf

The Silver Linings Playbook  pdf

Title: The Silver Linings Playbook pdf

Author: Matthew Quick

Genre: ,Fiction,Contemporary,Romance,Adult,Health,Mental Health

Pages: 289 pages

The Silver Linings Playbook pdf

Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him—the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he’s being hunted by Kenny G!,In this enchanting novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat’s mind, showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: “Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.”

 

It’s Kind of a Funny Story pdf

It's Kind of a Funny Story  pdf

Title: It’s Kind of a Funny Story pdf

Author: Ned Vizzini

Genre: ,Young Adult,Fiction,Contemporary,Health,Mental Health

Pages: 444 pages

It’s Kind of a Funny Story pdf

Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life – which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.,Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.,Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness.

 

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories pdf

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories  pdf

Title: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories pdf

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Genre: ,Classics,Short Stories,Fiction,Feminism,Horror,Literature,Academic,School,Gothic,Literature,19th Century,Health,Mental Health

Pages: 70 pages

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories pdf

Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman’s descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here.,Written from a feminist perspective, often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society, the tales include “turned,” an ironic story with a startling twist, in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; “Cottagette,” concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who’s apparently too good to be true; “Mr. Peebles’ Heart,” a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister-in-law, a doctor, persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe, with revivifying results; “The Yellow Wallpaper”; and three other outstanding stories.,These charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention, but also offer ample food for thought about the social, economic, and personal relationship of men and women — and how they might be improved.,The yellow wallpaper ,Three Thanksgivings ,The cottagette ,Turned ,Making a change ,If I were a man ,Mr. Peebles’ heart.

 

Try Not to Breathe pdf

Try Not to Breathe  pdf

Title: Try Not to Breathe pdf

Author: Jennifer R. Hubbard

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Romance,Realistic Fiction,Mental Health,Mental Illness,Health,Mental Health

Pages: 272 pages

Try Not to Breathe pdf

Learning to live is more than just choosing not to die, as sixteen-year-old Ryan discovers in the year following his suicide attempt. Despite his mother’s anxious hovering and the rumors at school, he’s trying to forget the darkness from which he has escaped. But it doesn’t help that he’s still hiding guilty secrets, or that he longs for a girl who may not return his feelings. Then he befriends Nicki, who is using psychics to seek contact with her dead father. This unlikely friendship thaws Ryan to the point where he can face the worst in himself. He and Nicki confide in one another the things they never thought they’d tell anyone—but their confessions are trickier than they seem, and the fallout tests the bounds of friendship and forgiveness.

 

Don’t Touch pdf

Don't Touch  pdf

Title: Don’t Touch pdf

Author: Rachel M. Wilson

Genre: ,Contemporary,Young Adult,Romance,Mental Health,Mental Illness,Realistic Fiction,Health,Mental Health

Pages: 432 pages

Don’t Touch pdf

A powerful story of a girl who is afraid to touch another person’s skin, until the boy auditioning for Hamlet opposite her Ophelia gives her a reason to overcome her fears.,Step on a crack, break your mother’s back. Touch another person’s skin, and Dad’s gone for good.,Caddie can’t stop thinking that if she keeps from touching another person’s skin, her parents might get back together… which is why she wears full-length gloves to school and covers every inch of her skin.,It seems harmless at first, but Caddie’s obsession soon threatens her ambitions as an actress. She desperately wants to play Ophelia in her school’s production of Hamlet. But that would mean touching Peter, who’s auditioning for the title role—and kissing him. Part of Caddie would love nothing more than to kiss Peter—but the other part isn’t sure she’s brave enough to let herself fall.,Perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson, this debut novel from Rachel M. Wilson is a moving story of a talented girl who’s fighting an increasingly severe anxiety disorder, and the friends and family who stand by her.

 

When Reason Breaks pdf

When Reason Breaks  pdf

Title: When Reason Breaks pdf

Author: Cindy L. Rodriguez

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Mental Health,Mental Illness,Health,Mental Health,Fiction,Realistic Fiction,Young Adult,Teen,Young Adult,Young Adult Contemporary,Poetry,Psychology

Pages: 304 pages

When Reason Breaks pdf

13 Reasons Why meets the poetry of Emily Dickinson in this gripping debut novel perfect for fans of Sara Zarr or Jennifer Brown.,A Goth girl with an attitude problem, Elizabeth Davis must learn to control her anger before it destroys her. Emily Delgado appears to be a smart, sweet girl, with a normal life, but as depression clutches at her, she struggles to feel normal. Both girls are in Ms. Diaz’s English class, where they connect to the words of Emily Dickinson. Both are hovering on the edge of an emotional precipice. One of them will attempt suicide. And with Dickinson’s poetry as their guide, both girls must conquer their personal demons to ever be happy.,In an emotionally taut novel with a richly diverse cast of characters, readers will relish in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and be completely swept up in the turmoil of two girls grappling with demons beyond their control.

 

Paperweight pdf

Paperweight  pdf

Title: Paperweight pdf

Author: Meg Haston

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Health,Mental Health,Mental Health,Mental Illness,Fiction,Realistic Fiction

Pages: 288 pages

Paperweight pdf

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.,Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.,Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.

 

Panther pdf

Panther  pdf

Title: Panther pdf

Author: David Owen

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Health,Mental Health,Fiction

Pages: 230 pages

Panther pdf

Life isn’t going terribly well for Derrick; he’s become severely overweight, his only friend has turned on him, he’s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league, and it’s all because of his sister. Her depression, and its grip on his family, is tearing his life apart. When rumours start to circulate that a panther is roaming wild in his south London suburb, Derrick resolves to try and capture it. Surely if he can find a way to tame this beast, he’ll be able to stop everything at home from spiraling towards disaster?,Panther is a bold and emotionally powerful novel that deals candidly with the effects of depression on those who suffer from it, and those who suffer alongside them.

 

The First Time She Drowned pdf

The First Time She Drowned  pdf

Title: The First Time She Drowned pdf

Author: Kerry Kletter

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Fiction,Health,Mental Health,Mental Health,Mental Illness

Pages: 352 pages

The First Time She Drowned pdf

Cassie O’Malley has been trying to keep her head above water—literally and metaphorically—since birth. It’s been two and a half years since Cassie’s mother dumped her in a mental institution against her will, and now, at eighteen, Cassie is finally able to reclaim her life and enter the world on her own terms.,But freedom is a poor match against a lifetime of psychological damage. As Cassie plumbs the depths of her new surroundings, the startling truths she uncovers about her own family narrative make it impossible to cut the tethers of a tumultuous past. And when the unhealthy mother-daughter relationship that defined Cassie’s childhood and adolescence threatens to pull her under once again, Cassie must decide: whose version of history is real? And more important, whose life must she save?

 

Gena/Finn pdf

Gena/Finn  pdf

Title: Gena/Finn pdf

Author: Hannah Moskowitz ,

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,LGBT,Fiction,Realistic Fiction,Romance,Mental Health,Mental Illness,GLBT,Queer,Pop Culture,Fandom,New Adult

Pages: 287 pages

Gena/Finn pdf

The story follows the unlikely friendship of two young women forged via fan fiction and message boards, and is told entirely in texts, chats, and blog posts.,Gena (short for Genevieve) and Finn (short for Stephanie) have little in common. Book-smart Gena is preparing to leave her posh boarding school for college; down-to-earth Finn is a twenty-something struggling to make ends meet in the big city. Gena’s romantic life is a series of reluctant one-night-stands; Finn is making a go of it with long-term boyfriend Charlie. But they share a passion for Up Below, a buddy cop TV show with a cult fan following. Gena is a darling of the fangirl scene, keeping a popular blog and writing fan fiction. Finn’s online life is a secret, even from Charlie. The pair spark an unlikely online friendship that deepens quickly (so quickly it scares them both), and as their individual “real” lives begin to fall apart, they increasingly seek shelter online, and with each other.