If You Liked Thirteen Reasons Why, Try...
If you read and loved Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, you might want another great book to knock your socks off just like it. Try one of the titles below about depression, cutting, or suicide for more deeply affecting picks.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Miles is becoming obsessed with a girl named Alaska. Alaska's self-destructive and wild--and Miles tries his best to keep up with her... until something tragic happens to Alaska.
Hush by Eishes Chayil
After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise awareness of sexual abuse in her Borough Park, New York, community, despite the rules of Chassidim that require her to be silent.
Wintergirls by L.H. Anderson
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
Drowning Instinct by I. Bick
An emotionally damaged sixteen-year-old girl begins a relationship with a deeply troubled older man.
Crash Into Me by A. Borris
Four suicidal teenagers go on a "celebrity suicide road trip," visiting the graves of famous people who have killed themselves, with the intention of ending their lives in Death Valley, California.
Hate List by J. Brown
Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.
You Know Where to Find Me by R. Cohn
In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and introverted seventeen-year-old Miles experiences significant changes in her relationships with her mother and father, her best friend Jamal and his family, and her cousin's father, while gaining insights about herself, both positive and negative.
Everything Is Fine by A. Ellis
When her father leaves for a job out of town, Mazzy isleft at home to try to cope with her mother, who has been severely depressed since the death of Mazzy's baby sister.
Suicide Notesby M. Ford
Brimming with sarcasm, fifteen-year-old Jeff describes his stay in a psychiatric ward after attempting to commit suicide.
If I Stay by G. Forman
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
The Anatomy of Wings by K. Foxlee
After thesuicide ofher troubled teenage sister, eleven-year-old Jenny struggles to understand what actually happened.
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be thedrummer in his rock band.
Saving June by H. Harrington
Everyone's sorry. But no one can explain why. Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated. So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going California.
Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and an unknown connection to June. When he insists on joining them, Harper's just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanor and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what Harper needs. Except Jake's keeping a secret that has the power to turn her life upside down again.
Impulse by E. Hopkins
Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.
Try Not to Breathe by J. Hubbard
The summer Ryan is released from a mental hospital following his suicide attempt, he meets Nicki, who gets him toshare his darkest secrets while hiding secrets of her own.
Hold Still by N. LaCour
Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed.
Cut by P. McCormick
While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.
Before I Fall by L. Oliver
After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by J. Peters
High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of thepersistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.
Blood Wounds by S. Pfeffer
Willa seems to have a perfect life as a member of a loving blended family until the estranged father she barely remembers murders his wife and children, then heads toward Willa and her mother.
Glimpse by C.L. Williams
Living with their mother who earns money as a prostitute, two sisters take care of each other and when the older one attempts suicide, the younger one tries to uncover the reason.
It's a Kind of Funny Story by N. Vizzini
A humorous account of aNew York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.
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