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Blame my Brain by Nicola Murphy 
 
Blame My Brain by Nicola Murphy

​​Nicola Morgan's accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain deals with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and depression, and what lies ahead.





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Mind your Head by Juno Dawson

Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson

We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. 






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​​Stuff That Sucks by Ben Sedley

Stuff That Sucks by Ben Sedley

A beautifully designed book aimed at adolescents that will help them deal with painful emotions by drawing on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and presenting them in ways that are eye-catching and easy to understand.










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The Self-Esteem Team's Guide to Sex, Drugs and WTFs?!!
 
The Self-Esteem Team's Guide to Sex, Drugs and WTFs?!!

Being a teenager can seem nothing but people telling you what you should do, and how spectacularly you are effing it all up. The Self-Esteem Team know this, because they were teenagers once--enduring bullying, chronic skin issues, "puppy fat," and angst. Later, they battled self-harm, depression and an eating disorder. That's why The Self-Esteem Team offers real answers. They won't tell you that if you have sex you'll definitely get an STI and die, but they will help you decide if you're ready. They won't tell you never to watch porn, but they will help you decipher what you see. They won't ask you not to embrace fashion, but they will give you the info you need to rock your own brand of gorgeous.

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Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan

​​From the genius of David Levithan, co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson , and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist , comes a love story like no other you've read before.

Each morning, A wakes up in a different body. There's never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

And that's fine - until A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with - every day . . .

A stunningly original novel that will make you view the world from a different perspective. You can also read Rhiannon's side of the story in Another Day .


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House of Windows by Alexia Casale

House of Windows by Alexia Casale

'The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.' Robert Louis Stevenson

Nick hates it when people call him a genius. Sure, he's going to Cambridge University aged 15, but he says that's just because he works hard. And, secretly, he only works hard to get some kind of attention from his workaholic father.

Not that his strategy is working.

When he arrives at Cambridge, he finds the work hard and socialising even harder. Until, that is, he starts to cox for the college rowing crew and all hell breaks loose...




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​​I'll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy NelsonJude and her twin Noah were incredibly close - until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor, both of whom may just need her as much as she needs them. What the twins don't realise is that each of them has only half the story and if they can just find their way back to one another, they have a chance to remake their world.












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​​Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari 

Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari

A compelling and heart-wrenching novel from the award-winning (and bestselling) author of Artichoke Hearts. During the summer of her GCSEs Kite's world falls apart. Her best friend, Dawn, commits suicide after a long struggle with feeling under pressure to achieve. Kite's dad takes her to the Lake District, to give her time and space to grieve. In London, Kite, is a confident girl, at home in the noisy, bustling city, but in the countryside she feels vulnerable and disorientated. Kite senses Dawn's spirit around her and is consumed by powerful, confusing emotions - anger, guilt, sadness and frustration, all of which are locked inside. It's not until she meets local boy, Garth, that Kite begins to open up - talking to a stranger is easier somehow. Kite deeply misses her friend and would do anything to speak to Dawn just once more, to understand why... Otherwise how can she ever say goodbye?


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Quiet the mind by Matthew Johnstone

Quiet The Mind by Matthew Johnstone

​​Meditation is simply a way of giving our brains a well-deserved break ​and can actually help our brains to function healthy and happily. This illustrated guide is an inspiring and practical book which shows you how to meditate without the need for uncomfortable lotus positions or prayer beads




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