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Teen Reviews

Posted by: NaomiB
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Posted by: MelissaJ
Did you ever wonder what it was like to immigrate to this country? Read these poems to see a new perspective.
Posted by: ElaineN
Why do Rhodes and Iliana hate each other? Who will win the coveted Capstone scholarship? Is fan fiction the answer to everything?

Staff Reviews

Posted by: Meaghan
Home Home opens a window into the experience of depression and anxiety in a stark way that gives the reader an impression of how long and twisting the path to mental health can be. Kayla's journey is not for the faint of heart but there is a lot to be said for the honest depiction of mental illness and the healing that comes from a strong supportive community and empathetic caregivers. 
Posted by: MadisonS
Nathaniel is a boy magician-in-training, sold to the government by his birth parents at the age of five and sent to live as an apprentice to a master. Follow his misadventures with the djinni Bartimaeus in this delightful middle-grade fantasy series!
Posted by: SamanthaN
If you have ever asked yourself "What is the point?" then Georgina Young's Loner just might contain the answers you were looking for.

Featured Reads!

Bright lights shining on the words Spotlight on Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health. These young adult stories have powerful messages about mental health that resonate in the real-world. If you are struggling with your mental health, reach out to the Alachua County Crisis Center at 352-264-6789. The National Alliance of Mental Illness chapter in Gainesville has also created a list of additional community resources to connect to mental health care.

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Mental health is often stigmatized throughout the world. Reading can increase our empathy and our understanding of our own struggles with mental health and others' struggles. No matter what part of your mental health journey that you're reading on, we're happy that you're here. 

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