Best Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Self Mutilation Books

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1. Wintergirls

Author: by Laurie Halse Anderson
Penguin Books
320 pages

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The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate lossher lifeand Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend’s memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her.

In her most powerfully moving novel since Speak, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s struggle, her painful path to recovery, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all: hope.

2. Girl in Pieces

Author: by Kathleen Glasgow
August 30, 2016

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.Could a depressed cat resolve the mystery of happiness? Mystic the cat loses everything he thought was the cause of his joy and reason for existence when his best friend, an elephant named Bumpa goes missing. Heartbroken, Mystic decides to search for his lost friend, and regain his happiness.

But on his journey, he meets a strange, beautiful black cat named Freedom who insists he doesn’t need Bumpa to be happy, and a terrifying red cat named Trembly who tries to convince him that happiness is an illusion. Mystic’s hope shatters and his worst fears threaten to push him into a bottomless abyss of pain.

Will Mystic have the strength to face his fears? Will he figure out who is trying to help him, and who his true enemies are? Will he ever see Bumpa, or be truly happy ever again? A cat who emotionally resembles us all.

More than a cat adventure, this practical roadmap will give you the tools necessary to discover a new perspective on the events of your life. The messages whispered among the chapters will free you from negativity, and strengthen your self-confidence.

4. Cut

Author: by Patricia McCormick
176 pages

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From National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, a new look for her debut novel, which THE BOSTON GLOBE called “Riveting and hopeful, sweet, heartbreaking.”A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away.

Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next. Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside. Now she’s at Sea Pines, a “residential treatment facility” filled with girls struggling with problems of their own.

Callie doesn’t want to have anything to do with them. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with anyone. She won’t even speak. But Callie can only stay silent for so long….

5. You Know I'm No Good

Author: by Jessie Ann Foley
320 pages

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This razor-sharp novel from Printz Honor winner and Morris Award finalist Jessie Ann Foley will appeal to fans of Rory Power and Mindy McGinnis. Mia is officially a Troubled Teen she gets bad grades, drinks too much, and has probably gone too far with too many guys.

But she doesn’t realize how out of control she seems until she is taken from her home in the middle of the night and sent away to Red Oak Academy, a therapeutic girls’ boarding school in the middle of nowhere.

While there, Mia is forced to confront her painful past at the same time she questions why she’s at Red Oak. If she were a boy, would her behavior be considered wild enough to get sent away? But what happens when circumstances outside of her control compel Mia to make herself vulnerable enough to be truly seen?

Challenging and thought-provoking, this stunning contemporary YA novel examines the ways society is stacked against teen girls and what one young woman will do to even the odds. A Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction Selection.

7. Scars

Author: by Cheryl Rainfield
248 pages

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Kendra, a sexual abuse survivor, cuts to cope with the pain, but she doesn’t remember the identity of who abused her. Kendra makes a friend in Meghan, and falls in love with her. When Kendra’s abuser starts threatening her, she must find a way to face her past and stop hurting herself-before it’s too late.

8. A Life, Forward (2) (Rowan Slone)

Author: by Tracy Hewitt Meyer
216 pages

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Her father is gone.Her mother is in jail. And Rowan Slone has left her dysfunctional, violent past behind. With college looming on the horizon, she has a new job that she loves, and a safe place to call home.

She is close to achieving everything she ever wanteda sense of family, a sense of purpose, and a sense of self. But there are cracks in Rowan’s life that threaten to send her future crumbling to the ground. When her relationship begins to suffer, her father returns and her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yetherself.

9. Bleed Like Me

Author: by C. Desir
304 pages

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From the author of Fault Line comes an edgy and heartbreaking novel about two self-destructive teens in a Sid and Nancylike romance full of passion, chaos, and dyed hair. Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just Gannon to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life.

To her parents, to her teacherseven her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach. Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels like she is being seen to the core of her being.

Obnoxious, controlling, damaged, and addictive, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment together is a passionate, painful relief. But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she’s standing at the foot of a dam about to burst.

She’s given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooksuntil he poses the ultimate test. Bleed Like Me is a piercing, intimate portrayal of the danger of a love so obsessive it becomes its own biggest threat.

10. Fat Angie

Author: by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
272 pages

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Late Fall, 1998Sutton: When I walk into school, they turn their backs. I used to have friends. I used to be popular. I was the safe kind of gay: the kind who wore the right clothes, who threw the right parties, who played the right Will to all the girls’ Grace.

But when I started dating Tyler, I crossed the line between prep and skater, safe and dangerous, popular and loser. Now I have no one but him. All my former friends make fun of me and when I was one of them, I went along with their games.Now I’m the target.I’m slipping away.

Tyler can’t save me. I’m not sure I want to be saved anymore. Tyler: I’m used to being a loser.Sutton’s not. Sutton was cool once. When his friends turn their backs, refuse to work with him, and smack him around, he breaks a little bit.

What happened to the kid who shouted down his best friend? Where’s the guy who squared off with the vice principal? Every day, he drifts farther. Every day, I lose a little more of him. Sutton’s slipping away.I can’t save him.

12. Thinspo

Author: by Amy Ellis
December 26, 2013

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Jenni is an average teenage girl about to graduate from high school who keeps a blog about her struggles to get a boyfriend and arguments with her best friend, Carly. But Jenni’s blog is a bit different. She’s a pro-ana/pro-mia blogger documenting her struggles with her eating disorder, keeping track of her weight, calorie intake and what her parents made her eat.

When her best friend Carly discovers her blog, things start to blow up, only getting worse as Jenni meets Dani, who also suffers from an eating disorder. Jenni’s story is tragic and sarcastic rolled into blog format and told through her posts and text messages.

13. Beneath the Skin: A novel

Author: by Kyla Stone
Paper Moon Press
April 21, 2018

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To save her life, she must risk her heart … For 18-year-old Sidney Shaw, life pretty much sucks.Her mom’s a drunk.Her dad is worse. At school, she’s bullied by her ex-best friend. And cutting no longer brings the relief she craves.

When Sidney is forced into group counseling, she meets perfect, popular Arianna, the type of girl who grieves over a broken nail. But Arianna has secrets of her own. She might prove herself a friend-if Sidney can let her guard down.

Then there’s Lucas, the sweet and funny new guy who sees straight through her tough, snarky faade. But Sidney’s wounds go deeper than anyone knows. When her secrets threaten to unravel her, Sidney must choose. How far is she willing to go to protect her family?

And who can she turn to when the unthinkable happens? Beneath the Skin is a gritty young adult novel exploring trauma and resilience, the redemptive power of friendship, and how we piece our broken selves back together, one shard at a time.

For fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls, Kathleen Glasglow’s Girl in Pieces, and Ellen Hopkin’s Identical. A Strong at the Broken Places novel, this book is a companion to Before You Break. They can each be read as a stand-alone in any order.

14. Changing Lanes: A Creekwood Novel (Creekwood Series)

Author: by A. Marie
353 pages

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This is CreekwoodBeckettMy home. A place to shine just bright enough. Where my makeshift family and I not only strengthened our bond but readjusted it to fit another. I’ve been coasting in this lane for years, biding my time, and making myselfeasily accessible.

I don’t move for othersever.I don’t have to. They go around me, hopefully without chancing too good a look on their way past. After all, people can’t see what you keep hidden. Until she showed up. PaigeMy new apartment.

Somewhere for me to lay my head between chasing what really matters.Who really matters. I’ve brought enough baggage to fill every inch of this place but I’m not the only one. Someone else’s closet has skeletons too. Skeletons that only come out at night, when nobody’s watching.Nobody but me.

And my new roommate, the one with the arctic blue eyes that see more than he lets on, thinks him suddenly being in my path is all fun and games, but I’m not the one afraid of changing lanes, and when I do, he’ll be the one working to keep up.If he even can.

15. Unleash My Love: A Dating My Ex’s Sister Romance (Merryville High Book 2)

Author: by Heather Dowell
April 23, 2020

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He doesn’t back down nor does he want to be saved. Cue the feisty girl who has nothing to lose but a broken heart. He’s always looked at her as his ex’s little sister. After the breakup, they became instant enemies and never gave each other a chance.

But when Sebastian lands a role in their high school’s production of Grease, spending time with his co-star is an unpleasant side effect he’ll have to endure to graduate. Izzy is done existing in the shadows. It’s her time for the spotlight.

She’s not the naive little girl people think she is. She’ll fight for what she wants. And no matter how much they practice kissing for the play, she won’t fall for him. But throughout rehearsing, she learns Sebastian isn’t the lost cause everyone thinks he is.

He just doesn’t know it. She has until closing night to prove it to him. So he’ll know he’s worthy. So he’ll know he’s not broken. So he’ll know he’s the right guy for her. Perfect for those who love good girl, bad boy romances and understand there’s more to people than their reputations and everyone deserves a little love and compassion.