Best Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Suicide Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Suicide Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel
Author: by Val Emmich
Poppy (October 9, 2018)
From the show’s creators comes the groundbreaking, bestselling novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen and soon to be a major motion picture! Dear Evan Hansen, Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why… When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s griefover the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong.
He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore-even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend.
As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be? No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose.And a website.He’s confident.
2. Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: by Jay Asher
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES* Eerie, beautiful, and devastating. Chicago Tribune A stealthy hit with staying power…. Thriller-like pacing. The New York Times Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.
Amber Gibson, NPR’s All Things Considered You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret …Is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch.
Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakerhis classmate and crushwho committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.Need to talk?
3. My Heart and Other Black Holes
Author: by Jasmine Warga
Balzer + Bray
A stunning novel about the transformative power of love, perfect for fans of 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.
There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solutionRoman, a teenage boy who’s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.
Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it.
Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.
4. All the Bright Places
Author: by Jennifer Niven
January 8, 2015
Now a major Netflix film starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith. A compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who’s drawn to death. Theodore Finch tries to look for good things in the world, even if sometimes he doesn’t always find them.
Violet Markey exists for the future, counting the days until she can escape her Indiana town and its painful memories of her sister. When they meet on the ledge of a tower, what might have been their end turns into their beginning.
It’s only with Violet that Finch can truly be himself – a funny guy who actually wants to experience the joy in life. And when Violet’s with Finch, she forgets to wish away the days and starts to live them.
But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. He’s trying to cling on to his bright places, but will it be enough this time?’If you’re looking for the next The Fault in Our Stars, this is it’ Guardian’This book is amazing – I couldn’t put it down’ Zoe Sugg aka Zoella’A searingly honest and heartbreakingly poignant tale about the power and beauty of love’ Heat’Sparkling’ Entertainment Weekly
5. The Astonishing Color of After
Author: by Emily X.R. Pan
“Emily X.R.Pan’s brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. This is a very special book.”-John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way DownAn instant New York Times bestseller, this stunning, heartbreaking novel about grief, love, and family is perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet hermaternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined tofind her mother, the bird.
In her search, she winds up chasing afterghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship withher grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secretcrush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.
6. Tears of a Tiger
Author: by Sharon M. Draper
Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. Tigers don’t cryor do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain.
While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.
7. Suicide Notes
Author: by Michael Thomas Ford
An unforgettable coming of age novel for fans of 13 Reasons Why, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day to find himself in the hospitalspecifically, in the psychiatric ward.
Despite the bandages on his wrists, he’s positive this is all some huge mistake. Jeff is perfectly fine, perfectly normal; not like the other kids in the hospital with him. But over the course of the next forty-five days, Jeff begins to understand why he ended up hereand realizes he has more in common with the other kids than he thought.
With a sprinkling of dark humor and a full measure of humanness, Suicide Notes is quirky, surprising, and a riveting read. Ellen Hopkins, author of The You I’ve Never Known and Love Lies BeneathLike the very best teen novels, Suicide Notes is both classic and edgy, timeless and provocative.
Brent Hartinger, author of Geography ClubMakes a powerful emotional impact. Publishers Weekly (starred review)Jeff’s wit and self-discovery are refreshing, poignant, and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny. School Library Journal
8. More Than This
Author: by Patrick Ness
Books are often described as mind-blowing,’ but this is one of the few books in which, while reading it, I have exclaimed aloud, Oh.My. God.’ on multiple occasions. I won’t tell you anything else about it.Just read it.
John GreenSeth drowns, desperate and alone.But then he wakes. Naked, thirsty, starving.But alive.And where is he? The street seems familiar, but everything is abandoned, overgrown, covered in dust. He remembers dying, his skull bashed against the rocks.
Has he woken up in his own personal hell? Is there more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife? From the acclaimed author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls comes one of the most provocative teen novels of our time.
Author: by Ellen Hopkins
From the bestselling author of Crank, the story of three kids whose lives collide at a mental hospital after each attempts suicide. Sometimes you don’t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.
Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate actsuicide. Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade. Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.
And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself. In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gunand tried to end it all.
Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other’s help, they can find their way to a better lifebut only if they’re strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.
10. Again Again
Author: by E. Lockhart
Ember (June 15, 2021)
This twisty novel from the New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud asks: What if there were infinite universes and infinite ways to fall in love? If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?
After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times-while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.
A raw, funny story that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.”Inventive, philosophical and romantic.” -GAYLE FORMAN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay
11. The Program (1)
Author: by Suzanne Young
In this gripping tale for lovers of dystopian romance (Kirkus Reviews), true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment.
Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gonebut so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything.
But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.
12. Hold Still
Author: by Nina LaCour
A beautiful new edition of the stunning debut novel by Nina LaCour, award-winning author of We Are Okay Hold Still may be the truest depiction of the aching, gaping hole left in the wake of a suicide that I’ve ever read.
A haunting and hopeful book about loss, love, and redemption. Gayle Forman, #1 bestselling author of If I Stay and I Have Lost My Way That night Ingrid told Caitlin, I’ll go wherever you go. But by dawn Ingrid, and her promise, were gone.
Ingrid’s suicide immobilizes Caitlin, leaving her unsure of her place in a new life she hardly recognizes. A life without the art, the laughter, the music, and the joy that she shared with her best friend…. But Ingrid left something behind.
In words and drawings, Ingrid documented a painful farewell in her journal. Journeying through Ingrid’s final days, Caitlin fights back through unspeakable loss to find renewed hope. Hold Still is the indelible debut that launched Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of We Are Okay.
13. The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Author: by Cynthia Hand
In the tradition of Thirteen Reasons Why and All the Bright Places, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a deeply affecting novel that will change the way you look at life and death. From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a stunning, heart-wrenching novel of love and loss, which ALA Booklist called “both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope” in a starred review.
Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn’t told anyonea text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.
14. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
Author: by Lynn Weingarten
The New York Times bestselling taut, sophisticated thriller (BCCB, starred review) packed with twists and turns that will leave you breathless. They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide. But June doesn’t believe it.
June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone elsebefore guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, binding them together like thin silk cords.
But one night a year ago, everything changed. June, Delia, and June’s boyfriend Ryan were just having a little fun. Their good time got out of hand. And in the cold blue light of morning, June knew only thisthings would never be the same again.
And now, a year later, Delia is dead. June is certain she was murdered. And she owes it to her to find out the truthwhich is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined. Sexy, dark, and atmospheric, Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls will keep you guessing until the very last page.
15. The Treatment (2) (Program)
Author: by Suzanne Young
Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called chilling and suspenseful. How do you stop an epidemic?
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember.
The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatmenta pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose. Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?
16. In 27 Days
Author: by Alison Gervais
If you knew you had to do the right thing, but that something bad may happen to you because of it, would you do it anyway? This hard-hitting, emotional, YA story of pain and love; right and wrong; and life and death is a masterful mix of suspense, romance, the paranormal, and the though-provoking questions we all ask surrounding the difficult subject of suicide.
Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn’t know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn’t stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him.
Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer’s funeral. There, she is approached by a man who calls himself Death and offers her a deal. If Hadley accepts, she will be sent back twenty-seven days in time to prevent Archer from killing himself.
But when Hadley agrees to Death’s terms and goes back to right the past, she quickly learns her mission is harder than she ever could have known. Time ticks away as Hadley looks for ways to not only talk to Archer but to know him on a deeper level.