Pain of mental disorders
Along with a couple of doses of reality about living with a mental disorder, we also have fantasies and mysteries in this week’s roundup of books for teens and kids.
PEOPLE don’t understand what it’s like to live with a severe anxiety disorder. Think positive, don’t worry, people tell Maeve but it’s not that simple. And now her rock, her mother, is going away for six months. Even worse, Maeve now has live with her distant, unknown father in a new city for those six months.
When she arrives in Vancouver, she finds a father whose sobriety is an iffy thing, a very pregnant stepmum, and a local girl called Salix who – worryingly – doesn’t seem to worry about anything. Perhaps Salix can teach Maeve her attitude, if Maeve can only keep from having an anxiety attack amidst the chaos her life has become.
When Lily discovers and Robert in linked to the mysterious artefact, she and Malkin must do their best to protect their friend and find out why Jack is after the locket and what ties he has to Robert.
The Fearsome Firebird (Curiosity House #3)
Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester HarperCollins, historical tween mystery
Holly Smale HarperCollins Children’s Books, contemporary YA fiction Balzer + Bray, contemporary young adult fiction
Divya Srinivasan HarperCollins, children’s folk