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.

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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

Neil Gaiman

Divya Srini­vasan HarperCollins, chil­dren’s folk

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