Teen fiction relating to mental health issues The 10pm Question Kate De Goldie, 2012, ISBN-10: 0763658480 Worry-prone Frankie keeps his family secret under control — until a bold, inquisitive girl enters his life. Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons is a talented kid with a quirky family, a best friend named Gigs, and a voice of anxiety constantly nibbling in his head: Could that kidney-shaped spot on his chest be a galloping cancer? Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Has his cat, The Fat Controller, given them all worms? Deftly told with humour, poignancy, and an endearing cast of characters, The 10 P.M. Question will touch everyone who has ever felt set apart. There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom Louis Sachar, 2007, ISBN-10: 0747589526 “Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you.” That's Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has “serious behaviour problems.” No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself. Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher, 2009, ISBN-10: 0141328290 Thirteen Reasons Why tackles the aftermath of teen suicide from the critically acclaimed young adult author Jay Asher. 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 to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and first love - who committed suicide. Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself and Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. The Truth About Leo David Yelland, 2010, ISBN-10: 0141330031 Leo's dad has changed. Since Mum died, his drinking is worse and now he's a different person, someone Leo doesn't recognize. The truth is that Leo is covering up for him and when things get bad Leo escapes into his own head, pretending everything's OK. Things need to change, but what can Leo do? Zelah Green: Who says I am a freak? Vanessa Curtis, 2010, ISBN-10: 1405255056 My Name is Zelah Green and I'm a cleanaholic. I spend most of my life running away from germs, dirt, and people. And I'm just about doing ok and then my stepmother packs me off to some kind of hospital to live with a load of strangers. It's stuck in the middle of nowhere. Great. There's Alice who's anorexic. Caro who cuts herself. Silent Sol who has the cutest smile. And then there's me.