This Riot Recommendation on books about mental illness is sponsored by A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom.
As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears that no one will accept her if they discover what she’s been hiding. But would her friends really abandon her if they learned the truth? More importantly, can Mel risk everything to find out?
In YA fiction, characters affected by mental illness simultaneously grapple with the myriad changes that make growing up so aggressively unforgettable. And, regardless of age range or genre, reading about struggles with mental illness can be cathartic, it can be discomfiting, and it can help people relate to those affected.
Remind you of a book you couldn’t put down? Then tell us in the comments below: what do you choose as the best book about mental illness?