Reviews by Tag: anxiety

Teen Review
Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Guts

By Raina Telgemeier
4
Rated by
Ethan
Jul 24, 2022

The book Guts is a based on a true story of the author, Raina Telgemeier, when she was
5th grade. Raina was always a shy, self-conscious kid, but she also just wanted to fit in and be
normal. However, she is also having trouble with her anxiety, her friend problems, her fear of
throwing up, and stomach problems. In order to become more confident in herself and overcome
her anxiety and fear of stomach bugs, Raina must get the support from both her family and her

Teen Review
The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan

The Deepest Breath

By Meg Grehan
5
Rated by
Cl3v3r D0lph1n
Jun 8, 2022

The Deepest Breath is about a girl named Stevie. She wants to know about a lot of things in the world, and her list of questions is never ending. The reason she wants to be so knowledgeable is to know how to keep her and everyone she loves safe. Throughout this book, she is constantly learning how to cope with her worries. But, there is one very important thing she must know- what is this fizzy feeling in her chest when she is with her friend Chloe?

Teen Review
Eliza and Her Monsters Francesca Zappia

Eliza and Her Monsters

By Francesca Zappia
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
May 15, 2021

Eliza Mirk is an unsociable and shy high school student who much prefers to spend her time in the online world, where she can have complete control over her identity and be as anonymous as she likes. When she is online, she is simply known as LadyConstellation, the author of the insanely popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. However, when Eliza meets a boy named Wallace Warland, who also happens to be a popular fanfiction writer for Monstrous Sea, she finds herself opening up for the very first time.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Quantum Weirdness

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss

By Amy Noelle Parks
4
Rated by
Grace L.
Nov 25, 2020

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss​ was a largely enjoyable read with only a few drawbacks. It was a very good romantic book. I was very invested in its main romantic plot. Unlike some other romance books I’ve read, this one felt believable. The relationship between Caleb and Evie was really interesting and I didn’t feel like many aspects of it felt forced. I genuinely enjoyed it. The supporting cast was small, so most of the important characters had more time to develop.

Staff Review

I Crawl Through It

By A.S. King
5
Rated by Becky C.
Nov 9, 2015

I wish Kurt Vonnegut were alive to read this masterful literary homage. I'm not the only one who sees the connection. Margaret Wappler writes in the October 23, 2015 issue of the New York Times Book Review: "King’s devotion to a passionately experimental style, in a genre often beholden to formula, is inspiring. Kurt Vonnegut might have written a book like this, if he had ever been cyber-bullied on Facebook." 

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