OCD Rep All the Way Up

John Green is known for his YA contemporary novels, they cover a variety of topics but seem to have a similar plot line. I’ll be honest, that’s the same here, but there’s a different reason you should pick this book up.

In Turtles, the main character suffers from OCD, and the representation is so ridiculously good. I suffer from mild OCD myself, and no I don’t need everything to be clean, so it was so refreshing to see this done so well here and to actually properly represent the mental illness in a way that society seems to ignore.

Our MC isn’t easy to deal with, her friends struggle to not get annoyed at her quirks and weird behaviours and they impact every waking second of her existence. Sometimes they’ll go away and she can just be in the moment, but they’ll come back again and that bliss is shattered.

I 100% recommend this for brilliant OCD rep and if you want a typical “John Green” book with romance, character building and young people learning about the world then this is one for you.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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An engrossing story about a young teenage girl who leaves a notebook full of dares to try and find the boy of her dreams. When Dash discovers the notebook in his favourite bookstore he cannot resist and joins in her scavenger hunt with a game of his own. As the two learn more about each other it’s time to find out if they meld together in person as well as they do on paper.

This book is a fun romance which will have you hooked from th first page. Those who like books from Stephen Chbosky and John Green will love this book.

Recommended for:
Teenage girls and those who like teen romance novels.
This book is more targeted towards girls although there will also be some boys who enjoy it as well. Although it is a book targeted at teens it is also enjoyable for older readers.

Age recommendation:
12 and over.
The book makes some small references which may be inappropriate for younger readers, although there is nothing drastically inappropriate. As with all of these types of books, if you’re considering them for your child the read the book first and decide for yourself if your child has the maturity level to read this type of book.

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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John Green’s acclaimed book is heartbreaking and funny all at the same time as he explores what it is to be alive and to be in love.

Hazel is a terminal cancer patient who believes that there is nothing else she wants to see in the world, she knows her time is up and she is just waiting for the end. However, after her mother makes her attend a cancer kid support group she meets Augustus Waters and he changes the rest of her life.

This is a heartbreaking book which will leave you in floods of tears and will make you want to make something special of the time you have left.

Recommended for:
Those who like romance novels, those who have seen the film but haven’t yet read the book and those who normally read true life stories.
For those who like romance novels this book cannot be missed, as the biggest romance novel if 2014. If you have seen the film but not read the book then I would recommend reading the book too. There is always a lot which has to be left out of a film when a book is given a screen adaptation and you may find yourself loving the book version of the story even more. Those who normally read true life stories and want to transition to Non-fiction or just wish to try one, this is one of the best books for that. The book is entirely a work of fiction, however it is written in such a way that it could be perceived as true and the style will be similar, although slightly different, to those of real life stories

Age recommendation:
12 and over.
The book does contain some sections which may have a large affect on younger readers. If you are looking at getting this for your child, I recommend reading it first to determine whether your child is at the maturity level for such a book.

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