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1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: I'll never spot praising this book, it has a gay main character with an amazing set of friends and family that supports him when he decides to come out and it is important to show healthy relationships to kids/teenagers and show that they can and will be accepted when they decide to be who they are, it also has a super cute romance to help.
2. George by Alex Gino: this middle grade won my heart when I read it last month, I think, it tells the story of a transexual girl, her discovering who she really is and finding the courage and support to be who she wants, it does have some not so happy moments but the tone overall is of acceptance and hope.
3. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin: this is the only one I wouldn't recommend to all ages, since there is one heavy scene and the bullying a bigger part of the story than in the other two, but still this let us understand more about people that are gender fluid and has a beautiful message.
4. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella: this book is probably my favorite one in the take of anxiety, it deals with it in a light way but that don't undermine its message, it also shows how necessary therapy and medication is and I'll always support and be glad when books do that. Also super cute romance.
5. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: the main character on this one deals with TOC and it's dealt with in an amazing way, there are some quotes are just so on point that you just head nod while reading it.
6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: this is a great take on how it's to be shy and introvert and having to find your space in a new place dealing with that, it's realistic and so, so relatable.
7. Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz: this book has a main character that is black, bisexual, anorexic but not sick enough to look like it, and too big for the bale profile, it deals with so many things that teenagers face that it should be required to read by everyone, and THE VOICE.
8. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy: amazing body positive message about accepting yourself and let the rest of the world dealt with it if it bothers them. Also cute romance.
9. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: this is definitely the best book about depression and suicide I ever read in my life, the descriptions about the feelings, the anxiety, the train of thoughts that leads to a vicious circle... Everything is so accurate. Also, I slow clapped when Craig called himself in the psychiatrist ward, it's so hard to see a positive light on this situation but this story show that sometimes that is the only and necessary way to get better.
10. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: another Patrick Ness is this list because he knows his stuff, this one is my favorite by him (of the two that I read so far HA) and it deals with grief in an amazing and fantastical way, it's middle grade I think but it fits all ages.
That's it for me, let me know what are your required readings!