I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called “calorie restriction,” eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, “Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You think Dakota Fanning doesn’t tint hers?” She was even showered by Mom until age sixteen while sharing her diaries… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism (r slur)
  • Fatmisia & body-shaming
  • Child physical, verbal and emotional abuse including gaslighting
  • Grooming and sexually predatory behaviour toward a minor discussed
  • Hoarding
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorder (bulimia)
  • Graphic disordered eating including food restriction, bingeing, purging and over-exercising (theme)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emesis
  • Death of a mother from terminal breast cancer

Tell Me When You Feel Something by Vicki Grant

Tell Me When You Feel Something by Vicki Grant

It seemed like a cool part-time program — being a simulated patient for med school students to practice on. But now vivacious, charismatic Viv lies in a very real coma. Cellphone footage just leads to more questions. What really happened? Other kids suspect it was not an intentional overdose — but each has a reason why they can’t tell the truth. Through intertwining and conflicting narratives, a twisted story unfolds of trust betrayed as we sift through the seemingly innocent events leading up to the tragic night. Perhaps simulated patients aren’t the only people pretending to be something they’re not.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Date rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide
  • Bulimia mentioned
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Drugging
  • Emesis
  • Animal death

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there’s been a mistake. She didn’t need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn’t a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. In the meantime, she is going to use her persuasive skills to get the staff on her side. Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage. And she may be the only person who can get Hannah to confront the dangerous games and secrets that landed her in confinement in the first place.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorder
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Serious physical injury
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Empty Net by Avon Gale

Empty Net by Avon Gale

Spartanburg Spitfires’ goalie and captain Isaac Drake ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs. He’s found a home and family with his coach and mentor, Misha Samarin, and he’s looking forward to making a serious run for the Kelly Cup. But things take an interesting turn when Isaac’s archnemesis, Laurent St. Savoy, is traded to the Spitfires. After Laurent’s despicable behavior in the playoffs last year, Isaac wants nothing to do with him – no matter how gorgeous he is. But that changes when Isaac discovers the reason for Laurent’s attitude. Laurent St. Savoy… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Misogyny
  • Homomisia
  • Threatened outing
  • Conversion therapy mentioned
  • Sex work mentioned
  • Nonconsensual filming of sex mentioned
  • Physical, verbal & emotional parental abuse recounted
  • Eating disorder*
  • Panic attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blackmail mentioned
  • Bullying

*Context : This includes disordered eating and food thoughts, food restriction, purging, therapy & recovery, and mentions of relapses.

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Purge by Sarah Darer Littman

Purge by Sarah Darer Littman

Janie Ryman hates throwing up. So why does she binge eat and then stick her fingers down her throat several times a day? That’s what the doctors and psychiatrists at Golden Slopes hope to help her discover. But first Janie must survive everyday conflicts between the Barfers and the Starvers, attempts by the head psychiatrist to fish painful memories out of her emotional waters, and shifting friendships and alliances among the kids in the ward. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Eating disorder (bulimia)
  • Disordered & binge eating
  • Psychiatric hospitslisation
  • Emesis

And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

And They Lived . . . by Steven Salvatore

Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he’s plagued with the belief that he’s not enough for anyone: he’s recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can’t quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase starts his freshman year of college, he has to navigate being away from home and missing his sister, finding his squad, and contending with his ex-best friend Leila who is gunning for the same exclusive mentorship. If only he can pull together a short for the freshman animation showcase at the end… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia, internalised homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Misgendering
  • Eating disorder (bulimia)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Emesis & purging
  • Alcohol consumption
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The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane

According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens. Zander does not fit in—or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There’s her cabinmate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorder (anorexia)
  • Schizophrenia

Tumbling by Caela Carter

Tumbling by Caela Carter

Grace lives and breathes gymnastics—but no matter how hard she pushes herself, she can never be perfect enough. Leigh, Grace’s best friend, has it all: a gymnastics career, a normal high-school life…and a secret that could ruin everything. Camille wants to please her mom, wants to please her boyfriend, and most of all, wants to walk away. Wilhelmina was denied her Olympic dream four years ago, and she won’t let anything stop her again. No matter what. Monica is terrified. Nobody believes in her—and why should they? By the end of the two days of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, some of these girls will… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Eating disorder (anorexia)
  • Car accident recounted
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It’s Always Been You by Elin Annalise 

It’s Always Been You by Elin Annalise 

Twenty-six-year-old Courtney Davenport is loud, fun, and always the heart of a party. She’s also asexual and runs a talking service for other aces who are worried about coming out. But when her sworn enemy Sophie Sway phones the helpline, Courtney is thrown. Courtney and Sophie have been enemies forever. Growing up at an expensive boarding school that pitted them against each other has ensured their rivalry lasted way beyond graduation. And now Sophie’s not just coming out to her unknowing that it is Courtney at the end of the line but worse! In the coincidence of the century, Sophie’s also moving next door. Furious, Courtney… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amisia
  • Eating disorder mentioned
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Stalking
  • Bullying
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Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over by Miranda Luby

Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over by Miranda Luby

Sadie Starr is obsessed with starting over. A new year, a new diet, a new social media identity. Anything that gives her a chance to be a better version of herself. So when her dad’s job moves the family interstate, Sadie’s excited for a fresh start. It’s also the perfect excuse to leave behind the mess she’s made with her best friend and secret crush, Daniel, whose advances she rejected – for fear of screwing things up. But at her new school, life gets complicated fast. She meets glamorous Alexa and her pink-badged girl gang, on a mission to ‘support women’, and outcast Jack, who the girls say has been stalking fellow student Loz. But Loz has a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut-shaming
  • Eating disorder (binging)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Stalking
  • Bullying
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