Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Suze's Disability/Illness YA Top 10 & Giveaway

 
By Suze
 
I'm glad there are great books about teenagers who are struggling with an illness or disability. It's such an important topic to write about. Which is why I've made a top ten of really great books that I think are must-reads. I love how these authors show those who are going through a difficult phase in life that they are not alone and that they make others aware of the problems some of their peers are dealing with. What I also absolutely love about these books is that the authors make sure that people see that being different isn't bad at all. Having a handicap or illness might be something that isn't easy to deal with, but someone is always more than just that what makes them suffer. I love how these authors are telling fascinating stories about the more serious issues life can bring. Their main characters are wonderful and special and they have a strong message to share, one that should definitely be read.
 
Giveaway
 
One reader of With Love for Books will be able to spend $20 on books from my top ten. Good luck!
 

 
The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. Please add withloveforbooks@gmail.com to your list of approved email addresses. All of our giveaways are international.

44 comments:

  1. I actually don't recall a book that I've read that has its protagonist with a disability or illness...

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  2. I actually just finished reading DETACHED by Christine Kilbourne and will be posting my review on my blog shortly.
    The main character suffers from the mental illness of DEPRESSION.
    It is a YA Book and hopefully it will end up helping teens even while they are being entertained by the story.


    Check out this book on Goodreads: Detached http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26257689-detached

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  3. The Fault in Our Stars was the most recent book I've read about teens with an illness.
    Dianna

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  4. Multiversum Saga, by Leonardo Patrignani has a disability (It's Marco, and yes, in the first book it is not the protagonist, but then discovered that it is in the following books)

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  5. I can't think of a book that I've read where the main character has a disability or illness. I'm sure I've read some, but I'm drawing a big blank right now lol.

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  6. This is such a lovely idea for a giveaway - it's always fantastic to see people promoting these topics in books :)

    I have to say I've always loved Hazel Grace and the way she handles her illness, but otherwise Cath & her anxiety in Fangirl.

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  7. I love Me Before you by JoJo Moyes . Such a great read . Thanks for the chance .

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  8. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia! It's so good and realistic!

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  9. For me it would have to be The Fault In Our Stars! But I also liked Quinn Loftis's Call Me Crazy!

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  10. In The Chameleon's Shadow by Minette Walters, I really liked/hated Charles Acland. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. This is a tough one to answer for me, because I love to read memoirs / essay collections (often mental health- related). That, and I went through college plus seven years of grad school and training in clinical psych! My favorite, though, might be Augusten Burroughs's "Dry," a memoir of the author's journey through substance abuse (alcohol) and recovery.

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  12. A few that come to mind: Every Last Word, All the Bright Places, The Rosie Project, It's Kind of a Funny Story.

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  13. I have just finished a brilliant book called Under Rose-Tainted Skies about a girl with agoraphobia.

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  14. I think the only book I have read is The Fault in Our Stars. I want to read The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison. I have heard some really good things about that book.

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  15. Not too long ago I read November 9 by Colleen Hoover, the main character was a burn victim. She had scars on her body that made her sad, depressed, she had no confidence. I really enjoyed reading this book and how she grew :)

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  16. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover,it's a gorgeous book where one of the main characters can't hear.

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  17. All the light we cannot see

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  18. The Fault in Our Stars. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. The Fault in Our Stars is by far my favorite, followed by Don't Die My Love by Lurlene McDaniel

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  20. My Sister's Keeper.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  21. The only one I can think of that I read was The Fault In Our Stars, and I loved that book because it felt so honest.

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  22. Helen Keller's autobiography The Story of My Life :)

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  23. It might be kinda cliché right now but The Fault In Our Stars!

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  24. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. I loved that guy.

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  25. Not If I See You First by Lindstrom. The main female is blind. Loved this book. The romance is very subtle and the main female is very feisty.

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  26. The Fault in Our Stars. Me Before You. Maybe Someday. All the Bright Places. I cant pick one. :)

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  27. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. It was a book that jumped out for me because it was a random library find and it ended up being pretty good.

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  28. Mine is Le Syndrome Copernic (Copernicus' Syndrome) by Henri Loevenbruk. An awesome read, although I think it hasn't been translated to English yet. If you can read French, Spanish or Portuguese, though, I HIGHLY recommend it. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  29. The Fault in Our Stars over anything!!!!

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  30. I think this is an important bundle topic. I recently read this one, written from the first person point of view of an adult man who has some sort of unidentifiied developmental disability. My review of Soft in the Head on @goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1670746753

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  31. I like to read lots of books about story lines about illnesses and disabilities. To be more specific I like to read about autism, Alzheimer, and other aging illnesses. I can recall that My Sister's Keeper was a VERY good book!

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  32. The Fault in Our Stars. - Annie JC

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  33. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia!Such a powerful book

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  34. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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  35. the fault in our stars
    all the bright places

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  36. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven!

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  37. the curious case of Benjamin button and my sisters keeper are fab

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  39. It would be great to win $20 to spend on books
    from Suze’s teenager disability/illness top 10.
    In response to your question of
    What's your favorite book that has a main character
    with a disability or illness?
    My favorite book where the main character
    has an illness is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  40. Some of my favorite are Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt and Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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