Read about the Disability Experience

October 12, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Last week I reviewed “Everything, Everything.” If you want to read about other teens who experience the world in a unique way because of a disability, check out some of these books, too.

LastLeavesFalling The Last Leaves Falling
In Japan, Abe Sora, who is afflicted with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, finds friends online and elicits their help to end his suffering.
GirlsLikeUs Girls Like Us
Graduating from their school’s special education program, Quincy and Biddy are placed together in their first independent apartment and discover unexpected things they have in common in the face of past challenges and a harrowing trauma.
EverythingEverything Everything, Everything
Madeline Whittier is literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything in her life.
RunningDream The Running Dream
When a school bus accident leaves Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
SayWhatYouWill Say What You Will
A girl confined to a wheelchair by cerebral palsy and a boy stymied by obsessive-compulsive disorder are assigned to spend time together in what becomes a friendship that neither expected.
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman -- Caden Bosch is on a galleon that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn. Caden Bosch is dealing with schizophrenia... and as fantasy and paranoia begin to take over, his parents have only one choice left. Challenger Deep
Caden Bosch is dealing with schizophrenia, and as his fantasies and paranoia begin to take over, sucking him deeper into a world that only exists in his own mind, Caden’s parents have only one choice left.
Blindsided Blindsided
After years of failing eyesight, Natalie reluctantly enters a school for the blind, where in spite of her resistance she learns the skills that will help her live in the sighted world.
shark1 Shark Girl
After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, aspiring artist Jane struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future.

Entry filed under: book lists, teen read week.

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon New Books

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