In 2012, young people in reading groups chose the following Mood-Boosting Books:
Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari
Being Billy by Phil Earle
Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberley Kirberger
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
Holes by Louis Sachar
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko
Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning
Numbers by Rachel Ward
The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
My Name is Mina by David Almond
Tell us what your Mood-boosting Books are. Whether it's a novel, non-fiction, poetry or a graphic novel, we would love to hear about the books that have made you feel better.
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