What are the best fiction books on self injury and overcoming it?

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    #1Diary of an Anorexic Girl

    Diary of an Anorexic Girl

    Diary of an Anorexic Girl is a mental health, young adult and realistic fiction written by Morgan Menzie. It was published April 14, 2003 by Thomas Nelson. It follows Morgan's account of her eating disorder.


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    Sai Chavan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book is about Morgan who suffers from anorexia and an account of her daily struggles and challenges. The book is a fiction account and is fairly entertaining for any young adult who might be struggling with this disease. However, this probably isn't the best fiction book on self-injury and overcoming it as the book focuses on just anorexia which is why I only gave it a rating of a "1". There are much better self-help books that deal with all the mental issues that lead people to commit self-injury and self-harm and if anyone is struggling with these issues, I would definitely recommend seeking one of these other books out rather than this fictionalized memoir."
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    Cut is a  young adult and realistic fiction novel written by Patrick McCormick. It was published February 1, 2002 by PUSH. It closely follows the struggle of a person with mental challenges.

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    Kathy Carlson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Oh I dig it. I think I need to reup my audiable account just for this one. Great suggestion."
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    A pretty and enjoyable game that needs more content. In this game you only need to sit, relax and meditate. Literally.



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    #4Crash into Me

    Crash into Me
    Owen, Frank, Jin-Ae and Audrey have only one thing in common: they all want to die. They all meet after several attempted suicides, and they decide to make a road trip visiting the graves of some famous celebrity suicides, and at the end of it they will suicide themselves. But after sharing their thoughts and finding good friends in their suicidal crew, they will think twice about it...

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    Angela Gu
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "If you have anyone in your life who experiences SIB, get them this book. It was really in-depth and reading the personal stories really opened my eyes."
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    An anorexic Lia Overbrook harms herself after finding out that her best friend Cassie died of bulimia. She blames herself for not being with Cassie during the time she needed her the most and the idea to live becomes even more difficult for her.


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    Jeffrey Hicks
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "it is a heart breaking tale and it will teach you some things"
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    #6Specials (Uglies)

    Specials (Uglies)
    Specials is the third book in the thrilling dystopic series for young adults, the Uglies. It was authored by Scott Westerfeld and was first published in 2006. It is about a future where a young woman tried to break the rules in a judgemental world.

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    Howard Mitchell
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I'm not sure where "turned into a super-modelesque super-fighting machine" equates with self-injury, but whatever. At least this is a bizarre tale around controlling two different populations of people, right...?"
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    #7Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects is a contemporary crime mystery thriller novel written by Gillian Flynn. It is first published in 2006 by Broadway Paperbacks.


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    Edith Hernández
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is definitely going on my reading list. I've always enjoyed psychological thrillers and odysseys of the mind. A story told from the vantage point of one struggling with mental illness is also refreshing. I'm on the look-out for books and films that shine a compassionate light on the subject of mental illness."
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    Identical is a young adult fiction book written by Ellen Hopkins. This book was originally published in 2008. It narrates the story of Kaeleigh and Raeanne who are twins.


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    Ralph Riley
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book seems like a good book for anyone who has a struggle in life. However it should not be any best of category because of the limited number of people who have read it. The reviews are mostly great on Amazon, but only a few hundred people have read the book since it's publishing date."
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    Impulse is a young adult fiction novel written in verse by Ellen Hopkins. This is the first novel in the Impulse series, and it was first published in 2007.


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    Diana Wheeler
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Impulse is an inspiring story about self-injury and healing from it. It really puts things in perspective."
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    #10The Hollow Dolls

    The Hollow Dolls

    The Hollow Dolls is a book by MT Dahl that tells the story of best friends Mel and Winnie. They will be both lost in the life of addiction. They do not believe in anything absolute so they will try and love and something will happen.  


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    George Weber
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Good book that kinda hit home for me because I had someone going through this same kinda scenario. I recommend."
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    Willow is an exceptional story about a girl that has to live with the memory of a terrible tragedy and a boy who want to be with her.The author, Julia Hoban, captures perfectly the real emotions of a teenage girl.


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    Robert Payne
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This was an interesting read. The characters had unique development and I really enjoyed that."
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    #12Cutters Don’t Cry

    Cutters Don’t Cry

    Cutters Don’t Cry (SoCal Series Book 1) is a mental health, young adult and realistic fiction written by Christine Dzidrums. It was published April 1, 2010 by Creative Media Publishing.


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    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "As somebody who used to suffer from self injury and cutting, I always turn to books for motivation on how to overcome those demons. With Cutters Don’t Cry, I was able to read the heart-wrenching fiction story of a victim who overcame their illness, stopped cutting and worked on becoming a healthier human being. This story was awe-inspiring for me, and I will always remember it. "


Best What are the best fiction books on self injury and overcoming it
1Diary of an Anorexic GirlBooks 39 Paid
2CutBooks 35 Paid
3PerfectGames 34 Paid
4Crash into MeBooks 32 Paid
5WintergirlsBooks 30 Paid
6Specials (Uglies)Books 22 Paid
7Sharp ObjectsBooks 19 Paid
8IdenticalBooks 7 Paid
9ImpulseBooks 7 Paid
10The Hollow DollsBooks 4 Paid

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