What are the best fiction novels featuring characters with social anxiety?

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    #1The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 


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    Ann Lane
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A unique novel that revolves around an man who has transformed. While a great read, this does not accurately portray a realistic reliability to those with social anxiety."
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    Fangirl is Rainbow Rowell's novel narrating the life of Cath, an avid Simon Snow fan who was struggling to let go of her fandom but had to learn to grow up and face the harsh realities of her adolescent life.


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    Arthur Cruz
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Cath, the main character, is obsessed with Simon Snow. She reads and re-reads the Simon Snow series. It helped her cope with personal tragedy of her mother leaving the family residence. Now she's at college and her sister Wren will no longer live with her. Cath has to make it with a surly roommate and a professor who hates fan fiction books. Will she be able to leave Simon Snow behind and start out on a life of her own?"
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    #3The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.


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    Ryan Burns
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The solution is pretty good, about a teenager growing up, and experiencing a wide array of emotions. "
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    #4To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.

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    Ivy Cao
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A gripping story, which was so innovative and ahead of its time when it was written. It is a must read for this current generation, because to learn for today, we must look to the past. Masterful book with great characters and a perfect coming-to-age story. "
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    #5Finding Audrey

    Finding Audrey

    Finding Audrey is a book by Sophie Kinsella that tells the story of Audrey. She is a fourteen-year-old girl who is struggling every day because of her anxiety disorder. She will meet guys that will help her cope. 


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    #6Eleanor & Park

    Eleanor & Park

    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a romance novel originally published in 2012. This book won the Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book in 2014.


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    Linda Austin
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This solution solves the problem, because it is about a teenager who has to maneuver teenage life. She is in a relationship and faces everyday teenage struggles while trying to make her relationship work with her boyfriend."
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    #7The Woman in Cabin 10

    The Woman in Cabin 10

    The Woman in Cabin 10 is an adventure and mystery book for young adults and adults written by Ruth Ware. It was a Summer Must-Read for both the Entertainment Weekly and the New York Post last 2016.


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    Brandon Wilson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Being a deep, deep introvert myself, I thought I would be able to connect with the protagonist in this book. However, it seemed like her antisocial qualities were very exagerrated and this made the book fairly drawn out and unenjoyable. "
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    #8All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places
    All the Bright Places is the New York Times' bestselling young adult romance novel written by Jenniver Niven. It is about the suicidal Theodore and his fateful meeting with the grief-stricken Violet. 

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    Larry Anderson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Wow...perfect read."
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    #9Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a romance novel and psychological fiction novel originally published in April 2017. This book was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fiction and Audie Award for Fiction.

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    #10The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by Mark Haddon which tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy with autism trying to figure out who killed the neighbor's dog.

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    Grace Thompson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Well written and easy to get warmed up to this character with all his quirks. He tries to find out what happened to the dog, and his quirky behavior takes him on this journey. It was endearing to read about this character and how he dealt with others. It gave a glimpse into what people like that deal with."
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    Nausea is a dramatic existentialist modern novel written by the philosopher, critic, and novelist icon, Jean-Paul Sartre. It was originally released in 1938 and won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature.


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Best What are the best fiction novels featuring characters with social anxiety
1The MetamorphosisBooks 42 Paid
2FangirlBooks 37 Paid
3The Catcher in the RyeBooks 36 Paid
4To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 34 Paid
5Finding AudreyBooks 30 Paid
6Eleanor & ParkBooks 30 Paid
7The Woman in Cabin 10Books 28 Paid
8All the Bright PlacesBooks 25 Paid
9Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely FineBooks 23 Paid
10The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeBooks 20 Paid

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