What are the best self harm novels?

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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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    Danielle Hawkins
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "While this seems like a great self help book for those teenagers/young adults facing cutting in their life, I believe it goes much deeper than this. It has great reviews, but this sort of thing is a very serious problem these days. I think the pain and despair needs to be addressed and get to the root of the issue that is being experienced. Yes, there are doctors that are there to listen and books to read, but prayer helps wonders and different programs for those teens. "
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    #2Breaking Free

    Breaking Free
    Breaking Free is an adult romantic story about Kelsie Sullivan and her deepest secret that hunts her. She finds herself lost until she meets JC, a boy who sees and understands her pain, in the course of her Wilderness Theraphy program.

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    Christopher Fowler
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Good book for those who have been through depression. Very relateable. Recommend."
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    #3Sharp 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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    Sarah Aguilar
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "harp Objects is a darker, more brooding tale that explores an earnestly neurotic mind, dysfunctional family dynamics, and small-town social structure through the medium of an unconventional mystery thriller. fantastic novel which attract reader attention."
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    #4Cutters 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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    Annie Hao
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This seems to be centered around cutting. I wouldn't call it the best self harm novel because I don't really know what that is. It follows the struggles of mental illness and using cutting as a coping mechanism. "
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    #5Hate List

    Hate List
    Hate List is a young adult novel by Jennifer Brown about Valerie Leftman, who helped her boyfriend create a list of people they hated, a list that her boyfriend later used when he was choosing people to shoot at in school.

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    Christine Hanson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Although this novel is about harming others, it is not about harming yourself."
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    #6Where She Went

    Where She Went
    Where She Went is a book by Gayle Forman, it is the second novel in the If I Stay series. Written from Adam's point of view, it depicts what happened to him after Mia left him. 


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    Nathan Griffin
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I'm not sure how much of a theme that self-harm plays in this book. Some of the main characters appear to have suffered some tragedies in the past, though it is not totally clear how much they actively harm themselves due to their emotional scars from their past and present situations. I'd probably try to find a different book where this theme is more pronounced, if I was deciding to read a book based on whether or not that theme was prominent."
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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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    Joseph Pearson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A very brutally honest but needed book in this category. Helps you understand all the pain these young people go thought."
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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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    Ronald Wade
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "One of the best novels that I read dealing with self-harm issues was All the Bright Places. I really found myself connecting with the characters and the story that they were living. I really enjoyed this novel."
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    #9It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini is published in 2007. In 2010, it was adapted into a film with the same title. It tells the story of a suicidal teenage guy who gets into a mental hospital wherein he learns stories of other people.


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    Ronald Munoz
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a good suggestion. It's positive considering the extremely negative subject matter. And it's funny. I recommend it!"
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    #10Thirteen Reasons Why

    Thirteen Reasons Why
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher narrates how Clay Jensen learns about the reasons why his classmate, workmate, and crush, Hannah Baker took her own life. Hannah Baker left cassette tapes so Clay and everyone involved could listen and discover why.

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    Pamela Cox
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a sad book, but one that every parent should read with their child. It discusses the consequences of bullying in our schools, and gives a very raw look at how kids react to one another."
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    #11The Road

    The Road
    The Road is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. It tells the story of a father and son walking through post-apocalyptic America to reach the coast. This is an ultimate story of survival in a desolate world.

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    Patricia May
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Road is an amazing novel by Cormic McCarthy with dystopian setting. While the book is depressing and not exactly sunshine and rainbows I wouldn't call it a best self harm novel. It doesn't focus on self harm at all and is so dreary it probably isn't a good idea to read it"
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    #12My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.


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    Lawrence Alvarado
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A terrific book from one of my favorite authors. The story focuses on the conflict between the rights of a parent and the rights of a child. I read this book in one long sitting as I was unable to put it down! I am sure you will be as engrossed as I was."
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    #13The Taste Of Metal

    The Taste Of Metal

    The Taste Of Metal is a nonfiction book about drugs written by Joe Hnida. The Taste Of Metal was published on February 2, 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.


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    Howard Gilbert
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Looks like a pretty good book to read."


Best What are the best self harm novels
1CutBooks 53 Paid
2Breaking FreeBooks 47 Paid
3Sharp ObjectsBooks 23 Paid
4Cutters Don’t CryBooks 18 Paid
5Hate ListBooks 15 Paid
6Where She WentBooks 13 Paid
7WillowBooks 11 Paid
8All the Bright PlacesBooks 10 Paid
9It's Kind of a Funny StoryBooks 8 Paid
10Thirteen Reasons WhyBooks 6 Paid

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