YA Books About Social Anxiety: An Essential List

YA Books About Social Anxiety: An Essential List

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Young Adult (YA/Teen) books about social anxiety is a genre that can be helpful to understand social anxiety. The best YA social anxiety books are all on our ultimate list. This list of new and best teen social anxiety books can help with making sense of this issue.  If you are looking for an enlightening novel to read that deals with the struggles of social anxiety, there is bound to be one here for you to enjoy. Reading books can be a useful strategy to understand many mental health issues . We recommend all of these books.

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YA Books About Social Anxiety

Last Updated: May 14, 2023

  1. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

2. As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper

3. One Way or Another by Kara McDowell

4. The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

5. Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade

6. Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

7. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

8. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard


9. How it Ends by Catherine Lo

10. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

11. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

12. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

13. I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

14. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

15. The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

16. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

17. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

18. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

19. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

20. How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

21. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

22. Solitaire by Alice Oseman

23. Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

24. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

25. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

26. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

27. Between You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs

28. All the Rage by Courtney Summers

29. We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

30. Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

31. Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

32. Joyride by Anna Banks

33. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

34. Bruised by Tanya Boteju

35. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

36. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

37. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

38. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

39. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

40. Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

41. Sparrow by Sarah Moon

42. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

43. Anna K.: A Love Story by Jenny Lee

44. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

45. I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

46. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

47. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

48. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

49. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

50. The Opposite of Falling Apart by Micah Good

51. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

YA Books About Social Anxiety

YA books about social anxiety are such useful bibliotherapy tools. There are quite a few here to check out and we hope that there is one that you love.  What are some of your favourites? Let us know in the comments!

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