Tag: anxiety

Life Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh & Friends

pooh and madeline

The Complete Tales of Winnie Pooh

By: A.A. Milne

Grade: A

I completely forgot when I was patting myself on the back about reading Pride and Prejudice last month that I had also read the Complete Works of Beatrix Potter. So go me two classics! Now four!

Honestly the Beatrix Potter and A Madeline Treasury were really cute, great illustrations and I’m glad I read them but definitely not my thing. Growing up I always had a closer affinity for not just Pooh but the whole gang in the Hundred Acre Woods.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Author: Louise Gornall

Grade: A-

Norah suffers from agoraphobia, OCD, anxiety and self-harm. As we meet her at the beginning of the story she’s been housebound and home-schooled by her mother for several years. Only leaving to go to therapy appointments. Her first real contact besides mother and Doctor comes in the form of a new teenage neighbor called Luke.

At which point I had to ask myself is this going to be one of those stories where love cures everything?

Eliza And Her Monsters


Eliza and Her Monsters

By: Francesca Zappia

Grade: B+

It’s a little odd to recognize a lot of your personality traits in a character, understand why they are doing things and they still get on your nerves. It’s also hard to want to like a book more than you did or to feel like you should like a book more than you did. Eliza suffers from anxiety (among other things) and is just trying to stay invisible through the end of school while writing the exceedingly popular web comic Monstrous Sea.

Everything shifts however when she meets a boy who may be Monstrous Sea’s biggest fan.

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Queens of Geek

Grade: B-

I really wanted to like this one more. It’s about two friends (technically three but Jamie is pretty much relegated to saintly boy/boyfriend characterization fairly quickly) at a Comic Con like event. Charlie is an up and coming actress who meets another up and coming actress she likes and Taylor suffers from anxiety and loves Jamie.