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Reading Well for teens suggests recommended reading and digital resources to help you understand your feelings and boost your confidence. Teens and health and wellbeing experts have chosen the books to help you manage your emotions and cope with difficult times.

The booklist is targeted at teenagers (13–18) and includes a range of reading levels and formats to support less confident readers and encourage engagement.

Look for the Reading Well for teens books in your local library – they’re free to borrow.

Many titles are also available to borrow as e-books and audiobooks. Find out how to join the library and access books, e-books and audiobooks via your local library website.

Our guide to the book collection and digital leaflet are available to download for free. There is also a bilingual digital leaflet for Wales.

For more information on Reading Well for teens please see our FAQ document.

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