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Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos. 320 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Teen Tuesday features Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos. This 2013 debut is narrated by sixteen-year-old James who lives in a terribly dysfunctional family and suffers terribly from depression. His favorite poet is Walt Whitman and he loves to yawp loudly, especially because it annoys his parents. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this unreliable narrator provides a realistic glimpse into what it's like to struggle with depression.