This week's topic: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC, neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)
I decided to go with characters that suffer from some form of depression or are perhaps bipolar. Both of these are serious conditions that people often feel shameful when suffering from them.I love when characters pop up in books that suffer from these because this brings more light on a serious problem we have in this world that needs to be addressed. I could go on about that for awhile, but instead, I'll just start my list:
1. Pat and Tiffany: Pat seems to be bipolar and Tiffany seems to suffer from depression. Both characters are trying to work through some hard times.
2. Her entire family: After the death of Susie, her entire family grieves in their own way, which of course includes depression.
3. Charlie: Charlie is a freshman in high school and seems to suffer from depression as he suffers through being a freshman in high school.
4. Julian: After a horrific life, Julian clearly suffers from a severe case of depression.
5. Boo: I don't know what exactly Boo suffers from, but it's very clear that he struggles with something.
6. Zelda: Zelda Fitzgerald suffered from schizophrenia long before anyone knew how to treat it.
7. Hannah: The entire book revolves around the suicide of Hannah.
8. Jasper: How would you expect to be after being raised by a serial killer?
9. Eleanor: Struggling with hr home life, Eleanor also struggles with her emotions.
10. Craig: Craig checks himself into a mental institution after feeling so depressed he wanted to kill himself.