If you enjoyed My Jasper June, then you’ll love How to Become a Planet.
“When Pluto is diagnosed with depression and anxiety she feels like a completely different person; unable to complete simple tasks such as getting out of bed, unable to relate to her friends, unable to finish 7th grade. Pluto has a deep love of anything space related and frames her world and her experiences using space analogies. Why was Pluto a planet then suddenly not a planet anymore? Why does it feel like a black hole is consuming her world? This book is about friendship, persistence, and how mental illnesses affect families, but most importantly how it is okay to be different and okay to be unable to do some things. How to Become a Planet pulled at my heartstrings. This book is heavy at times, but I wish there had been a book like this when I was younger explaining depression and anxiety in an accessible way—letting me know I wasn’t alone in feeling a bit different. Definitely a must-listen for all.”Emma, Content
“I loved this book—simultaneously a true to life depiction of mental illness in middle school and a fun read full of self-discovery, a summer working at the family pizza restaurant, and a deep love of space!”Miriasha, Phoenix Books
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