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1800s and before Audiobook Available For Free (Open Access) eBook English Fiction High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel Online Physical Format Print

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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It’s the story of a beautiful boy called Dorian Gray that since the day his friend Basil painted his portrait, gained ethernal youth and beauty. Over the years his appearance remained young and innocent while the portrait showed the signs of his evil deeds changing after every crime he committed.

Year of Release: 1890

Author(s): Oscar WIlde

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Further information (link): https://openlibrary.org/books/OL24216682M/The_picture_of_Dorian_Gray

ISBN: -10: 0141439572 -13: 978-0141439570

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Dorian-Gray-Biographical-Introduction-ebook/dp/B000FC1CUA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=G2V33V758LPZ&keywords=the+picture+of+dorian+gray&qid=1651685859&s=books&sprefix=the+picture+of+do%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C4280&sr=1-1

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/The-Picture-of-Dorian-Gray/dp/B09VYGHCZL/ref=sr_1_1?crid=G2V33V758LPZ&keywords=the+picture+of+dorian+gray&qid=1651685821&s=books&sprefix=the+picture+of+do%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C4280&sr=1-1

Online text: https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/the-picture-of-dorian-gray.pdf

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1946-1999 Novel Short Length (up to 2 hrs) Tough Topics

No Longer Human

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This book is a semi-autobiography of Dazai Osamu where he talks about his alienation from society.

Year of Release: 1948

Author(s): Dazai Osamu

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Further information (link): https://openlibrary.org/works/OL3923956W/No_longer_human

ISBN: 978-0811204811

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Longer-Human-English-Osamu-Dazai-ebook/dp/B09XLQLL4K

Audiobook URL: https://fulllengthaudiobooks.com/osamu-dazai-no-longer-human-audiobook/

Online text: https://booksvooks.com/no-longer-human-pdf-osamu-dazai.html

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The book is divided in three parts:
-in the first one, the main subject is the protagonist’s alienation from society
-in the second one the main topic is his first suicide attempt
-the third one mostly talks about his depression



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I chose this book because, even if it covers plenty of difficult topics, I find the protagonist relatable in a lot of things. While I really love this book, which made me reflect a lot about life and mental health, I must admit that it isn’t something for everyone since the author’s way of thinking is very peculiar and it also talks a lot about things such as suicide that might be sensitive for some people.

This book also received two movie adaptations and several manga adaptations, with the most famous one being drawn by Junji Ito.

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2010-2019 All CEFR B2 Drama English High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

We Were Liars

A coming of age story in the aftermath of a mysterious family tragedy.

Year of Release: 2014

Author(s): E. Lockhart

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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16143347-we-were-liars

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2010-2019 All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Print Short Story

Don’t Call Me Crazy

Don’t Call Me Crazy is a collection of texts, essays and illustrations that focus on mental health issues. It raises the question of what it means to be crazy or whether the word crazy might even be offensive?

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Kelly Jensen, Victoria Schwab, Adam Silvera, Libba Bray, Esmé Weijun Wang, Yumi Sakugawa, Mike Jung, Meredith Russo, Stephanie Kuehn, S.E. Smith, Emery Lord, Sarah Hannah Gómez, Nancy Kerrigan, MILCK, Reid Ewing, S. Zainab Williams, Lisa Jakub, Hannah Bae, Monique Bedard, Gemma Correll, Heidi Heilig, Christine Heppermann, Shaun David Hutchinson, Ashley Holstrom, Mary Isabel, S. Jae-Jones, Susan Juby, Emily Mayberry, Amy Reed, Jessica Tremaine, Clint Van Winkle, Dior Vargas, Kristen Bell

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33803157-don-t-call-me-crazy?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=h6RWhF6EM9&rank=1

Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7068370.Kelly_Jensen

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/Dont-Call-Me-Crazy-Conversation-ebook/dp/B079VZS8F9

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2010-2019 All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

THE PLACES I’VE CRIED IN PUBLIC

Amelie fell strongly in love with Reese, but during their relationship, Amelie realized that this type of love is not ideal and that it is not supposed to be this painful. This book tells the growing pains of falling in love, the heartbreak and strong emotions behind being in love while trying to learn and grown after getting your heart broken.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Holly Bourne

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/44004352-the-places-i-ve-cried-in-public

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Places-Ive-Cried-Public/dp/1474949525

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