Book Traveling Thursdays: A book that deals with mental health

Every week, Danielle (from Danielle’s Book Blog) and Cátia (from TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch) host a feature called Book Traveling Thursdays on Goodreads. They give you a topic each Thursday and you choose a book that you think fits. Then comes the fun part: a cover showdown! You post the original cover, the cover from your country (which I won’t be doing because the books aren’t published here), and then your favorite and least favorite cover from any edition around the world.

This week’s topic is a book that deals with mental health. I chose This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers because it deals with depression and it does it very very well. I will not get tired of recommending this book, not only for great representation, but because it’s a great book overall, it has zombies, and it begins one of my favorite opening chapters ever. Check it out on Amazon and tell me if it doesn’t hook you to the story right away. Now let’s check out the covers!




The US edition is the original and my favorite because I think it gives the overall vibe that the story within is dark. I like the small splatter of blood on the corner, almost unnoticeable, and the hair covering her face. The colors and the fonts are also great!




This is the cover from Hungary. I don’t get the ninja look and I don’t think that’s how Sloane looks. It makes it seem like it is a book about an assassin, which is not the case at all!

Which books dealing with mental health do you love? Have you read this one?

18 thoughts on “Book Traveling Thursdays: A book that deals with mental health

  1. I heard about this book. I’m pretty sure you were the one who recommended it to me (?).
    Zombies & Depression? Wow, that sounds so interesting.

    Lol, the Hungary cover really does make it seems like this book is about an assassin :’)

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  2. Every time I think of this book, the first thought that pops up is zombies but you’re right, the main character does deal with depression. It freaked me out a lot more than I thought it would so that’s what I remember in my head about it, but most of her books deal with mental health which I think is pretty awesome. Have you read All the Rage?


    1. Yeah, for me depression was the main focus, zombies were secondary 😛 I haven’t read All The Rage because I know it’s a tough subject, but I so want to at the same time. I’ve heard it’s fantastic and, after reading this one, I trust her to handle complex themes the right way!

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  3. I love this feature! I’ll have to give it a go someday. I haven’t read this book. One book I love about mental illness is Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman.

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