It’s no secret that introverts turn to books for comfort. Socially anxious people? Even more so. From gritty to introspective, here are 3 books for socially anxious teenagers.

3 books for socially anxious teens.
3 books for socially anxious teens.
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Speak (Social Anxiety Book #1)

This book provides an in-depth look at social anxiety.
This book provides an in-depth look at social anxiety.
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Sometimes, all a socially anxious person wants to do is Speak. But bullying and peer-pressure get in the way. This book follows Melinda as she navigates high school with selective mutism.

Her peers don’t understand her social anxiety. Melinda knows exactly what caused it. But, she just can’t seem to find her voice. If you want a book about social anxiety with an uplifting ending, then check it out.

May Bird and the Ever After (Social Anxiety Book #2)

This book is a unique twist on social anxiety.
This book is a unique twist on social anxiety.
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May Bird spends most of her time exploring the forest behind her house…until she discovers a portal in a lake. Transported into another world, her anxiety is in overdrive. Will she be trapped in the underworld forever? Or will she push through her anxiety and find friends to help her escape?

Spread throughout three books, May Bird’s transformation from socially anxious teen to self-assured adult is inspiring. Check out this book.

Dear Evan Hansen (Social Anxiety Book #3)

A thoughtful take on social anxiety.
This book is a thoughtful take on social anxiety.
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There are countless reasons why social anxiety occurs in teenagers. School cliques. Class presentations. Carrying a deep secret that might ruin the lives of those around you? Dear Evan Hansen carries that weight all too well.

This book follows Evan’s journey to belonging and betrayal. Craving more after you flip the last page? There’s a lyric book up for grabs on Amazon -based on the hit musical of the same name.


What are your favorite books based on social anxiety? Let me know in the comments.