You are a story

Laura Dockrill, illustrated by Lotte Cassidy

‘Writing for yourself is self-care and an act of self-kindness’

A brilliant book to help teens discover who they are via creative writing. All you need is a pencil, paper and you! Writing is a fantastic way of exploring feelings, the world around you and what makes you you. The author has lived experience of postpartum psychosis and speaks openly about her mental health. She talks through how writing can be a powerful tool to help you find your own voice. The book is a mixture of anecdotes, exercises and reassurance. It doesn’t matter why you want to write or are writing, only that you do it for you. Recommended for teens and young adults.

Published by Hot Key Books

Reviewed by Tash Hyde