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    Posted on Sep 23, 2015

    33 Powerful Books That Can Help With Your Depression

    "Harry Potter saved me more than once, and I can’t thank J.K. Rowling enough."

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the book that helped them during their depression. Here are their powerful stories.

    1. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

    2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

    4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    5. Will Grayson, will grayson by John Green and David Levithan

    6. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

    7. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

    8. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

    9. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

    10. The The Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien

    11. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

    12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    13. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

    14. One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley

    15. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    16. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

    17. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

    18. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

    19. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

    20. Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Girl by Adeline Yen Mah

    21. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

    22. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

    23. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

    24. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

    25. The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch

    26. John Dies at the End by David Wong

    27. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    28. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

    29. The 10 P.m. Question by Kate De Goldi

    30. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

    31. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    32. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

    33. And The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    An earlier version of this post included Kate V.’s last name, but has since been changed.

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