Theme - Dysfunctioal relationships


Books on dysfunctional relationships – family, but also in relationship to society or friends etc.
William Nicholson, The Society of Others
Scot Gardner, The Dead I Know and Happy as Larry
Mal Peet, Life: an exploded diagram
S.J. Watson: Before I go to sleep
David Hair, The Bone Tiki
David Hill, Right Where It Hurts
John Marsden, Letters from the Inside (and others)
Lia Hills, The beginners guide to living
Fleur Beale, I’m not Esther and also Juno probably
Malorie Blackman, Noughts and Crosses and also Boys Don’t Cry
Francine Prose, After
David Klass, You don’t know me
Meg Rosoff, How I live now – it works for almost every theme in the world
Steig Larssen, Girl with the dragon tattoo et al
Junk by Melvin Burgess. It's about dysfunctional relationships between friends, families and the terrible and destructive effects of drug abuse


SHORT STORIES

Dead Jazz Guy by Phil Kawana.

Necessary Noise by Michael Cart. The book has 10

short stories about families (in the broadest sense of the word) and how they function. Some sad, some humorous. Some stories told in poetry.