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Seventeen-year-old Ellie Gebhardt has spent the last three years of high school in psychotherapy, trying to fix a very broken her. And her shrink (or therapist as she likes to be called) seems to think that in order to totally heal, she needs to recognize all the good and bad things that have led her to this point. As if a trip down memory lane will suddenly make her bette ...more
Published June 13th 2017 by Swoon Romance
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Suze Lavender
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ellie has been admitted to the Lovely Soul Institution. She's given in to the darkness inside of her and in the institution they're trying to make her heal. Her therapist asks her to make two lists, one of the good things in her life and one of the bad, the D.B. List. On the D.B. List she's supposed to write down the events that lead to the moment it all became too much. There are many people who deserve a place on the list, bullies, family and guys she used to date. Will putting her feelings on ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ellie Gebhardt is in the mental hospital after a brush with death. Her therapist has an idea to help her get better to make a list of the positive and negative in her life. With this idea, the D.B. list is born. Ellie goes on a trip down memory lane seeing the good and the bad. While she is getting better she makes a couple of friends in the hospital. As she recovers she reconciles the past both good and bad.

In an Oyster shell – A refreshing read that embraced the good and bad that life has to o
Lisa Bentley
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mental health is such a contentious topic that it is unsurprising that it has filtered into young adult fiction. With The D.B. List, Rebekah L Purdy has held back no punches when dealing with this topic.

Set inside an institute, we follow the story of Ellie, a young girl who has tried to kill herself. As the story unfolds we see the reasons why she committed such an extreme act. This comes in the form of her DB list – or douche bag list. Running parallel to this list is the list of good things th
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ellie, who is on a psych ward after attempting suicide, has been instructed by Therapist Angel to write two lists. One for good memories, which Ellie names the Happy Rainbow Farting Unicorn list, and the bad memories, The Douche Bag list.
If anything this book shows the pressure children are put under to follow in the path of their parents, and in turn are unable to confide in their parents, and so children struggle with navigating teenage relationships, and friendships. That boys, in particular
Lovely Loveday
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this to be a very quick, fun read that I read in one sitting. The book starts out a little on the sad side but quickly picks up and gets really interesting. This book has sadness, hope, love, friendship and family, all of which make it a good read. I like how the author uses Ellie’s past to help tell her future and how the past cannot always define your life. You can make changes and take changes to make your life better. Overall, I found this to be a good read.
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I was born and raised in Michigan (just look for the giant mitten on the map—it’ll likely throw a snowball at you). I spent most of my time in Michigan, but while in the army got to call KS, SC, MO, and CA home for awhile as well.

As a kid my family moved around a lot. Try spending both your freshman and senior years at new schools (yeah, loads of fun). I could’ve changed my name to “new girl”.


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