This Winter by Alice Oseman

From Book Trigger Warnings
This Winter
Cover of This Winter by Alice Oseman
Author(s) Alice Oseman
Published November 5, 2015
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books
Genre(s) Contemporary
Age group Young Adult

This Winter by Alice Oseman is a young adult contemporary novella, originally published on November 5, 2015. It is book 0.5 in the Solitaire series.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The book contains the following warning at the beginning:

This book contains discussions of mental illness, including descriptions of disordered eating, references to self-harm, and ignorant view regarding mental illness. Please read safely and responsibly.

Additionally, the following content warnings are listed on the author's website:

THIS WINTER is a story about mental illness that includes very frank and frequent discussions of mental illness. Please read safely and responsibly.

  • Eating disorder - discussion and behaviour
  • Depression - discussion and behaviour
  • References to past self-harm, including a major self-harm relapse
  • References to time spent at a psychiatric ward
  • Ignorant views regarding mental illness

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Ableism (including internalized)
  • Attempted suicide (mentioned, past)
  • Biphobia (discussed)
  • Psychiatric hospital (discussed)


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Depression (main characters)
  • Gay main character
  • Anxiety (main character)
  • Bisexual love interest


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