This can be a hard time of year for many teenagers. There are the school tests, report cards and SAT exams; the Homecoming dance and prom, with their own potential for drama and heartbreak; not to mention the family dynamics that flare up during holidays (heightened by relatives visiting, school breaks, etc.). If you’re feeling a little frazzled, here are some suggested reads: The Big Book of Hell, a cartoon collection from Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) because sometimes it’s just better to laugh than to cry over those romantic disappointments and snarky teachers. The Gossip Girl series is a quick read about a set of New York private school students that may provide a welcome escape from your own teenage melodramas. Looking for something more serious? High School’s Not Forever features stories of “survivors” and how they got through all the challenges.