OCD Love Story

OCD Love Story

Book - 2014
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In an instant, Bea felt almost normal with Beck, and as if she could fall in love again, but things change when the psychotherapist who has been helping her deal with past romantic relationships puts her in a group with Beck--a group for teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2014, 2013.
ISBN: 9781442457331
Branch Call Number: HAY
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jul 12, 2019

I really liked this book. It showed how there are different types of ODC, and how they can act upon people. A stereotype people will see is that people with ODC tend to be very organised which is not true. I really liked this book, and couldn't stop reading. It hooks you up, and I enjoyed it a lot!

SCL_Pascale Aug 04, 2017

I went into this book not expecting much -- a fluffy teen romance complicated by the fact that the protagonist has OCD. I was intrigued and wondered how the disorder would be portrayed. Perhaps I would come away from it having learned something new.

It was interesting to see stalking used as a compulsive behaviour and the damaging effect this has -- not just on the protagonist but on those around her as well. That being said, the protagonist was difficult for me to like and sympathize with. I thought she was very self-centered, even for someone with a mental illness. Her best friend and love interest are reduced to their personal issues and her parents are very much in the background instead of providing active support.

I finished this book, but I skimmed most of it toward the end. The writing was nothing exceptional and I found that the author tried too hard to "talk like a teen". Perhaps someone who is in the teen demographic would appreciate it more.

Jun 23, 2015

Really interesting, and well written!

Jun 16, 2015

Bea is a quirky kind of crazy. At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself. When Bea meets Beck, she sees someone who understands her; someone who can make her feel normal. But even though she’s dangerously close to falling in love with Beck, there is something (or rather, someone) keeping her from completely opening up to him. Bea feels drawn to an older, gorgeous, mysterious man… who has no idea she even exists. When her journal fills up with pages and pages of notes about him, and her attractions soon turns into an outright obsession, Bea must decide how much longer she is willing to deny who she really is.

Haydu does an amazing job of exposing the cold, hard truth behind OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). The book is raw, gritty, dark, and most definitely not a fluffy romance read as the cover, in all its pink and yellow glory, may suggest. Aside from this, however, the novel left much to be desired. It was hard for me to truly sympathize and connect with any of the characters. I believe that in order to be able to enjoy a book, you must first fall in love with the people in it. Each and every single character in this novel frustrated me to no end. Although this may have been the author’s intention all along, it did not work for me at all. The story itself had very little progression until about two-thirds of the way in, and because of this I found myself struggling to finish the book, to the point where it took me a very long time to get to the end of it. Despite the fact that Haydu effectively portrayed the struggles of a person living with OCD, I unfortunately did not enjoy the novel, as I had been hoping to do.

ChristchurchLib May 05, 2014

"When Bea meets Beck, he's having a panic attack during a blackout at a school dance. They end up kissing before the lights come back on, which makes things awkward when they meet again, this time in group therapy. Beck has OCD (which includes a constant need to wash his hands and an obsession with the number eight), and while Bea claims she only has a few "little anxieties," it soon becomes clear that her issues are much more severe -- and more dangerous. Can Bea and Beck's love survive if they see each other for who they really are? Find out in this unflinching yet disarmingly hopeful romance." Teen Scene May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/515e7532-4038-4168-8725-1036f63eb05a?postId=06aaa369-dd80-4052-98aa-98302d9e4c06

mvkramer Feb 13, 2014

I can't speak to the accuracy of this book as an inside look at the mind of a teen with OCD, but I enjoyed it. Bea is an appealing narrator, and it's hard not to root for her as she works past minimizing her problems to facing them. For a "problem novel" the tone of the book is pretty light and funny, while still giving you an idea of how constraining it is to live with OCD. I found the ending a little unsatisfying, but the endings of problem novels are always hard -- you want hope but not an overly simplified solution.

Cynthia_N Jan 22, 2014

The title says it all. It's an OCD Love Story. I enjoyed it.

blue_jaguar_257 Aug 10, 2013

this book is a good book though complacated still a good book

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Jun 14, 2014

I'm not going to lie, the first four pages of the book weren't as interesting as I hoped but as soon as I got into the second chapter, I couldn't stop reading. Beck and Bea's relationship was juicy and I couldn't get enough. From the time they reunited in the group session for teens facing troubles of their own to the very end I couldn't get enough. I want there to be a second book so bad. Thanks for reading this review of this book.


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