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OCD Love Story

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    This is one of those books where finding the right thing to say

    This is one of those books where finding the right thing to say is actually really hard because at first I didn't enjoy the book. But then I really started to feel for Bea and everything that she was feeling and going through, she had all of these emotions, and she didn't know what to do with them.

    Right off the bat Bea gave me an off feeling. I knew what I was getting into, the title doesn't hide anything about it, but Bea gave me an off feeling the way that she latched onto Beck right away. I think that to go into this book you need to get rid of any pre conceived notions that you may have had. You really need to learn to accept these characters for the crazy flaws that they have otherwise you will never be able to get through the beginning and see what an amazing story this is.

    Bea was a great character, granted her obsession made my stomach churn at some points, but I felt badly for her that this terrible event happened to her and triggered this response that got her hung up on people. I otherwise found her funny and sweet how she tried so hard to make all of the things in her life fit including her obsession with this man and her relationship with a sweet boy.

    I felt that the characters were well developed. I kept rooting for her therapist to make a break through and see what Bea was really up to, and I wanted Beck to realize how what he was doing was really hurting them both, and lastly I wanted her best friend to go shove it. I was rooting for each of these characters to grow through the book and grow they did.

    This was an amazing story of this girl who swam through the river Denial, and managed to survive it. This roller coaster is one that you need to be prepared for, and before you go cry "Instalove!" remember that this is a girl who has a problem with getting attached to people, so before you judge it to harshly, give it a chance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    LOVE THIS BOOK

    I love this book SO much! She did such a awesome job of making this book like real OCD. I had such a great time reading this book; I only wish this book was longer. I could not put this book down! Such an emotional and motivating book! I love the characters; they were SO real. <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Recommended

    For any one that feels an obsession or just enjoys a love story tho is the perfect book to read my friend learned the connection with someone you stalk and someone you love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    If I took any "points" off this book, it would be beca

    If I took any &quot;points&quot; off this book, it would be because at times, it was an incredibly difficult read, in the sense that Haydu takes you so far inside the main character's head, and it's not really a pleasant place to be. But I opted not to take points off for the fact that the author did a fantastic job presenting a disorder with which I have no experience.

    Bea was definitely not the sort of main character I've ever seen before, nor Beck the sort of love interest. But this book really and truly was a love story, about two people who struggle daily with their own minds, with other people's reactions to them, and with incidents in their pasts that have changed their lives, trying to &quot;fix&quot; themselves in order to make space for another person to be in their lives.

    Particularly fascinating to me was the way each person with OCD in the book was presented as having the common thread of OCD while also being so unique that none could truly understand the other's compulsions. I really loved the backdrop of the therapy group for this reason, and I thought the secondary characters served the story terrifically well.

    Not a light-hearted read, but one I would definitely recommend.

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

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    OCD Love Story takes an in depth look at obsessive compulsive di

    OCD Love Story takes an in depth look at obsessive compulsive disorder, it doesn't just skim the disease, it shows what I would imagine it is like to have verified OCD. And it is not all fun and games. From the eyes of Bea, we get a girl whose disease is worsening before her eyes, and at first she doesn't really think that anything is wrong, but when she starts going to support group and meets Beck who is in the middle of his first full blown panic attack, which she is familiar with, she begins to see things through a new view. Including herself. 
    We get a healthy dose of humor in this one, and Bea is very self deprecating, making light of things, but that is how she deals, and it also provides a bit of relief for the reader. We see many ways how OCD can work itself out and manifest, and dealing with anxiety myself, I feel for these kids. I see little bits of myself in them and I am so glad that I haven't crossed into that territory (yet and hopefully never). 
    Bea grows as a character in this one, through her friendships, through her trying to be supportive family, her therapist Dr. Pat, and the support group. But it also shows that the battle with OCD isn't something you can take a vacation from. It is part of who you are and while meds and therapy can help, there is no real cure. So, it doesn't give a false view of the mental disorder in that sense, but it does show a sense of hope for the future, and for management. Though of course, Bea has to get to all time lows in order to accept that help, but you expect nothing less from a contemporary novel. 




    Bottom Line: Gritty contemporary that faces mental illness head on with a side of humor.

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

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    booksbysteph says "It's Like Being Inside the Head of a Per

    booksbysteph says &quot;It's Like Being Inside the Head of a Person with OCD&quot;


    Reading this book is like being inside the head of a person with OCD.

    I always thought OCD was just anal people who had to have a place for everything and freaked out if you disturbed anything. This book teaches you that there is so much more to the illness than making sure your remote controls are lined up by size.

    This book takes you through a mental illness. From denial to realization and acceptance. Then fear of people knowing and judging and what therapy is like. Surrendering is torture. There were parts of the book where I felt Bea's fear, anxiety and pain and I cried along with her.

    I feel this is a good book to give to kids who may have OCD. It shows you do not have to be afraid of it and there is help, if you let people.

    Until next time, live life one page at a time!

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