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Posted June 18, 2013
I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started OCD, The Dude, and Me but I honestly wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Written as a series of Essay's, journal entries, emails and letters OCD, The Dude, and Me chronicles Danielle's life through out her senior year. Danielle doesn't see herself as other people see her. She sees a fat, messed up "freak". She often wonders if her parents are sorry they adopted her thinking that they couldn't have possibly bargained for a daughter with so many problems.
During Danielle's senior life she grows by leaps and bounds. She finds love, the real kind. Makes surprising new friends. Realizes a talent that she wasn't aware of and finally starts healing from a tragedy in her past.
In the beginning of reading OCD, The Dude, and Me I was having a bit of trouble connecting with Danielle. Once I started figuring her out a little I really got into this story and have already started recommending it to my daughters and will definitely be telling others I know to give this one a try as well. Reading this makes me want to watch The Big Lebowski again, read more Shakespeare and Rumi, and once again start a journal and fill my fridge with my favorite quotes. A wonderful Young Adult read!
One of my favorite saying from the book, though I actually have many.
"Little things, little things, are much more important than big things. Big things hit you in the face with their bigness and obscure the little, more important things that really define a life and provide it with delicacy.
I don't usually reread book but I can see myself reading this one again and again.
Posted June 10, 2013
Lauren pens "OCD, The DUDE, and ME" in a plot revolving around the issue of OCD. A great read that flowed nicely and had a touch of humor to it...I really loved some of the essays included, they had me going. This is not one of your "fluffy" YA stories, there is so much more within it. A great read for anyone 14 and older and one book you don't want to pass up!
This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Posted April 4, 2013
Convincingly written in the voice of a troubled young person, it brought back how it *really* felt to struggle socially in high school (didn't we all suffer to some degree?) and how little things become so big in the mind of a teen....Great read!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.