The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
This book centers on a boy named Adam Spencer Ross. Within the first three pages we learn he is almost 15-years-old, has OCD and has fallen madly in love with a girl he’s just seen for the first time. We also learn that he would like to be taller and older and normal which is hard enough for anyone at that age. Room 13B is where a group of fellow teens meet as part of the Young Adult OCD Support Group. The girl that just entered Adam’s world is named Robyn and she is all he can think about – for the most part. His parents are divorced. Adam’s dad is remarried and stays at work as much as possible so he doesn’t have to deal with things. His young step brother is annoying but completely devoted and adoring of Adam. Adam’s mother has some troubling challenges of her own that only compound his difficulties in life. She’s begun to receive some threatening letters but it’s not clear who the sender is.
This book does a superb job of giving the reader some insight into the challenges and struggles of OCD while mixing in romance, suspense and real life dilemmas we all have faced.
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