OCD Love Story
By Corey Ann Haydu
(Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 9781442457324, 352pp.)
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In this raw and relatable romance, Bea learns that some things just can’t be controlled.
When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he’s her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up Beck understands her like no one else can. He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again.
But despite her feelings for Beck, Bea can’t stop thinking about someone else: a guy who is gorgeous and magnetic…and has no idea Bea even exists. But Bea knows a lot about him. She spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. Some might even say she’s obsessed.
Bea tells herself she’s got it all under control. But this isn’t a choice, it’s a compulsion. The truth is, she’s breaking down…and she might end up breaking her own heart.
Corey Ann Haydu grew up in the Boston area but now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she drinks mochas and uses a lot of Post-it notes, habits she picked up while earning her MFA at the New School. OCD Love Story is her first novel. Find out more at CoreyAnnHaydu.com.
"Warning: this book could cause obsessive compulsivereading. Funny, honest and real, OCD Love Story?stars one of themost likeable narrators in recent YA fiction. Once you start this book, youwill find that, like Bea, you just can't help yourself."
*STARRED REVIEW "Debut novelist Haydu doesn?e(TM)t sugarcoat the difficulties of OCD or reduce her characters to a symptom list. . .to build a relationship with someone who?e(TM)s seen them as they really are, to move past shame into intimacy, makes the story that much more touching."
"A raw and well-crafted alternative to run-of-the-mill teen romances that also addresses tough mental health issues head-on."