Not as Crazy as I Seem (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618263653, 208pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2003
Preoccupied with orderliness, cleanliness, and warding off impending disaster through rituals, Devon Brown is concerned with all of the above and then some. Which is just fine by him, but his parents and therapist see his "tendencies" in a more negative light--especially when such compulsions land him in the middle of big trouble at his new high school.
In this compelling story of mistakes and recovery, with sensitivity and humor George Harrar examines the tensions and events that trigger Devon's actions and ultimately set him on a journey to understand exactly what he's so afraid of.
Praise For Not as Crazy as I Seem…
At once humorous and poignant, frustrating and sympathetic, this will leave readers wondering if they could be a little obsessive-compulsive themselves.” Booklist, ALA
A novel that may have bibliotherapeutic potential.” School Library Journal
The novel is a fine and entertaining story of a young man struggling with ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder.” VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)