Excellent, Young Adult, mental illness; teenager; OCD; love; sex; music; therapy; friendship; family; healing
Bea has always had a concern for certain people - sometimes, when she really likes someone or is interested in them, she gets these compulsions to check on them frequently to make sure they're okay. When her therapist starts throwing around a diagnosis of OCD and recommends group therapy, Bea gets nervous. Then she meets Beck, a guy who also has OCD but is sweet and tries his best to be normal. Together, Bea and Beck try to help each other overcome their compulsions and end up feeling more comfortable and strong together than when they're alone. There is OCD in this book, and there is a love story, but it's also about healing, friendship, and acceptance of one's true self.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"OCD Love Story,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 59.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss1/59