Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Release Date: March 21, 2013
Book: ARCsent by publisher
"With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As a result of her unfiltered writing style, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a "social skills" class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble."
Stories that carry more than what they lead on are the best. Like this book for example. I expected to find a girl with is OCD just because. Because this book went farther than that, I was taken away.
The plot of the book is nicely done. Easily being able to step into Danielle shoe's, the reader is able to relate to her. I love getting indepth with her emotions and how wonderfully it was written. Just reading her emotions made me angry, happy, sad cause I understood her. Not to mention Danielle wrote down things so bluntly you just get it.
Now, there's no real love interest but simply Danielle finding herself again. I don't want to spoil it but Danielle face a horrible tragedy that took her away. After what was happen was revealed in the end, I can see the way she coped with it. I can piece together every emotion, every sarcastic line and understand. And that is amazing.
In the end, Danielle figures it all out. She needed time but she got there with some great help from friends who believed in her. She had an awesome Aunt and great parents that never gave up or got frustrated with her antics. They took her as is and loved her dearly.
OCD, The Dude and Me is a great read. Taking the reader by surprise by the confidence that Danielle has. Her personality has a charisma you want to read. Delivering a worthy read with an unexpected ending, OCD, The Dude and Me is inspiring.
I give it 4 BITES!