Title: OCD, the Dude, and Me
Author: Lauren Roedy Vaugn
Publication Date: March 21, 2013
Age Rating: Readers above the age of 10
My Opinion: 9/10
As you may know, Christmas is exactly 16 and a half days away! I am getting very excited because I will visit family and friends, watch Christmas specials on television, spread holiday cheer, and most importantly, not go to school! Here is my plan for the holidays, courtesy of Elf:
|Danielle learns to face and overcome her OCD.|
Danielle struggles with many different issues throughout the novel. Aside from having OCD, she is bullied a lot at school because she is overweight and has a distinct appearance. Also, she is forced into attending social skills classes with a group of individuals who are even more quirky than she is. Author Lauren Roedy Vaugn does an excellent job at touching on various modern-day social issues while retaining a conversational and comedic tone.
My absolute favorite part about the novel is that Danielle goes through a definite and realistic change throughout the novel. It warmed my heart when she came out of different negative situations as a better person. She overcame many more issues than I could ever imagine having to face.
OCD, the Dude, and Me is a must-read for all teenage girls. It gives insight to how all teens struggle with issues of different kinds, and it stresses the importance of friendship and strength. If you are looking for a book to read yourself or to gift to a friend, I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of OCD, the Dude, and Me at your local bookstore.
Happy reading and happy holidays!