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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B (edició 2015)

de Teresa Toten (Autor)

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"Adam not only is trying to understand his OCD, while trying to balance his relationship with his divorced parents, but he's also trying to navigate through the issues that teenagers normally face, namely the perils of young love"--
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Títol:The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Autors:Teresa Toten (Autor)
Informació:Delacorte Press (2015), 304 pages
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Adam is a 14 year old with OCD. He goes to a group therapy session where he meets Robyn Plummer. He likes her and they become closer. Adam is constantly trying to get better for Robyn. His mom also has mental health issues and she's a hoarder. As Robyn and Adam's relationship progresses, his mom's condition gets worse. He talks about how his mom ripped up a letter and later realizes her mental health was so bad that she had been sending herself threatening notes. At that point he fears for his brother, Sweetie. He also breaks up with Robyn because she is getting better but he's only getting worse. Then, he finally goes to live with his father after his mother becomes too much for him to deal with.

I would recommend this book because it shows realistic insight into the life of someone with OCD. I myself don't know much about OCD so for me it was very interesting to see what it's like. Or at least a general idea. And how someone with a hard home life on top of OCD copes with it. The book also shows how someone with a mental illness deals with simple everyday things, like having a crush on a girl. I think it would also be a good read because it's just a really interesting story that shows that just because people are going through the same illness doesn't mean their symptoms are the same. Like for example, Adam has to do things over and over again until they are fixed. He also has a need to be perfect for people. ( )
  MMcDonald.ELA2 | Jan 13, 2020 |
Het orgineel van mijn review kan je vinden op mijn blog:
http://www.linda-linea-recta.nl/de-onverwachte-held-van-kamer-13b-door-teresa-to...

...Een van de ontroerende scenes uit het boek, en ik moest echt even slikken.
En als een boek dat met je kan doen, wel dan is het gewoon een goed boek!!
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  LindaKwakernaat | Nov 29, 2018 |
How does one cope with normal stresses related to being a teenager and at the same time deal with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)? This is the life of the book’s fifteen-year-old Adam Ross. Adam is making efforts to overcome his obsessions by taking medication, by participating in individual therapy sessions, and by attending group therapy with other teens led by the counselor, Chuck. It is in this group therapy that Adam meets Robyn, who he considers to be the love of his life. This group also offers him a chance to make some new friends as he unconsciously takes on the role of helpmate and supporter to the other participants. In spite of Adam’s efforts and his new relationship with Robyn, his obsessions begin to worsen. His parents are divorced and he is worried about his mother who is a hoarder, and his little stepbrother who also has compulsive issues seems to need his attention more frequently. Adam knows he must do something before his whole life comes apart.

I gained some knowledge of the difficulty of living with mental illness particularly with OCD. The road to recovery from OCD or any mental illness is not an easy one and there are no promises of a cure. And many times, as with Adam’s mother, those with a mental illness put on a façade in an attempt to keep the illness hidden. The book is enlightening, at times humorous, and even offers a little thread of mystery and it is a lot about struggling to accept oneself and to be accepted by others.
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  Rdglady | Nov 20, 2018 |
Adam is part of a support group for teenagers with OCD - he is on meds, sees a psych and is also stretched between 2 families - his hoarding mother and his very challenging 5 year old half-brother called "Sweetie" who seems to have his own anxiety issues. As he struggles to put his life back together a new girl called Robyn joins the group and suddenly Adam has a reason to try and get "better" as he falls instantly in love with her. Her arrival coincides with a new therapy the Psychiatrist in charge of the group suggests; that they all adopt Super-hero names and persona to build confidence. Robyn chooses Robin and Adam chooses (naturally) Batman.
Then things start to get complicated - Adam's new helping persona of Batman is so successful that Robin starts to make huge progress, while Adam himself struggles - someone is sending his Mum horrible letters.
I must admit that it took me a while to guess who was sending the letters - at one point I thought Adam may have had schizophrenia and was blacking out and sending them himself. I liked the character of Adam as he was sweet but flawed....the Catholic stuff is very funny. When Adam takes the whole group to Church and they muddle up all the rituals and call the priest the pope. If you have been raised a Catholic you will laugh out loud.
Mature readers for the swearing only...copious "F" words. ( )
  nicsreads | Jan 24, 2018 |
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