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Obsessed: A Memoir Of My Life With OCD

ISBN-10: 1481489194
ISBN-13: 9781481489195
Author: Britz, Allison
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: September 2018

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 368

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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL760L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 15.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Special Needs *

A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder-and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side-in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act "normal," the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questi
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