Book Review: OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

This book was nothing I expected and with all the hype I was disappointed.

    Simon Pulse Publishing   Published:  July 23, 2013                 352 Pages
Simon Pulse Publishing
Published: July 23, 2013
352 Pages

Bea thinks she has everything under control but she really doesn’t. She meets Beck in the middle of a black out during a school dance. Instantly she knows she wants him although she has never seen his face.  But although she knows she wants Beck, she becomes obsessed with a man, married and twice her age. He has no idea who she is (of course) and to make things even more strange has notes all about him and his wife.

Bea is slowly losing control of the reality she has created for herself. I thought Bea was great. She was outspoken and aggressive enough to not make you hate her. In the beginning of the book you don’t notice her OCD but it becomes clear as the chapters go on. I thought that was one of the best parts of the book. Everyone else has problems but her and even when her tight grip is slipping the denial is strong.

However, there was a down fall to that. The author took too long with Bea to the point the book became boring. I was bored. I expected to be a lot more going on considering that Beck has OCD, the guy she is obsessed with (which doesn’t come on til later; kind of feels like a afterthought) is constantly mentioned or shown in the book.

It was frustrating because everything the book needed was there but the author pushed and pushed. When everything did blow up I was like THANK GOODNESS!

Overall the book gets 7 out of 10. I appreciated the fact that the book brought a huge awareness to OCD and how it doesn’t have to be as visible as washing your hands eight times. Also the cover was great but so misleading.

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Tania Lasenburg is a communications major with dreams of owning /working for a publishing company as a high end corporate. In her spare time, she is working to make Motif Ink a house hold name. Follow her on twitter @mrztanyapickles

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