Book Review: OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

OCD Love Story
Author: Corey Ann Haydu
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Contemporary/ Realistic Fiction
Release Date: July 23rd 2013
Review Source: Simon Pulse
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) In this raw and relatable romance, Bea learns that some things just can’t be controlled.

When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he’s her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up Beck understands her like no one else can. He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again.

But despite her feelings for Beck, Bea can’t stop thinking about someone else: a guy who is gorgeous and magnetic... and has no idea Bea even exists. But Bea knows a lot about him. She spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. Some might even say she’s obsessed.

Bea tells herself she’s got it all under control. But this isn’t a choice, it’s a compulsion. The truth is, she’s breaking down...and she might end up breaking her own heart.

I don't exactly know what I was expecting when I started OCD Love Story. I never actually thought that I would be getting detailed story about how OCD can consume your life.

OCD starts off at a dance where the lights have just gone out. Bea recognizes the warning signs of a panic attack. Through the dark, she follows the sounds. This is where we meet Beck. Bea helps him through it by joking around a bit. Then all of a sudden, 7 pages into the story, we have the main protagonist kissing a boy. That honestly came out of no where! Beck is out of there before she even gets a chance to actually see what he looks like. They run into each other again, in group therapy, and very quickly realize they have a lot of issues to resolve before even thinking of making stuff work between them.

Let's start of with Bea. She has to be borderline scary creepy with a side of stalker. Some of the stuff is crazy yet she knows she's not suppose to be doing, but because of her OCD she can't help it. You saw her internal battle but she always had to give in. I feel like Haydu did an amazing job of capturing the OCD element.

The cover and description of OCD Love Story is very misleading. You find yourself thinking you're gonna read an interesting, charming story about romance but, you are sadly mistaken. Instead you get a very intense story about someone struggling with OCD and trying to overcome it. The writing is exceptional and captured the entire essence of the story.

1 comment:

  1. Based on the cover, I was expecting a more lighthearted read but I really loved the story we got. Bea was an absolutely enthralling heroine even as her journey was super painful to read.


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