YMWCTO: Compuls1on by Heide Ayarbe

Posted: August 31, 2011 in books books books!
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Author: Heidi Ayarbe

Title: Compuls1on

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publication Date: October 2010

Number of Pages: 297

Geographical Setting:  Carson City High School

Time Period: Modern Day

Series: N/A

Plot Summary: Jacob Martin is a soccer star.  His team has 2 State Championships under its belt; the team is on its way to a third.  But, Jacob knows that it isn’t his skill that’s lead the team to victory…it’s the magic.  The “magic” that Jacob lives by is actually Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  He hides this fact about himself, and that fact weighs heavily upon him. Jacob is leaving town to go to college in just a few months…does his OCD have to go with him? Will he be able to find a place in his life for it? This honest look at what the disease feels like makes the reader wonder what life is like on the other side.

Subject Headings: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, High School, Soccer, Emotional Issues

Appeal: insightful, realistic, poetic, history-filled, suspenseful, sad

3 terms that best describe this book: Touching, honest, personal, riveting


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