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OCD, the Dude, and Me Hardcover – March 21, 2013
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This is a beautifully crafted novel and the structure is impeccable. What I liked most in the story was that it was about making friends which is probably far more important for the long term than romance at this age - though I doubt many teens would agree.
Go read it.
The format is mostly in the form of Danielle's journal entries, her emails and letters and her essay assignments. From funny to enlightening to heartbreaking it is all there.
I found myself portioning out the book because it was short and I didn't want it to end. I hope Ms. Vaughn plans to write more books with characters like this, so full of life and so special in their imperfections.
If you are not an adult looking for some escapist reading, I would say this book would be for those 14 or so + (or possible 12 if your parent is a little lenient and you are a mature 12).Read more ›
This is a book that I really liked, I just didn't like the way it is written. The story is in the form of Danielle's "me-moir" a locked binder that she uses as her diary. Most of the story is made up of the essays she's required to write for her senior English class. They include the topic, Danielle's comments about her teacher's feedback and grade, the essay, and her teacher's feedback. There are also private essays that Danielle writes in response to different things and emails between Danielle and various people, like her aunt and her therapist.
I really loved Danielle's voice, but I really hated how choppy the story was with all these different formats combined. For much of the book there was also no real plot or issue to be solved. It's just about this kind of weird girl in high school. Eventually more things started happening, but I wouldn't say that I was ever dying to know what would happen next. I probably could have finished this in a few hours, but I just had no motivation to keep reading.
There were two other things that drove me crazy while I was reading. First, Danielle is supposed to be at an alternative school, but the way that she talks about other kids makes them seem, for lack of a better word, pretty "normal." I wanted to know why Danielle's classmates were at this alternative school. There's the cute football player that she has a crush on and the bitchy popular girls, but they seem just like kids at a regular high school. Second, Danielle constantly talks about how fat and ugly she is and then, in one of her aunt's emails, her aunt says Danielle is a size 8.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a fan. I probably would have liked it back in middle school, but as a college student the main character is unbearable to read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jessica Navarre
OCD, The Dude, and Me is one of those wonderful stories that manages to be amusing, heartwarming, sad, and inspiring all at the same time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Angela's Library
This story was unlike anything I've ever read before. With touching characters and unforgettable events, this book left me wanting this author to write more books! :-)Published 21 months ago by Shannon L Springer
It was a really good book although I wasn't expecting some of the things that I read. I was amazing!Published on March 10, 2014 by Tierra Jefferson
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OCD, the Dude and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn (YA)
Danielle is a teenager who has OCD. She does not feel as if she fits in with her peers. Read more
Loved the essay format. Loved the character development. Loved the humor. A very well written, beautiful story that I enjoyed very much.Published on March 1, 2014 by Buckeye
There are books out there that make you laugh, that make you cry, and that do a little of both. But when you find a book that leaves you stunned and speechless, you stand up and... Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by OpheliasOwn