I hadn't heard much about this book, but the title seemed interesting and it was one of the best books I've finished in 2015!
Rating : ☺☺☺☺☺
Do I recommend it : Yes, yes, yes!
Would I reread it : Yes!
OCD Love Story is about a girl who has OCD (obvious) and her mother forces her into group therapy. There, she meets people who like her, have an anxiety or OCD disorder and she falls in love. However, there's a side to her OCD that this love interest doesn't know and it could potentially ruin everything.
↙ What I didn't like about the book :
I found the beginning of the book slow, and didn't see where the story was going. The characters were very hard to sympathize with and it did remind of tfios a lot.
The story moved very slowly and it seems like the first 3/4 of it was useless, and only the last quarter was relevant until you read it. Once the book was done, it was easier to understand, but there were so many unknown details during the book that it could easily get uninteresting.
↗ What I liked about the book :
The fact that the author dealt with a serious topic very respectfully and didn't romanticize the disorder was a great add to the book. The character wasn't self-diagnosed, so it felt more real and serious. Her struggles were easy to connect to, and honestly, unless you deal with OCD or know a lot about it, it might seem very strange.
The relationships between the characters and how they support each other was genuinely heartwarming. They understood each other's struggles and tried to help, even though they had rocky moments at times. The friendship had ups and downs which made it feel real, and not a fake chick-lit perfect friendship.
The side characters all had stories, and it was great to not just focus on a few main characters. Lisha, for example, had her own problems like Harvard, and we got to read about her story which was really interesting and refreshing.
Again, the writing style was very easy to follow, yet not badly written. It had a pattern to it and a lot of pop culture references that were not out of place or forced, and it made the book quicker to read yet interesting. It was really hard to put the book down and the writing is a huge part of it!
I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it. It was such a fun read and was enlightning and educational in a way, and this book is a great way to understand a disorder that is way more than what people think. It was such a fast paced book as well and could easily get you out of a reading slump!
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☺☺☺☺☺ : Flawless
☺☺☺☺☹ : Very good, a few flaws
☺☺☺☹☹ : Enjoyable
☺☺☹☹☹ : Okay, would not reread
☺☹☹☹☹ : Disliked, do not recommend