I picked "OCDaniel" up as an Ed-student looking to screen books I thought would be worth-while to collect for a classroom someday. OCD hits home for me and I thought the way it was described in "OCDaniel" was creative and accurate. King does an amazing job describing compusions as "zaps" and the anxiety that comes with being unable to, or messing up one of these compusive behaviors. It's heartbreaking watching a child try to explain their compulsions/anxiety to people that just do not understand. It's heartbreaking when the child affected by OCD doesn't have a clue how to explain so that people understand. "OCDaniel" describes the anxiety that comes with interrupted compulsions/rituals so vividly and in language that a 12-year old could understand and I felt validated while reading it. The crushing anxiety I've experienced when I was unable to do something in sequence and the way some of my loved ones used to get upset if they were unable to wash their hands so many times within an hour--if I had "OCDaniel" as a 12-year-old it would have saved me and my friends a lot of frustration trying to explain or understand each other.

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