OCD, the Dude, and Me
With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As... show more
With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As a result of her unfiltered writing style, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a "social skills" class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble.
Publish date: March 21st 2013
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
Written in journal format, we follow the life of Danielle Levine, a senior who has OCD and feels like an outcast. Danielle loves to read and write and doesn’t like much about herself. Her English teacher assigns the class a lot of writing assignments and we get to read Danielle’s attempt at them....
I'll admit that I had a very superficial idea of what I would be getting from a book with a cover and title like OCD, the Dude, and Me. I mean, the girl is holding up a bowling ball over her face and "DUDE" takes up at least a third of the entire cover. All those expectations were very wrong. I almo...
Going in to OCD, the Dude, and Me, I was expecting a fun contemporary read with a smart and sarcastic main character who would go through some sort of life-altering experience that would leave me content and with a smile on my face. In some ways, I was correct, because that WAS how the book left me....
Recommended to me by the library since I've inhaled all the John Green, Gary Schmidt, Rainbow Rowell, etc. they have on the shelves. This one was okay and I breezed right through it in a couple of hours. However, it didn't have much depth. Danielle could have been an amazing character (as could D...
Originally posted at yAdult ReviewThis is one of those books as soon as I started I couldn’t stop reading. It had been on my TBR list for awhile. I was lucky and got on the hold list at the library early and it came in just around the time a fellow blogger (and someone I harass a lot on twitter caus...