Bound To Stay Bound

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 Finding perfect
 Author: Swartz, Elly D.

 Publisher:  Farrar, Straus Giroux (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 296 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 867807 ISBN: 9780374303129
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction
 Emotional problems -- Fiction

Price: $20.88

With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 187062
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 70392

   Booklist (11/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2016 Twelve-year-old Molly Nathans swears that she used to be normal. But ever since her mother left for a job across the country, she has found herself spinning slowly out of control. Sometimes it helps to count by fours. Or to push objects into a straight line measured with a ruler. Or wash her hands (again and again and again). But the longer her mother is gone, the more she feels the need to fix and count everything in her grasp, and the harder it gets to keep her new, secret self hidden from her family and friends, who are starting to look at her with worried eyes. This lightly and sensitively written debut is a candid portrayal of what it might be like for a child living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The subplot about Molly’s participation in a spoken-word poetry contest feels at times unnecessarily weighted, but the exploration of OCD is thorough and compelling, and the book is as well researched (including a list of consulted resources) as it is gently written. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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