Published on June 4th, 2014 | by Bradley Myles0
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
At fifteen years old, Adam Spencer Ross is coping. He’s coping with the divorce of his parents, coping with the needs of an adoring-but-troubled stepbrother, and coping with the challenges of obsessive-compulsive disorder—and those are just the problems he tells people about.
Adam doesn’t expect to find love in his Young Adult OCD Support Group, but when Robyn Plummer walks into his life, he is immediately smitten. When the group’s therapist assigns each of them to take on a superhero identity, Adam leaps at the chance to be the Batman to Robyn’s Robin and finds he has a new motivation to get himself better.
But the road to recovery is not always easy. Adam has secrets, and the closer he gets to Robyn, his therapist, and his new friends in Group, the harder those secrets are to keep.
Why You’ll Love It
Not all authors can tackle the complex subject of mental illness with Toten’s tact and understanding. Toten shows obsessive-compulsive disorder in all its complications in The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, but she’s also funny and heartfelt. And Adam’s story is empowering; he may have OCD, but that doesn’t make him any less of a hero.
Choice Quote: “I believe that I fell in love with Robyn Plummer last Monday. This feeling is extremely uncomfortable. I would stop it if I could.”
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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B is published by Doubleday Canada.