Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesdays: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Publish Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Apparently this was published a few years ago in Canada but is only now coming out in the US. Sounds like an interesting book. I like that more literary-ish YA books are getting attention.

Deep, understated, and wise, this engaging YA novel, winner of the Governor General’s Award in Canada, is about more than the tough issue of teens dealing with obsessive-compulsive order. It also has romance, and a whodunit element that will keep readers guessing. Perfect for readers who love Eleanor & Park!

Adam Spencer Ross is almost fifteen, and he’s got his hands full confronting the everyday problems that come with having divorced parents and a stepsibling. Add to that his obsessive-compulsive disorder and it’s just about impossible for him to imagine ever falling in love. Adam’s life changes, however, the instant he meets Robyn Plummer: he is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. But is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but?

Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness, and healing.


  1. This sounds so good! I've never heard of it, but it's definitely going on my TBR. :) I definitely need to read more literary YA. Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  2. Ooh, haven't heard about this. And to recommend this to E&P fans is a huge thing. Checking it out on GR now. :)

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  3. This definitely sounds good, Alison, and I haven't heard of it before, so thanks for putting it on my radar!
    I hope you're having a fantastic week :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  4. I hadn't heard of this one, but it does good Allison. Thanks for featuring this title.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Haven't heard of it, but it does sound very interesting!
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  6. This is the first I've heard of this one, but it definitely looks good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. That sounds really cute! I hadn't heard of that before, and I haven't read a book about someone with OCD yet...thanks for sharing!

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  8. That's new to me! Sounds cute but definitely not my kind of read. Still hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

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  9. That sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of it before. I'm glad to see some YA authors taking on serious subjects. I hope you like it! My WOW.

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  11. New to me! Sounds great! I hope you enjoy it!

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  12. Great choice! I've been excited about this one since I first heard about it. I've been really into contemporaries lately.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  13. I have never heard of this either! I like the OCD side to it though. I don't think there are enough novels out that have a main character with the disorder.

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