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OCDaniel
OCDaniel | Wesley King
36 posts | 39 read | 7 to read
From the author of Incredible Space Raiders from Space! comes a brand-new coming-of-age story about a boy whose life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorderuntil he gets a mysterious note that changes everything. Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means hes the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cupsand hoping no one notices. Actually, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habitshe calls them Zaps: avoiding writing the number four, for example, or flipping a light switch on and off dozens of times over. He hopes no one notices that hes crazy, especially his best friend Max, and Raya, the prettiest girl in school. His life gets weirder when another girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time. She doesnt just notice him: she seems to peer through him. Then Daniel gets a note: I need your help, it says, signed, Fellow Star childwhatever that means. And suddenly Daniel, a total no one at school, is swept up in a mystery that might change everything for him. With great voice and grand adventure, this book is about feeling different and finding those who understand.
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BookishTrish
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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I haven‘t been reading much at all lately, but really enjoyed this audiobook. It‘s a middle grade mystery with a main character inspired by the author‘s experience living with OCD.

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Rissa1
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Today was overwhelming. My whole house seems to be in a terrible mood. At around 9pm I had enough and escaped to my bedroom with only my phone. Libby app for the win.

BookishMarginalia Reading always helps me. 💜 13mo
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Fox_tanic
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Bailedbailed

This book

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vlwelser
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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This is pretty cute. But I think I like the one about Sara better.

Daniel has a problem he's not ready to talk about. He hates football despite being the backup kicker. And he's got a crush on a girl. Then another girl asks for his help. It's an embarrassment of riches. It's about realizing you're not alone.

#BookSpinBingo square 13
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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SitaKafley
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Mehso-so

This book is fiction and it‘s one of the most interesting books I‘ve ever read. This book is about an 8th grader named Daniel, he thinks his life is “weird”. But his life gets weirder when another girl at school, who is unkindly named psycho Sara, notices him for the first time, and she doesn‘t just notice him; she seems to peer through him. Then Daniel gets a note, “I need your help” signed, Fellow star child.

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MissYaremcio
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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#2: Daniel is a nerdy middle school kid/author with both below average football skills & charisma. As he attempts to navigate his life in a world filled with zaps, Daniel struggles to figure out who is he & who his friends (specifically “girl” friends) are. If you like books that deal with mental health, you‘ll like this one. The pacing of the book started off slow (hard to get into), but by about page 150 it was at a much more enjoyable level.

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Avis
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Loved it! I feel like it represented OCD well, imo. Liked the message behind the book, it was meaningful.

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Avis
OCDaniel | Wesley King

Maybe being the hero was about more than winning the game

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ravenlee
OCDaniel | Wesley King
Mehso-so

Finished this last night. It wasn‘t as good as I‘d hoped. Poor grammar, misused homophones; stuff I find really jarring.

The story was pretty good, but I feel like there were too many lot components and they weren‘t all resolved. Overall, this could have been much better. I give it a C-.

I‘ll do my July wrap-up in a few days.

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masterninja11
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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I recently just finished reading OCDaniel. I'm not going to lie, it was a pretty good book. The story touched down on many subjects and themes. The story revolves around a boy named Daniel who has OCD. I'm not going to reveal anymore of the story's plot as to be honest, even just the plot gives away most of the story. This story is about Daniel who tries and navigates his life with OCD. All I can say is that this story is truly heartwarming.

Coco I was thinking of reading this with my 9 year old. Would the content be appropriate for that age do you think? 5y
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Reganw
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Such a good book!

Coco I was thinking of reading this with my 9 year old. Would the content be appropriate for that age do you think? 5y
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its_sevy
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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When I stared reading the book it reminded me a lot of two other books. At first the book was kind of slow, but when I kept on reading it and it got more mysterious and I just had to finish it. The over all message from this book is that when you feel alone you're really not.

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Wbabdullah
OCDaniel | Wesley King

One reason I picked up this book is because 13 yo Daniel is a budding writer. He writes to "normalize" his world and feel a sense of control. He also provides a fulfilling escape for the reader, even though the Zaps and Great Collapse were there too. Two "crazies" together=normal. Write on, Daniel. Write on, Wesley. Write on! You have successfully normalized life for many of us exposed to the dark world of Zaps and the Great Collapse.

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Wbabdullah
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Anxiety is real. OCD is real. Football does suck. And I did photograph this book on the cracks on purpose. 😝 Wesley King shows that there is a place for us all in this YA book about mental health. Even if you step or don't step on the cracks, or conversely, live in between them.

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Wbabdullah
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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I finished OCDaniel at precisely this time yesterday morning--it felt so good to read a "real" book with pages again (in contrast to an audiobook or not reading at all). And besides having "real" pages, this book was also very real. I'm glad there's a book tackling the intricacies of mental health in YA. It was of substance. And it helped me too. I know all too well about the Zaps and Great Collapse. Well done Wesley King!

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epubagent
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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"I first realized I was crazy on a Tuesday." What a great first line!

I highly recommend this book to anyone battling with a mental health illness but especially to the thousands of adolescents who hide their condition for fear of being considered crazy or weird. #yareads #wndb

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epubagent
OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Maybe being a hero was about more than winning the game.