The unlikely hero of Room 13B
Toten, Teresa 1955- author
NotesWhen Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her, to play Batman to her Robin, whatever the cost. But when you're fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it's hard to imagine yourself falling in love. How can you have a "normal" relationship when your life is so fraught with problems? And that's not even to mention the small matter of those threatening letters Adam's mother has started to receive . . .
Teresa Toten sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging new novel that readers will find hard to put down. A beautiful, funny and heart-wrenching story of love, brokenness and the purest form of bravery: giving in and asking for help.
Literary AwardsSchneider Family Book Award for Teens (2016), Governor General's Literary Awards / Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général for Children's Literature — Text (2013), Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award Nominee (2014), Snow Willow Award Nominee (2014), YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults (2016)
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