Not as crazy as I seem

by Harrar, George, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA HARRAR George
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA HARRAR George
 
 
Summary
Devon Brown won't eat in the school caf (a germ swamp). He covers his hands before opening doors, eats things in groups of four (his lucky number), and hangs up his shirts (with all their buttons buttoned) by color. Some kids say Devon's crazy, but he knows better--these are the tricks that keep bad things from happening, and he can't imagine giving them up. Devon calls it "controlling things." His doctor calls it obsessive-compulsive disorder. WhenDevon starts at a new school, his compulsions start to get him in trouble, and before long he realizes that his only choice is to confront his behaviors and the events that trigger them. In a compelling story of growing up different, George Harrar introduces us to a boy who just might change the way we think about "crazy."
Additional Information
Subjects Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Vandalism -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Co.,2003
Language English
Description 232 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 0618494804 (pbk.)
0618263659 (hardcover)
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