OCDaniel by Wesley King

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Read OCDaniel Online Free - 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 disorder—until he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.

Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means he’s the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cups—and hoping no one notices. Actually, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habits—he 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 he’s 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 doesn’t just notice him: she seems to peer through him.

Then Daniel gets a note: “I need your help,” it says, signed, Fellow Star child—whatever 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.



Title : OCDaniel
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ISBN : 1481455311
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Morris rated it ★★★★★

May 19, 2016

I wish there were more stars to give to “OCDaniel.” It’s a wonderful and emotional read that I think any middle or high schooler (or adult) will enjoy. Daniel is 13 years old and has OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), but he doesn’t know what it is. Written in the first person, he tells how his...


Wendy F rated it ★★★★☆

February 27, 2017

(I just realized that the cover shows a q-tip stick figure! Both hilarious, and also kind of sad.) OCDaniel is the story of a 13 year old boy who doesn’t realize that he has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, he believes he’s just going crazy. He hides his ‘zaps’ or compulsions from his friends and hi...


Manybooks rated it ★★★☆☆

March 03, 2017

Thirteen year old Daniel (who is the back up punter for his high school football team) really and mostly spends his days and even his nights trying to hide and disguise his self-described "zaps" (actually his obsessive-compulsive tendencies) from everyone (his friends, his family, his teachers),...


Karen rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2016

For myself, this was an emotional read! Wesley King's OCdaniel is a powerful book of self awareness; realization, laughter and honesty. It is unlike ANY other book that I have ever read! There were times I saw myself reflected within the words, sentences and character of Daniel and his solidary i...


Weinlachgummi rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2017

Erster Satz: Es war an einem Dienstag, als mir zum ersten Mal klar wurde, dass ich verrückt war. Dieser erste Satz hat mich sofort angesprochen, genauso wie der Titel. Das Cover finde ich sehr schön und passend. Man sieht jede menge zahlen, aber auch einen Football Helm und Ball. Durch den Schwarz...


Jeff rated it ★★★☆☆

April 13, 2016

Is it possible for something to try to be the OCD Stargirl? Maybe so, as OCDaniel is about a boy who is the backup punter on his school football team. He struggles to keep his situation in line, having a lot of small OCD episodes, and meets a girl who intrigues him with a mystery and might be a go...


Patty rated it ★★★★☆

March 31, 2016

*I received an advanced copy from Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review. All quotes taken from a pre-published copy may be altered or omitted from the final version.* ** 4.5 Stars **!! Full review will be post on April 13th as part of the blog tour.


Kathryn rated it ★★★★★

July 21, 2016

5 stars. Don't disregard this book just because it's in the Junior Fiction category. This would be a great bookclub book!! It takes on a tough subject and the characters are very well written and developed. There are many topics to discuss, such as feeling alone and weird, when/how to divulge a su...


Anthea rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 23, 2016

This is a children's book about OCD. It did not meet my expectations unfortunately. Despite OCDaniel being the title, i felt that the main premise was not about obsessive compulsive disorder. It focused more on the romance and "unsolved murder"? Yes it did mentioned the routines and rituals that...


Christie rated it ★★★☆☆

April 10, 2017

It isn't often I really enjoy a book that I don't find rings true, but this is one of those. Thirteen-year-old Daniel is in middle school (I think, or maybe he is in a K-8 school, this is not made clear and was confusing when he conveniently sees his sister at "recess") and he is struggling to ke...





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