OCDaniel by Wesley King

Good book. I enjoyed it.

Wesley King is the author of over a dozen novels for young readers.

His debut, OCDaniel, is an Edgar Award winner, a Canada Silver Birch Award winner, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and received a starred review from Booklist.

The author suffered in silence with Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) when he was a kid. This coming-of-age novel is quite autobiographical.

13-year-old Daniel is shy and smart. He’d be bullied if not for his best friend Max who is a school football star.

Daniel is on the team too — as back-up punter and water boy. He really doesn’t want to get on the field.

The only stranger kid in his Grade is Sara Malvern who does not speak to anyone. Though she keeps her grades high.

Daniel is shocked with Sara approaches him with a personal problem. And speaks.

She fears her father has been killed by her Mom’s new boyfriend.

It’s partly a murder mystery.

Simultaneously, Daniel is secretly writing a book called The Last Kid on Earth.

This book is ideal for kids and teenagers.

The author is most famous for writing kids books for Kobe Bryant.

He wrote a prequel, as well, about Sara ➙ Sara and the Search for Normal.

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