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Crawford County Library-Bourbon YA B BRI (Text) 33431000263721 YA Fiction Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Belle YA B BRI (Text) 35555001914870 Young Adult Biography Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Eldon 616.85/2270092 (Text) 35555001914896 Young Adult Biography Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Iberia YA B BRI (Text) 35555001914888 Young Adult Biography Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Vienna YA B BRI (Text) 35555001914862 Young Adult Biography Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold TB BRITZ (Text) 30061040063774 Teen Biography Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold TB BRITZ (Text) 30061040066447 Teen Biography Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest TB BRITZ (Text) 30051070048399 Teen Biography Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest TB BRITZ (Text) 30051070062887 New Books Checked out 12/14/2021
Little Dixie - Main Library - Moberly 616.85 BRITZ (Text) 2004111712 Non-Fiction Shelves Checked out 02/20/2021
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder--and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side--in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act "normal," the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future. Finally, she allowed herselfto ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This brave memoir tracks Allison's descent and ultimately hopeful climb out of the depths"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
HL760L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.3 15 197552.
Subject: Britz, Allison > Mental health.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescence > Patients > Biography.
Teenagers > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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