Finding Perfect

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374303129

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About the Author

Elly Swartz lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and dog. .

Reviews

*A 2019-2020 Iowa Children's Choice Book!*
*A Kentucky Blue Grass Master List Pick!*
*A Child Mind's Institute Best Children's Book About Mental Health!*

"While there are several good books about OCD for teen readers, few are available for middle graders, and this is a welcome addition to the fold."--Kirkus

"First-time author Swartz creates a clear, moving portrayal of obsessive-compulsive disorder through the authentic voice of middle schooler Molly Nathans."--Publishers Weekly

"With middle school friendships and family relationships at its heart, this novel offers an empathetic guide to coping with a mental health issue...Swartz adds to the growing list of fiction titles that raise awareness of differences and promote acceptance; a strong purchase for most middle grade and middle school collections."--School Library Journal

"With intense and insightful depictions of Molly's thoughts and subsequent actions, Swartz renders Molly's decline into full-blown OCD visceral and sympathetic; readers with similar tendencies will relate while others, like her friends, will recognize the pain of seeing someone in need but not being able to help. This is a powerful but not overpowering novel, informing audiences about OCD with tact and acceptance through an accessible and relateable cast of characters, from Molly's distracted but well-meaning father to her angry older sister to her supportive but helpless-feeling friends. It's a difficult but manageable journey for readers to take, and many may find themselves using Swartz's list of consulted resources for further information."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This lightly and sensitively written debut is a candid portrayal of what it might be like for a child living with obsessive-compulsive disorder...the exploration of OCD is thorough and compelling, and the book is as well researched (including a list of consulted resources) as it is gently written."--Booklist

"Elly Swartz's extensive research into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is evidenced by the authenticity of Molly's voice and perspective. Readers will share in Molly's journey from pain to healing in this excellent debut novel."--School Library Connection