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I had a hard time reading this one. I thought it sounded interesting. There are times when I have thought I was a little OCD but this takes it to a whole new level. I guess that could be the point. But, it got to be a little distracting having the character constantly counting. I know it was his thing but it just started to make less and less sense. I couldn't finish it cause I got bored seeing it all the time.

I also didn't like the constant language. I know it gets used but good grief just because it gets said in real life does it have to translate to books. I read books to escape the way people are in real life. I don't really want to be reminded of it with language, violence and sex.

It can be a look into someone's life with obsessive compulsive disorder. I also found it odd at first but interesting that the chapters aren't ordered in the normal way. The main character has a thing for prime numbers so the chapters are numbered as such.

Book Blurb for Compulsion

A riveting and courageous portrait of a teen struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder by acclaimed author Heidi Ayarbe.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 2.00