By Teresa Toten

Filled with moments of deep emotion and unforeseen humor, this understated and clever novel explores the complexities of dwelling with OCD and gives the chance of desire, happiness and therapeutic. ideal for readers who love Eleanor & Park and All the intense Places.
 
ADAM’S GOALS:
Grow immediately.
Find courage.
Keep courage.
Get normal.
Marry Robyn Plummer.
 
The speedy Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his younger grownup OCD help workforce, he's hopelessly, desperately interested in her. Robyn has an hypnotic voice, blue eyes the coloration of an offended sky, and ravishing good looks that makes Adam’s insides pain. She’s additionally simply been published from a residential psychiatric program—the sort for the worst, so much difficult-to-cure circumstances; the sort that Adam and his fellow aid team contributors will do whatever to prevent joining.

Adam instantly is familiar with that he has to save lots of Robyn, must keep Robyn, or die making an attempt. yet is it particularly Robyn who wishes rescuing? And is it attainable to have an ordinary dating whilst your existence is whatever but?
 
Select compliment for The not likely Hero of Room 13B:

“. . . achingly actual. Like Augustus Waters earlier than him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your religion in real-life superheroes and shatter your middle in equivalent measures.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“This booklet made me chortle, cry, imagine, and saved me coming again for more.” —The Guardian
 
“Adam is a protagonist that readers will root for.” —VOYA
 
“Honest, clean, and humorous . . . Toten employs information regarding OCD like grace notes during this deft and compelling narrative.” —Booklist
 
“Adam is a clean and complicated personality, and much greater than the sum of his symptoms.” —Publishers Weekly

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