Waiting on Wednesday: Lexapros and Cons
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Summary from Amazon:
High schooler Chuck Taylor knows his OCD is out of control. The weird routines that he relies on to keep himself together are scaring everyone off. Yes, he shares a name with the icon behind the coolest shoes in the world—but even he knows his complicated system for which pair of “Cons” he’s going to wear on which day is completely nuts. The shrink his parents make him see isn’t helping, partly because her patient only pretends to take the drug she’s prescribed, and partly because he doesn’t like the fact that she wears sneakers in their sessions.
Bad things are definitely going to happen to Chuck. But maybe that’s a good thing. Because in order to get a handle on his life, win back his best friend, and have a chance with the amazing new girl at school, he’s going to have break some hardcore habits, face his demons . . . and get messy.
Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on April 10, 2012.
Let’s be real here for a moment. I basically just want this book for its incredible title. I think it’s a pretty well-known fact that I love books about mental illness of any kind. OCD, in particular, seems to come up a lot in YA books–I think control issues are something we can all relate to, even if in a less extreme way. If the title is any indicator, this perspective on OCD will be packed with both humor and humanity.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?