Apr 8, 2012

On My Bookshelf : Lexapros And Cons by Aaron Karo

Posted by Emily at Sunday, April 08, 2012

Instead of doing an In My Mailbox, since my phone's dead and my computer with a webcam has a virus, I thought I at least owed you guys SOMETHING since it's my welcome-back-to-blogging day. I wrote up this review, it's short because I need to head out for Easter dinner. Have a great/hope you have a great Easter!
On My Bookshelf : Lexapros And Cons by Aaron Karo
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pagecount: 240 pages
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary: Chuck Taylor’s OCD has rendered him a high school outcast. His endless routines and habitual hand washing threaten to scare away both his closest friend and the amazing new girl in town. Sure he happens to share the name of the icon behind the coolest sneakers in the world, but even Chuck knows his bizarre system of wearing different color “Cons” depending on his mood is completely crazy.
In this hilariously candid debut novel from comedian Aaron Karo—who grew up with a few obsessions and compulsions of his own—very bad things are going to happen to Chuck. But maybe that’s a good thing. Because with graduation looming, Chuck finds himself with one last chance to face his inner demons, defend his best friend, and win over the girl of his dreams. No matter what happens, though, he’ll have to get his hands dirty.
My Review: I loved this book. At the beginning I was like bleh, it’s okay.  But about fifty pages in, I was hooked, and while it was far from ‘The Storyteller’(by Antonia Michaelis, AKA the best book out there) it was a nice, short, funny, read, a nice break from ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and other long, tedious i've been reading lately.
I highly recommend this, because not only is it a cute story, it is funny, hilarious at times. Highly recommended!
Especially if you or someone you know has OCD, it'd most likely be interesting to read, and even if not,
you won’t regret getting this book, if you’re looking for a sweet, funny read by a debut author I hope I see more from.


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