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Kissing Doorknobs

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When Tara was eleven years old, she heard the phrase that changed her life: step on a crack, break your mother's back. . . . And before Tara knew what was happening, she was counting the cracks in the sidewalk everywhere she went, in constant fear of breaking her mother's back. If she missed one crack or lost count, she had to go home and start all over again.<P>Over time, Tara's quirks changed — and multiplied. To calm herself, she arranged her food carefully on the plate, chatted with troll dolls, and recited prayers over and over. She didn't like behaving so oddly; she only knew she had to if she wanted to feel better.<P>Tara's troubles only got worse when, one day, she developed a new ritual: She kissed her fingers and touched a doorknob. . . .<P>Terry Spencer Hesser has written a funny, compelling, and sensitive story about a teenage girl afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the way it affects her relationships with friends and family.

Synopsis:

During her preschool years, Tara Sullivan lived in terror that something bad would happen to her mother while they were apart. In grade school, she panicked during the practice fire drills. Practice for what?, Tara asked. For the upcoming disaster that was bound to happen?

Then, at the age of 11, it happened. Tara heard the phrase that changed her life: Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Before Tara knew it, she was counting every crack in the sidewalk. Over time, Tara's "quirks" grew and developed: arranging her meals on plates, nonstop prayer rituals, until she developed a new ritual wherin she kissed her fingers and touched doorknobs....

About the Author

Terry Spencer Hesser is a screenwriter and a documentary filmmaker. Kissing Doorknobs is based on her personal experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440413141
Author:
Hesser, Terry Spencer
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Author:
Hesser, Terry Spencer
Author:
Allen, A. J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-leaf books
Series Volume:
451-CE1442
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.87x4.18x.44 in. .19 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , During her preschool years, Tara Sullivan lived in terror that something bad would happen to her mother while they were apart. In grade school, she panicked during the practice fire drills. Practice for what?, Tara asked. For the upcoming disaster that was bound to happen?

Then, at the age of 11, it happened. Tara heard the phrase that changed her life: Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Before Tara knew it, she was counting every crack in the sidewalk. Over time, Tara's "quirks" grew and developed: arranging her meals on plates, nonstop prayer rituals, until she developed a new ritual wherin she kissed her fingers and touched doorknobs....

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