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Publisher Comments:

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....

Synopsis:

Offers middle readers a personal look at obsessive-compulsive disorder as one young girl begins her routine of rituals that quickly gets out of control and suddenly takes over every minute of her life. Reprint. AB. PW. SLJ.

Synopsis:

Fourteen-year-old Tara describes how her increasingly strange compulsions begin to take over her life and affect her relationships with her family and friends.

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:
9780307477743
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Special Needs
Author:
Hesser, Terry Spencer
Author:
Terry Spencer Hesser
Afterword:
Allen, A. J.
Abridged by:
Allen, A. J.
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19991109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Special Needs

Kissing Doornobs
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Product details 160 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307477743 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Offers middle readers a personal look at obsessive-compulsive disorder as one young girl begins her routine of rituals that quickly gets out of control and suddenly takes over every minute of her life. Reprint. AB. PW. SLJ.
"Synopsis" by , Fourteen-year-old Tara describes how her increasingly strange compulsions begin to take over her life and affect her relationships with her family and friends.
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