Without order, without the rules, she'll go mad.
Amy has issues, but she's organized her life in such a way that the Noise will never reach her again. No one understands it, understands her, except for the one who writes her messages with perfectly counted words.
Equilibre, whose name is French for balance, made up of nine letters. Three times three.
And he wants her.
Note: This book discusses OCD and may trigger some readers. Please read with self-care in mind.
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A dark tale about OCD
I read this under the title "Cocoon" in the Just Breathe Anthology. It has been fleshed out (no pun intended) and it was definitely worth reading again. Here are my initial thoughts-There are a lot of cases when OCD can make people smile or laugh (I am thinking of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory knocking on doors). However, that is not the case in this story. Amy suffers from severe OCD and it is most definitely not funny. Jennifer Bene gives a very thought provoking look at the disorder and adds her drop (or three, or seven) of darkness into the story. Just when I think her writing can’t get any better, she surprises me with something like this.
I thought I had OCD but, you don't realize how crazy OCD is until it's put into perspective. This book did an amazing breaking it down. I went in not knowing what I was going to be reading but, knowing that it was written by Jennifer, I didn't care. She's so imaginative with her writing, I knew it was going to be good and it was. Every page was better than the last.
Excellent emotional story
This is a very difficult review to write. This is a very emotional book. Jennifer did an excellent job in writing this book. I cannot tell you much without spoiling the story for you. Just keep an open mind and just think if part of this book does not apply to you. “Do you count squares or try not to step on a crack because it might break your mother’s back”? Enjoy.