Posts Tagged "Teresa Toten"

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: In group therapy for teens dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Adam falls for Robyn, a fellow group member. Adam’s life isn’t easy, he’s trying to figure out how to best manage his illness but finds himself taking care of everyone else before himself. Determined to rescue Robyn too, Adam builds a friendship with her that turns into a relationship, and as she works through her issues Robyn is able to let go of her obsessive compulsive behaviours. For Adam though, OCD is something he will probably deal with for the rest of his life. Inspired by his...

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The Game by Teresa Toten

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: To survive having an abusive father, Dani and her younger sister Kelly escape by playing a made-up fantasy game. One day Dani finds herself in Rosewood, a mental institution, after a suicide attempt and she has trouble remembering the previous year of her life. Forbidden to see her father, and at odds with her mother, Dani writes to Kelly to warn her to be careful at home and avoid drawing the abuse on herself, but receives no response. Instead she finds family in Alison and Kevin, fellow patients at Rosewood who also know hardship first hand. Together, they support each other...

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