Parents' Guide to

Finding Perfect

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Hopeful story of likeable tween's struggle with OCD.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

No real climax of the story

I was pretty disappointed after reading the book because there was nothing I got out of or learned from reading the book. I felt like there was no climax or an exciting part of the book.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2):

Author Elly Swartz's rock-solid voice for 12-year-old Molly creates a compelling and likeable hero whose struggle with anxiety will really resonate with tweens. They'll learn a lot about what it's like to suffer with OCD, and they'll be encouraged to see the person and not the disorder.

The well-structured story keeps the pages turning as Molly negotiates the hazards of school and home life. Tweens will find a lot of hope during a time of big changes in their own lives as Molly learns that she'll be OK even without Finding Perfect, and how to live in a world where so many things are outside her control.

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