Addition by Toni Jordan

Addition by Toni Jordan

Jordan, Toni. Addition. Sceptre, 2008. ISBN 978-1921351242 256 pp. $

An Australian woman with OCD meets a man when she steals his banana at the supermarket because she needs ten to feed the demon of her disorder. Romance ensues, and though takes her OCD well into stride, her happiness inspires her to try therapy again, which means drugs, which means no more OCD and a major personality change.

The story is charming and entertaining, but contains a great deal of depth as well, and goes somewhere a little dark at the end, which balances out the lightness well. There is a lot of humor, and the author does a good job of making the OCD make sense. I liked the idea of embracing her “flaw.”

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