The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B - Teresa Toten

They consist of a group of superheroes, and one Snooki, leaving their tangled selves at the door; they seemed so much alike yet they were very different. The stories that they shared together bonded these teens as they strived to connect to the world but their disorder made them unique as they saw the world differently.   Their therapist Chuck gathers them and ignites within each of them, something to inspire them and help them manage what life brings them. Adam thought life had brought him enough until Robyn joins the group. Robyn’s chemistry changes the group and Adam’s focus is now centered on getting better for Robyn. Robyn is now the center of his future goals. Having a mother that is a hoarder and a step-brother who depends on him in his own moments of OCD, Adam has a lot to juggle. Adam’s own OCD issues make his life challenging yet within Adam he has great strengths. Adam is obsession with numbers and has an issue with thresholds but if you look beyond these issues you see this fantastic teen. Getting inside Adam’s head and hearing his rational thoughts on the issues puts things into perspective. His ability to see the complications that arise, his ability to face them and know how they are affecting him was another issue that made Adam a fantastic character. He wasn’t argumentative or in denial, he was standing front and center, telling it like it is. As he tries to become a part of Robyn’s life, the whole group of superheroes were brought into the arena and Adam deals with this in a mature manner. The scenes in the Catholic Church were hilarious as he tries to education them and the scene with the priest that was priceless. I adored Adam’s lists, his honesty and his comprehensive look at his world. Adams emotions were a big issue that I monitored as I read the book, it’s hard to be under the microscope and here Adam was trying to change and his emotions were everywhere. It was an interesting novel, a good last minute pick off the New Release shelf at the library.