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    Heidi Ayarbe
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    Balzer + Bray (May 3, 2011)
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Compulsion is a starkly honest, compelling read. It will grab you and plunge you into the unusual, yet strangely familiar mind of Jake Martin and you will come out different. Award-winning author Francisco X Stork of Marcelo in the Real World ). Compulsion is one of those books that immediate grab the reader by the heart and won’t let go, even after the final page is turned. Compelling and real, Jake’s story of grappling with devastating and frightening OCD is a must-read for anyone who ever thought they ‘knew’ what ‘normal’ looked like.

One plus one is two plus five is seven.

One plus one is two plus five is seven ffee cup that looks too heavy for her to hold; her thin fingers look brittle like dried twigs, her eyes vacuums of nothingness. For a second I don’t feel anything but. Anger. Stop being like that.

Heidi Ayarbe grew up in Nevada and has lived all over the world. She now makes her home in Colombia with her husband and daughter. She is also the author of Compulsion, Compromised, and Freeze Frame. Publisher: Balzer + Bray (May 3, 2011). Publication Date: May 3, 2011. Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers.

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No matter how many times Kyle rewrites the scene, he can't get it right Debut novelist Heidi Ayarbe delves into the depths of the human psyche as Kyle wrestles with inner demons that make him wonder whether the world will ever be okay again - or if th. .

No matter how many times Kyle rewrites the scene, he can't get it right. Debut novelist Heidi Ayarbe delves into the depths of the human psyche as Kyle wrestles with inner demons that make him wonder whether the world will ever be okay again - or if the best thing to do is find a way to join Jason.

Read Compulsion, by Heidi Ayarbe online on Bookmate – Today has to be perfect. 10:14 A. en fourteen. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Heidi Ayarbe - Author of Compulsion, Compromised, Freeze Frame - Young Adult Writer. Heidi Ayarbe is the YA writer of Freeze Frame published by Laura Geringer Books, HarperTeen, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. Heidi Ayarbe is a young adult writer. Her first novel is Freeze Frame. Johann Ayarbe updated their cover photo. 28 March 2012 ·. Johann Ayarbe. 27 March 2012 ·. Great market update from Coldwell Banker CEO Jim Gillespie from El Paso, TX!

Today has to be perfect.Magic.I look at the clock.10:14 AM.

Ten fourteen. One plus one is two plus four is six plus ten is sixteen minus one is fifteen minus two is thirteen. OK.

I turn from the clock and walk into the hallway. "Ready."

Saturday will be the third state soccer champion­ship in a row for Jake Martin. Three. A good number. Prime. With Jake on the field, Carson City High can't lose because Jake has the magic: a self-created protection generated by his obsession with prime numbers. It's the magic that has every top soccer university recruiting Jake, the magic that keeps his family safe, and the magic that suppresses his anxiety attacks. But the magic is Jake's prison, because sustaining it means his compulsions take over nearly every aspect of his life.

Jake's convinced the magic will be permanent after Saturday, the perfect day, when every prime has converged. Once the game is over, he won't have to rely on his sister to concoct excuses for his odd rituals. His dad will stop treating him like he is some freak. Maybe he'll even make a friend other than Luc.

But what if the magic doesn't stay?

What if the numbers never leave?

Acclaimed author Heidi Ayarbe has created an honest and riveting portrait of a teen struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder in this breathtaking and courageous novel.

This is a fast and powerful story told with great pacing, dark humor and vivid descriptions. It is a gritty look at the life of a family broken by silence and mental illness. I will never look at the time the same way again.
Overall the book was kind of off putting. The whole numbers get distracting. Ending wasn't quite as good as expected.
In Compulsion, Jake Martin is gearing up for his third state soccer championship when his OCD ramps into high gear, forcing him to struggle to hold it together until after the big game. His life is already a challenge, given that his mother suffers from mental illness, his father is emotionally aloof, and his younger sister is focused on improving her social status in school. But when the spiders (as he describes the compulsive thoughts) get a hold of his brain, he has to follow the patterns, add the numbers to make primes, and do everything absolutely perfectly to keep the “magic” intact.

Author Heidi Ayarbe sets herself a difficult challenge in writing in Jake’s voice, because everything is filtered through his compulsion. It gives the reader a powerful take on the overwhelming constrictions that a person endures, but unfortunately a little of it goes a long way. The problem with seeing the world solely through Jake’s eyes is that reality and illusion blur, so sometimes the narrative gets muddy, and it’s hard to understand exactly what is happening in particular scenes. When Jake is one step away from falling apart, somehow the people around him don’t seem to suspect, and given the enormity of his emotional reaction, it’s hard to imagine that people would overlook his anxiety. No one speaks about it. They go through their lives as though everything is normal. And what is normal, anyway?

Ayarbe gives hints about the private lives of the other characters – Jake’s best friend Luc, his teammates, his pseudo-girlfriend. They all have their secrets. Luc’s father beat him, Tanya may be anorexic, a teammate may be gay, but these hidden worlds are much like Jake’s own efforts to mask his compulsion. He hopes that if he can create the perfect magic to win the soccer championship, all the spiders will disappear. But life doesn’t work that neatly.

The novel’s greatest impact is the glimpse of Jake’s internal life, but the storytelling suffers. Perhaps by giving the reader a little more time with pre-spider, pre-OCD Jake (before the anxieties becoming so overwhelming), Ayarbe could better set the foundation of the story and the relationships of the characters. Another possibility is to allow one of the other characters, such as Luc, tell some of the story so that the reader gets a broader view of events.
As soon as I heard the premise of this story I know I would be picking it up as soon as possible. I'm always immediately drawn to books regarding mental illness and disorders and am fasinated by the feelings, emotions and behaviors surrounding them. Jake Martin is a high school senior, soccer player extrodinare, who is living with a secret. His life is consumed with his obsession and need for prime numbers. He feels that the prime numbers bring him magic, magic that not only protects his family but brings him luck on the soccer field as well, but these numbers also consume his life, if Jake can just make it through saturdays championship soccer game, he thinks the magic will stay with him forever, but will it, or will the numbers continue to consume his life?

I had a very hard time connecting to this story and the main character Jake, not because he was male, but just his character in general. Anyone who knows me knows i'm far from a numbers person, and I think maybe the overwhelming abudance of them make this book a bit taxing for me. Which some could argue may have been the point of the story, that in fact that's how Jake felt in regards to his OCD, but I had a hard time being able to connect.

I wish the story focused more on his disease, rather then him trying to keep it a secret, and I wish the ending resolved or came to a better conclusion, because in my opinion it felt like it was left uncomplete, and ended kinda-of abruptly. I did however find this book interesting in the respect that while I have read novels regarding OCD i've never read a book regarding OCD with regards to numbers, and I know thats very common in people with OCD, so I did get to see a whole nother side to the disease that i've never really delved into before.

I do think this book is worth picking up and giving a chance, and I do feel that a lot of guys would really enjoy this novel, The protaginist is male, and it deals with an athlete and issues I think a male would be able to relate to better then a female.