Wanda Lynne Young: Bookalicious



A Touching Coming of Age Whodunnit Love Story


It's hard enough being a teenager and going through all the angst, hormones and drama that comes with that stage. Imagine being a 14-year-old young man who happens to have OCD on top of the everyday stress and strife of teenage life. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B is Adam's story. His parents are divorced and his mother's collecting habits could easily land herself on an episode of Hoarders. Adam's father has a new wife and now there's a step-brother in the picture named "Sweetie" who is high maintenance as far as kid brothers go. Adam desperately wants to control his obsessive compulsive disorder to fit in and be "normal," whatever that may be. His life is turned around when he meets the new girl Robyn at his adolescent OCD support group. This is when Adam's goals in life becomes clear.

  • Grow immediately
  • Find courage
  • Keep courage
  • Get normal
  • Marry Robyn Plummer

The OCD group members decide to take on "nom de guerre" superhero identities. Adam decides to be "Batman" to Robyn's "Robin"! He also wants to solve the mystery of the threatening letters his mother keeps receiving. Adam and his motley crew of ODC superheroes embark on a mission to take on personal challenges while learning and supporting each other along the way. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B is a touching tale that will resonate with the insecure teen that lives inside each and every one of us. A must-read for adults and teens alike.

To learn more about the novel and the author check out an excerpt from Chapter One of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B and read a Q&A with Teresa Toten. If you’re on GoodReads why not check off The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B and become a fan of Teresa Toten while you’re at it?


Teresa Toten is the author of the acclaimed Blondes series, as well as The Game, The Onlyhouse, among other books. Teresa has twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, but left for Canada on that same day, she lives in Toronto. You can find out about Teresa and all of her books by visiting her website teresatoten.com. Social media fans can follow @TTotenAuthor on Twitter and friend Teresa Toten on Facebook.


The #Bookalicious Twitter Book Club will be chatting with Teresa Toten as @TTotenAuthor on Wednesday, September 4th from 9:00-10:00 PM ET. Twenty lucky Bookalicious Twitter Book Club members will receive The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B and join the #UnlikelyHero13B chat with Teresa Toten. To enter the draw for a copy of the book you must be a Bookalicious member to participate. Sign up here, leave a comment below and RT the @BookaliciousCA #UnlikelyHero13B contest tweets on Friday, August 16th until 11:59 pm ET to be eligible. Make sure you follow @TTotenAuthor on Twitter and keep track of the #UnlikelyHeroRoom13B hashtag activity before, during and after the chat!


Bookalicious is giving away 2 copies of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B courtesy of Random House of Canada! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the "Click Here To Spill It" bubble below. You have until September 6th, 2013 to enter. You must be a YMC member, and please be sure you've registered your email address in our commenting system so we can contact you if you win. 

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Relish reading,

Wanda Lynne Young