Curtis handles severe obsessive-compulsive disorder with a frank, unflinching quality that pulls readers in to Zelah's thoughts and motivations. Though Zelah Green covers dense topics including OCD, anorexia, cutting and anger management problems in teens, this is not a dense read and should appeal to reluctant readers. The subject matter is something that many teens confront either in their own personal lives or through dealings with family and friends. This is a good novel for a Teen Book Club since the subject matter and characters raise interesting discussion points.
Recommended for Readers of: Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Julie Hoban, Lauren Oliver
2. Zelah is likeable