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Buzzing / written by Samuel Sattin ; illustrated by Rye Hickman.

Sattin, Samuel, (author.). Hickman, Rye, (illustrator.).

"Isaac is a shy boy with OCD, but one day at school he meets new friends who introduce him to role-playing games, which lead him on a journey of self-discovery and growth"-- Provided by publisher.
Isaac Itkin can’t get away from his thoughts. As a lonely twelve-year-old kid with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), everything from studying to looking in the mirror becomes a battle between him and a swarm of unhelpful thoughts. The strict therapy his mother insists on doesn’t seem to be working, but when a group of friends invites him to join their after-school role-playing game, the thoughts feel a little less loud, and the world feels a little brighter. But Isaac’s therapist says that exposure to games can have negative effects on kids with OCD, and when his grades slip, his helicopter mother won’t let him play anymore. Now Isaac needs to find a way to prove to himself, to his mother, and to the world that the way to quiet the noise in his head may have been inside him all along.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316628433
  • ISBN: 0316628433
  • ISBN: 9780316628419
  • ISBN: 0316628417
  • Physical Description: 205 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Subject: Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy games > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 16 of 26 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Wales Area.


  • 0 current holds with 26 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Wales Area Library J Sattin GN (Text) 35410000846444 NWAL Graphic Novel Available -

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