A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE is about Rene, an outcast teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a very real and frightening condition (especially for teens, as it’s in those teenage years that symptoms first manifest), but it’s also a very universal one. We all have our quirks, our “things,” our obsessions that we cling to for comfort, including me—and other quirky writers.
Why the giveaway: A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE aims to demystify obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can too!!!
How to win: The week of A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE’s release, from Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8, tweet your obsessions with the following hashtags: #myobsession #ascarysceneinascarymovie.
Examples: I double check the locks #myobsession # ascarysceneinascarymovie
I park in the same parking spot #myobsession # ascarysceneinascarymovie
I touch my cap after every pitch #myobsession # ascarysceneinascarymovie
I change seats if my team is losing #myobsession # ascarysceneinascarymovie
(Here’s a shortened link to include in your post: http://t.co/C9k9KEv)
Each and every time you use those hashtags, you’ll be entered into the contest and assigned a number. On Friday evening, at 8pm EST, 10 random numbers will be selected by my 10th grade students in the Bronx. Winners will be notified via Twitter messages, and books will be mailed Saturday.
Hopefully our commentary will show teens that OCD isn’t as scary as it may seem. I mean, unless you’re Ryan Seacrest, you’ve panicked at some point in your life, sweating through your shirt, so on some level we can all relate to Rene.*
*Except for Ryan Seacrest. (With his oceanic name, his suave hair, and a job that makes other people panic, I can’t imagine him ever freaking out. I don’t think he’s human. But I can’t prove it. Yet.)