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Waiting for Fitz

Narrated by: Erica Sullivan
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Teens, Social Issues
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Addie loves nothing more than curling up on the couch with her dog, Duck, and watching The Great British Baking Show with her mom. It's one of the few things that can help her relax when her OCD kicks into overdrive. She counts everything. All the time. She can't stop. Rituals and rhythms. It's exhausting.

When Fitz was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he named the voices in his head after famous country singers. He loves puns, foreign films, and T-shirts with witty sayings. The adolescent psychiatric ward at Seattle Regional Hospital isn't exactly the ideal place to meet your soul mate, but when Addie meets Fitz, they immediately connect over their shared love of words, appreciate each other's quick wit, and wish they could both make more sense of their lives.

Fitz is haunted by his past, and he's often not sure what's real. One memory weighs heavily on his mind - a tragic death he fears he may have caused - but he knows if he can just get to San Juan Island, everything will be okay. If not, he risks falling into a downward spiral that may keep him in the hospital indefinitely.

Escaping the hospital becomes the first step of a journey for Fitz and Addie as they learn about life and love, forgiveness and courage, and what's necessary to let go and what's worth waiting for.

©2019 Spencer Hyde (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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astounding

having spent time in a place like disrobed in the book, and the feeling of need to get out, yet need to be with those who I connected with, this book reached me on a level I didn't expect. i love to complex simplicity of the relationship and the bold connection from two very different ppl that needed very much the same thing in the end. one to move forward only yo look back to who she needed, and with complete believe that time would not be a problem for what would be an unbreakable connection through different paths traveled side by side.
my wife encouraged me to better myself during my time in such a place yet leaned far from an emotional connection. during that time I learned of how much I needed her, not as support, but as the other part of me. only after me leaving and with a reformed sense on life and what it had to offer was she able to see the person I was meant to be.
though that's not what happened in the story, I feel a connection to the characters and in many way see similarities between my life and the life of the characters.

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A new perspective!

I don’t understand all the struggles that come with mental health issues. I felt this book opened a window on a small aspect of struggles had by those that struggle with mental health. I didn’t understand the isolation felt by some, or how invisible these illnesses can be. I appreciate the story told by the author.
I first learned of this book from a podcast called “all in. a lds living podcast.” The authors personal story really moved me and I wanted to hear more.

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Amazing listen!!! Highly recommend

This book takes you in a journey of a teen and her journey through her OCD and how she learns and grows through her personal journey. Couldn’t stop listening