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.
What members say
- Laurie Hill
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.
- Amanda Cooley
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