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Waiting for Fitz Kindle Edition
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|Length: 177 pages||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled||Page Flip: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 14 - 19||Grade Level: 10 - 12|
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Hyde offsets the painful realities of mental illness with gentle surprises and such humor as Fitz's naming his hallucinations after popular country singers...Thoughtful and thought-provoking.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A poignant, at times tragic, tale of the emotional pain some kids endure.-- "Booklist" --This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.
- File size : 1115 KB
- Publication date : March 5, 2019
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- ASIN : B07PGGNSMQ
- Print length : 177 pages
- Publisher : Shadow Mountain (March 5, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #439,326 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Hyde utilizes outstanding craft in his writing. It is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. He is able to gently pull on your heart strings as you fall in love with the characters and their unique little quirks that each of them has. There’s also very eloquent imagery used throughout that is truly breathtaking. He took something as mundane as a raindrop falling and made it sound poetic. I absolutely loved reading Waiting For Fitz. It opened my eyes to a whole new perspective and made me more empathetic towards the many people around me in my everyday life who are currently struggling with mental illnesses. 10/10 review for this excellent book. I would recommend it to anyone.
All of that is to say that Addie, while belligerent, obnoxious, and certainly not representative of every single person who has OCD, is ultimately a sympathetic, memorable, deeply moving character whose constant wordplay and arrogant facade mask the difficulty and pain that she uses those tools to cope with. The plot isn't what's important here - what's important is the portrayal of someone struggling with something that most people reading this can't comprehend, and doing so in the only way she knows how to.
I've seen other reviews complain that "I have OCD and I'm nothing like this character", or "I work with people with mental illness and Addie doesn't seem like any of them". I think these are incomplete responses that attempt to impose rigid outlines on a disease that affects each person individually. So read this book for what it is - an exploration and humanization of how a condition that most of us can't comprehend, and an invitation to treat those with mental illness as the individuals with complex inner lives and coping mechanisms that they are.