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Waiting For Fitz

Waiting For Fitz by Spencer Hyde (March 5) Click to Purchase
Overview: Addie is in the hospital for inpatient OCD treatment. She's not thrilled, particularly because her mom might watch The Great British Bake Off without her, but, overall, she's ready to try whatever it takes to get better. And it turns out that most of the orderlies are nice and her fellow patients are great company, especially Fitz, who's been there for two years battling schizophrenia. Inside, she makes major strides toward recovery, but Fitz comes to her and asks for help breaking out. Against her better judgement, she can't refuse to help him. Overall: 4 

Characters: 5 I enjoyed reading from Addie's prospective. I thought that Hyde did an awesome job portraying OCD and the compulsions and obsessions that come with it. Addie is sarcastic and sensible. She has a wonderful, supportive mom and a team behind her that's determined to help. I love how she is both reasonable, and takes time to quest…

Shout

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (March 12) To Buy From Your Local Bookstore
Overview: Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak, comes forward with a new story, an evolution of Speak, is the way it seems to be billed. Shout is a poetry memoir. Halse Anderson tells her story of childhood and adolescence, becoming an adult and a bestselling author, and the stories she's heard from countless survivors since publishing and going on tour with Speak. Overall: 4 

Thoughts: The memoir is broken into three parts. The first and last focus heavily on her family and family life. The start is her young childhood, her parents background- laying the groundwork. The end circles back to these same characters and their struggles, now at the end of life instead of starting to make their way. Both of these sections were filled with very vivid images.
The second part is my favorite, though. While I haven't read any of her books, this section completely captivated me. She writes about what sp…

What's Coming Up In March

It's the start of a new month, and I'm continuing my announcement series to share about everything that will be happening on the blog! Like last month, I'll be sharing some early reviews and chats with debut authors. I'm beyond excited about the people who will be coming on the blog over the course of not just March but the entire year. The schedule for the next few months is absolutely packed!
Also, I do want to mention that I'll be including links to IndieBound in my posts when I recommend books. Hopefully, you'll find this helpful and make buying from your indie booksellers easier. But without further ado...

Shout This poetry memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson wasn't at the top of my TBR because I still haven't read Speak (I know, how is that possible?), but she's the keynote speaker at Teen Book Con which I'm traveling to at the end of the month, and I won a giveaway that included the ARC. In the end, though, I'm glad that I picked this up,…