Marisa has always struggled with her anxiety problem, and her freshman year was a total disaster which ended with one true friend and everyone else thinking that she was depressed and weird. So, for her sophomore year, she is determined to erase that reputation, and walk into a new, happy, friendly one.
Everything seems to be going as planned, she is making more of an effort to make friends, and people seem to be wanting to actually be her friend. Then she is partnered up with Nash, a boy that she has known since she was little, but stopped being friends with when middle school started. She starts wondering why she ever stopped being Nash's friend in the first place, but she has bigger things to worry about. Her world starts going into the downward spiral that she knows so well as depression as her parents start growing further and further apart. Her best friend has become obsessed with IMing this guy she has never met in her life, and her boyfriend who she thought was perfect starts seeming not so perfect anymore. It just seems like there is no one to go to. And then there is Nash. The guy that she can tell anything and know that he will keep it secret. Plus, there is the mysterious man on the radio who seems to know everything, and exactly what she is feeling.
With the help of Nash and the mysterious radio man, Marisa learns to hold on, and step in to the new life she has been waiting for.
"It's about how you're like a lighthouse always searching into the distance. But the thing you're looking for is usually close to you and always has been. That's why you have to look within yourself to find answers instead of searching beyond."
-Susane Colasanti (Waiting For You)