Finding Audrey Paperback – 5 May 2016
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"Smart and touching tale about scared teen Audrey and her friendship with a boy called Linus. A sweet and enjoyable read. ****" (Heat)
"Emotional, captivating and ultimately uplifting - buy this for the teens in your life, as well as yourself" (Daily Mail)
"Even with such an emotionally challenging subject [Sophie Kinsella] still manages to infuse her unique brand of humour" (Sun)
"Warm, funny and surprising" (Fabulous)
"Kinsella’s knack for humor and sensitivity shine in a story that should easily expand her already substantial fan base." (Publisher's Weekly)
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Audrey is battling with and anxiety disorder after it was alluded that she was bullied in school. Audrey is kind, hopeful and sweet. She doesn’t like to make eye contact with anyone, even her own family. I loved her family, they’re definitely different from any other family I have read in books before.
This book documents the recovery process of a teenage girl bullied enough to develop mental health problems (not a teenage romance although she does fall for her brother’s friend Linus and it’s adorable) it’s more about family and how they grow out of the hardships. That recovery not being only for Audrey but for her family as well. We all have set backs, which I know all too well. It’s about getting back up again and being brave to take the next step.
Extreme case of social anxiety disorder, for those of you who understand this , you will sympathize with our young narrative. I know I did, I’ve been suffering from anxiety, depression for the last 10 years. I could relate to Audrey’s social anxiety (being around people I don’t know, answering the door and phone, even leaving the house and feeling like everyone is staring at you.) I get it when she feels like she’s never going to get better, I have had those very same feelings.
I love Sophie’s books, have never been disappointed with any of her books, and I wasn’t with this one. It made me smile, laugh and I teared up a few times as well. I simply loved and adored this book. I though Sophie was brave to take on the topic of mental health, for her first YA novel. But it was well researched and beautifully written. I hope everyone else falls in love with this book like I did.
I hope to see more YA from Sophie in the future.
"Life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn't matter if you slip down. As long as you're kind of heading more or less upwards. That's all you can hope for."
I loved this book! And I was so happy to get back into the world of Sophie Kinsella. When I first began this, I was wary that her sense of humour wouldn't be able to translate into a YA novel with a teenage character, but I was wrong. This was just as funny as some of her adult novels, and for that I am really pleased.
Audrey was a great character, and I found her struggles with anxiety believable and real. I don't personally think her symptoms would class as severe, but at the same time, everybody can feel and experience differently.
I loved how this novel was also centred around family; parents and siblings and the bonds and fights they all share. Her parents were hilarious, and the relationship she shared with her brother Frank reminded me a lot of myself and my brother. And Felix was too cute!
I found the romance between Audrey and Linus cute and sweet, and exactly as a teenage romance should be. However I did see it as a tad insta-lovey, but it was still very cute. I think is a theme with YA novels - especially when the characters are younger. I don't think a 14 year old really knows what it is to be in love, truly and wholly, and a few years later will experience something even better. But it was still cute, and that's a minor personal issue.
A few reviews have stated that her anxiety was "cured" too quickly, and whilst I agree she made a large amount of progress in a short period of time, she also then relapsed again. Like a jagged graph, which I feel is much more realistic.
I wish we had found out what really happened at school to cause her to spiral into her current mental state, however I guess the author didn't feel it was entirely necessary to the story.
Overall I really enjoyed this book, and I would rate it about a 4.5 stars!
(Review originally posted on Goodreads)
This had funny moments but it lacked something I could quite put my finger on.
The ‘big reveal’ which has been eluded to throughout the book to build intrigued was odd and an unusual choice by the author to present it the way she did (don’t want to reveal it).
Worth a read to decide for yourself
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