Monday, August 31, 2015

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family. 

I was a little hesitant going into this book due to the fact that the main character was dealing with anxiety. I was worried it was going to either be too dark or depressing, or it was going to seem unrealistic. Now, I have never dealt with the issues to the extend Audrey did, but it enjoyed the way the author portrayed it in this book. I can't claim that is was 100% realistic, but it felt realistic to me.This book was funny, heartwarming, and honest. If you are looking for an extremely heartbreaking book, then this is not the book you would want to read. 

I was nervous that Audrey would seem immature and hard to relate to because she was 14 years old. This was not the case at all. Audrey was extremely relatable. It was obvious that she was a young girl, but I was never bothered by that because she never was extremely immature or annoying. I really loved Audrey. I do not think people should turn away from this book just because she is 14 years old.  

My favorite part of this book was the family dynamic. Audrey's family was loud, obnoxious, and chaotic.  They were also super supportive and loving. The family added so many funny moments to this book, and they also made the book heartwarming. I absolutely loved their incorporation into the story and how they helped move the book along. 

I absolutely loved Audrey and her family, but I also adored Linus. Linus was so precious. I thought he was a great friend and Audrey, and I was extremely excited by their romantic development. Audrey and Linus were so cute together. They made me say "awwwww" out loud so many times. I was happy that the author didn't make it seem like Linus magically cured Audrey with his love. Linus supported Audrey and helped her, but it seemed natural. I thought the author did a great job showing that mental illnesses are not something that can be cured overnight. 

Overall, I absolutely adored this book. This was such a hilarious and touching book. I am so happy that I purchased this book. This book was one of my favorite books that I have read in a while. I cannot recommend this book enough.

5 / 5 Fangs

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