Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Review: Finding Audrey
By Sophie Kinsella
Genre YA Contemporary
Audrey's life has gotten a bit crazy. A horrible even at school has left her with such severe panic attacks that she can't leave home and has to wear dark glasses so as not to have to make eye contact with anyone. She's in therapy but her crazy family doesn't seem to be helping matters much. Or are they. When Audrey's brother's cut friend starts coming around things might be taking a turn for the better. But life is full of ups and downs and Audrey needs to find herself if she's ever going to survive.
OMG, Mum's gone insane.
Another book club book! I'm a head of schedule on this one because it came in at the library and I had to hurry and read it, right? Not that hurrying through it was hard. Once I started I couldn't put it down. This is my first Kinsella book. Her writing is fantastic. So humorous!
While this story dealt with some serious issues the humor littered throughout made it a pleasant read. I adored the crazy, wonderful, fleshed out characters in this book. It was a small cast so you could easily connect to the characters and get to know each of them.
The message in this book was a beautiful lesson. One, I think we all need to learn. I especially liked how Dr Sarah addressed Audrey's problem with doing other people's thinking for them. I do this all the time and the way Dr Sarah worded it was just another great reminder to me to stop worrying about what other people are thinking. It's usually not at all what I think it is, anyway!
While, slightly unbelievable, this book was fun and I liked it. I don't think it took itself too seriously and had a great plot with vibrant characters all mixed into one!
Should you read it?
I'd highly recommend this one!