Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review: Finding Audrey

Title Finding Audrey
By Sophie Kinsella
Genre YA Contemporary
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
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.

First sentence
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!

12 comments:

  1. You're done already?! Wow! I'm glad you liked it. I'm going to see if I can pick it up from the library today. I need to get something read this month and maybe this will be a quick one.

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    1. I think you'll love this one. It might be just the book to get you reading again.

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  2. Yes!!! I agree with everything you wrote. I loved this book, especially how it dealt with some heavy things without actually being heavy. And it was so funny! I need to read more Kinsella.

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    1. I need to read more of her books too!

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  3. I haven't read this Kinsella book yet, but you make me want to. I think my favorite Kinsella novels are Can You Keep a Secret? and Twenties Girl. And, of course, Confessions of a Shopaholic...but just the first one. :)

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    1. It's the only one I've read. I'll have to fix that.

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  4. I love that you liked it! Yay! I need to find it soon.. since it'll probably take me the next two weeks to read it!

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  5. I’ve wanted to read this for a while now, so it’s nice to hear you enjoyed it.

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  6. I've been meaning to read this one for awhile now and just haven't. Glad you loved it. That makes me want to move it up on my list. Great review!

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  7. I need to read this one!! It's weird, because I wasn't a huge fan of the Shopaholic books (well, the first one, the only one I've read), but I've loved everything else by Kinsella. Maybe I need to revisit the first Shopaholic...

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  8. Is this July's book? I'm glad you liked it! I've heard a lot of great things about this one.

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  9. Okay then! I'm definitely moving this one up my TBR if you liked it that much.

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