From the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a YA novel of humour, heart and heartache.
Finding Audrey is Sophie Kinsella’s first novel for teens, perfect for fans of John Green.
Audrey can't leave the house. she can't even take off her dark glasses inside the house.
Then her brother's friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again - well, Starbucks is a start.
And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she'd thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.
Be prepared to laugh, dream and hope with Audrey as she learns that even when you feel like you have lost yourself, love can still find you . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sophie Kinsella won our hearts with her bestselling Shopaholic series, which charts the adventures of Becky Bloomwood, a heroine as witty as she is materialistic. Finding Audrey is written with the same effortless chattiness, pulling us into the story of a young woman grappling with high school bullying and debilitating bouts of anxiety. We are ecstatic that Kinsella chose to write this young adult novel, which strikes a perfect balance between comedy, sweet romance and a thoughtful, sensitive portrayal of a teen girl actively seeking to get better at managing her thoughts and emotions.
In her first book for teens, Kinsella (the Shopaholic series) offers pathos and humor in equal measure. The story has two cinematic threads: the candid narration of 14-year-old Audrey, who is coping with depression and anxiety disorders, and the transcript of a documentary she is recording at her therapist's suggestion. Since being hospitalized after an unspecified incident at school, Audrey refuses to leave the house or interact with anyone outside her family, wearing dark glasses to avoid eye contact. The title of her documentary, "My Serene and Loving Family," is only half ironic: her parents are loving and supportive, but her mother's unpredictability sometimes overshadows her good intentions and shatters any semblance of serenity in the household. Mum is determined to cure Audrey's brother's "addiction" to online gaming and their bickering builds to hilarious mutual exasperation. Yet at its heart, this is Audrey's story of healing and reemergence, facilitated by her friendship and first love with an insightful, patient boy. Kinsella's knack for humor and sensitivity shine in a story that should easily expand her already substantial fan base. Ages 12 up.
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I want to know what happened...
It's a good book, told in a way only Sophie Kinsella can... However, it feels incomplete.
I read the whole book in two half days desperate to find out what happened to Audrey in school, and now I feel a bit fobbed off!
I suppose it's close to real life, where normally people don't want to tell everyone everything and some people really don't look back, but now I've finished reading the book it's quite hollow. It's a shame... I did spend good money on something I'm now going to delete.
This was an amazing book
Good book rlly interesting