Monday 29 June 2015

Finding Audrey-A Book Review||❤

Finding Audrey
By Sophie Kinsella
Rating: 5/5 stars
Publication Date: June 9th 2015
*recieved in exchange for an honest review*
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.

My Thoughts
Finding Audrey is probably one of the most beautiful books I have read this year. Not many books cover the topic of anxiety and this book just put it in just the right way. I think it is important for people who suffer from anxiety and even people who don't should really read this book. It really just shows the effects of mental illness and really could help to open peoples eyes and see how things such as depression are not a joke in teenagers and is a rising issue. Finding Audrey really is an astounding book which really should be shown to people of all ages.

Audrey suffers from severe anxiety where she hides underneath the black sunglasses, hasn't entered school since the incident and refuses to venture outdoors. Even people walking into her mini den without permission would cause her to have a panic attack. Audrey was a trouble character with an equally as crazy bunch she calls her family. Her mum is a religous Daily Mail reader, her brother is addicted to video games and literally can't live without them and her Dad is just confused most of the time and caught between her brother and mum feuding every single day.

What I loved about the book was it's positivity. Although it did show how anxiety is a quite an emotional subject I felt myself laughing so much at how quirky each character was in each way and how each situation was lightened by someone saying the wrong thing at the wrong time or her mum mumbling on about what a new article had just read on the Daily Mail. How her family never expected Audrey to speak up about a video game in defence of her brother, the first scene of the book was side splitting, the way that she talked with her brother and how she also found herself an utterly adorable boyfriend in the end of all of this. I loved had mental illness in it but it wasn't exactly about the darkness of mental illness and it maybe it will make people aware of mental illness in young people.

All I ask you to do it please read this book. You will learn so much and it just is my favourite of 2015. I didn't want the book to end at all and I felt quite different after reading it (in a good way). Well done Sophie Kinsella for writing such a great book!!

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1 comment:

  1. I have a copy of this book and cannot wait to try it myself. I love how this one is about an important subject like mental illness and yet was able to present it in a positive light with some humor in the novel as well. Sounds wonderful ^^