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  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    Sophie Kinsella used to be such a guilty pleasure author for me I haven t read one of her books in years but I always enjoyed reading about the hilarious, ridiculous and unfortunate situations her shopaholic protagonist found herself in.Finding Audrey, though, could be Kinsella s strongest work to date It s funny, sweet, heartwarming but also I felt an honest look at a teenage girl living with social anxietyThey talk about body language, as if we all speak it the same But ever Sophie Kinsella used to be such a guilty pleasure author for me I haven t read one of her books in years but I always enjoyed reading about the hilarious, ridiculous and unfortunate situations her shopaholic protagonist found herself in.Finding Audrey, though, could be Kinsella s strongest work to date It s funny, sweet, heartwarming but also I felt an honest look at a teenage girl living with social anxietyThey talk about body language, as if we all speak it the same But everyone has their own dialect For me right now, for example, swiveling my body right away and staring rigidly at the corner means, I like you Because I didn t run away and shut myself in the bathroom I just hope he realizes thatOne of my favourite things about this book is that it s about one of those families loud, crazy, often torn apart by arguments, but ultimately very close and loving towards one another The dynamics Kinsella creates between the members of Audrey s family make this book very funny and sometimes touching too.Audrey s mother is a neurotic Daily Mail fan who constantly tries to improve her family s lifestyle after reading articles like The Eight Signs Your Child is Addicted to Computer Games She s comical, infuriating, but still lovable Audrey s Dad reluctantly tries to enforce the rules his wife establishes, but he really just wants to keep the peace and watch Downton Abbey Audrey s older brother Frank is obsessed with a game called LOC similar to World of Warcraft and this causes many hilarious arguments with his mum And then there s Audrey.Audrey is suffering from a severe anxiety disorder She can hardly bear to leave the house and gets upset whenever Frank s gamer friends come around However, she does begin to establish a way of communicating through paper notes with one of Frank s friends Linus Who, by the way, is so freaking adorable.One of my main concerns when I started this book was that it would turn into another love cures mental illness tale I hate that damaging and untrue message But, though Linus offers support and friendship to Audrey, the author doesn t allow that message to seep through Kinsella shows recovery from mental illness as a long process of two steps forward and one step back Even at the novel s close, Audrey has not been miraculously cured.I liked that I liked that the book was a good balance of light hearted silly humour and hard realism It was really effective.Very enjoyable and touching book.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store


  2. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD BOOK I appreciated the fact that it was a light hearted book that still dealt with a serious topic like mental illness and did it in a respectful way BLESS YOU SOPHIE KINSELLA.


  3. Christine Riccio Christine Riccio says:

    LOVED THIS HERE S MY BOOKTALK LOVED THIS HERE S MY BOOKTALK


  4. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    EDIT If you don t agree with my opinions on this review, you don t have to comment and tell me I m wrong JUST SAYIN My opinion isn t going to change.I want to be very clear about something, though I didn t finish this book because of ME It s a book that makes me uncomfortable and unhappy But that s just me It s totally a case of it s you, not me So YEAH I don t believe in reading books that make me awfully unhappy I DNF d this at 100 pages.This is a book about social anxiety EDIT If you don t agree with my opinions on this review, you don t have to comment and tell me I m wrong JUST SAYIN My opinion isn t going to change.I want to be very clear about something, though I didn t finish this book because of ME It s a book that makes me uncomfortable and unhappy But that s just me It s totally a case of it s you, not me So YEAH I don t believe in reading books that make me awfully unhappy I DNF d this at 100 pages.This is a book about social anxietywritten in the most insensitive way EVER It s a joke The entire book is a joke I don t know about you, but I can t do that I can t read a book that mixes something so devastatingly destroying as mental illness with funky writing As someone with social anxiety, I just feel this book portrayed it as a joke It is not a joke.This is what went really wrong for me in the 100 pages I read The mother is INSANE Like, kooky har har let s all laugh at the mother insane Not okay. We re mixing a real mental illness Audrey s anxiety with the mother s kookinessfor a laugh I couldn t I JUST COULDN T The mother has this huge vendetta against the older brother, Frank s, computer games No reason She just is obsessed with making him not play computer games And I don t mean off handedly worried I mean, FREAKING OBSESSED To the point where the parents go out on a date and tell Frank he can t play computer gamesbut secretly the mother is like peering in the window to make sure he doesn t She falls into a rose bush Omg, isn t this funny NO IT IS NOT Her obsession disturbed me so so much Audrey s weird infatuation with Linus It has a huge case of insta love I also think it misses the point that social anxiety is social Sure people with SAD Social anxiety disorder can have crushes, fall in love, get married, everything But don t forget that your brain is attacking itself and other people are always a threat I failed to see how this can just be negated by insta love after seeing someone a few times Plus for the level of SAD Audrey appears to have, I feel like a relationship would ve made her worse I seriously hope the book didn t do the magic cure with a relationship But I don t know since I didn t finish it because the whole thing made me sick with it s gross misrepresentation So as long as you know this is a COMEDY wrapped up with mental illnessyou should be okay I, however, am not And seriously, I hate DNF ingit makes me twitchy to have unfinished books lying around So this is a big deal for me I think this subject is just too close to home for me laugh at it.If you re looking for books that deal with anxiety in a realistic and heartbreaking and perfect way, and don t mock it at all, can I recommend The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B and The Rest of Us Just Live Here


  5. Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) says:

    Update I reviewed finished this a few days ago after having read it all in one day but as I sit here and plan the review and think about itI realize it s not a 3 star read, butof a 2 star read for me so I have lowered my rating accordingly This was okay I found it didn t really get going for a while and that sometimes the focus wasso on the brother than on Audrey But overall the writing was good, the characters were alright, so it was just an average read Didn t love it Update I reviewed finished this a few days ago after having read it all in one day but as I sit here and plan the review and think about itI realize it s not a 3 star read, butof a 2 star read for me so I have lowered my rating accordingly This was okay I found it didn t really get going for a while and that sometimes the focus wasso on the brother than on Audrey But overall the writing was good, the characters were alright, so it was just an average read Didn t love it or hate it


  6. Emma Giordano Emma Giordano says:

    I did enjoy my time with this book, but I feel I did not enjoy it as much as my peers I have had Finding Audrey on my radar for an immensely long time due to it being one of the only YA books I ve found to deal with social anxiety, specifically, and while I was pleased with the mental health rep, I found the majority of the rest of the book to be lacking.The glowing element of this story is absolutely the representation for social anxiety Audrey is diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder and cl I did enjoy my time with this book, but I feel I did not enjoy it as much as my peers I have had Finding Audrey on my radar for an immensely long time due to it being one of the only YA books I ve found to deal with social anxiety, specifically, and while I was pleased with the mental health rep, I found the majority of the rest of the book to be lacking.The glowing element of this story is absolutely the representation for social anxiety Audrey is diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder and clinical depression As someone who has dealt with anxiety and depression for most of my life, I can happily say this book contains an accurate depiction I love how true of a portrayal this novel is Social anxiety is not only being afraid to talk on phones, not feeling comfortable in crowds, or having trouble making new friends It affects all of your interpersonal relationships and makes daily tasks like making eye contact, eating in front of others, or leaving the house almost impossibleAs a note, I ve seen a few reviews suggesting Audrey also deals with agoraphobia because she does not leave her home often As we are given Audrey s official diagnosis in the beginning on the novel and the fact that the fear of leaving her home is not due to a fear of not having an escape in case of disaster but rather her fear of social interaction judgement from others, I would not consider this book to have representation for agoraphobia, though many who do live with this illness may find some comfort in Audrey s story regardlessI liked the focus on that an event may have triggered Audrey s anxiety, but it is primarily a chemical imbalance that she has always lived with it s not only tied to an incident at school Though this book perfectly displays what it is like to have social anxiety and depression, Audrey is stillthan just her illnesses and I feel this book properly showcases the struggle that million of people go through I also loved that Audrey s treatment was a central theme of the story, and although I m always unhappy to see YA books demonize the use of medication to treat mental illness, this novel left a strong enough positive message that I can accept it I ve seen a lot of reviews suggest that Audrey recovers too quickly which I personally disagree with I feel this book follows her struggle, her efforts to take control of her anxiety and work past her issues, and ultimate progress Audrey is in no way cured by the end of this novel, she is still struggling despite her improvements and I believe those improvements would be inspiring to make teens in similar situations If you re looking for a book that deals with social anxiety, I can t recommend Finding Audrey enough.I liked the romance I don t feel it is anything special, but I was happy to see a supportive love interest that helps the main character in their recovery, yet isn t attributed to as the sole reason they begin to get better Linus was probably my second favorite character for that reason I also liked Audrey s brother, Frank, but I don t feel he had a huge contribution to the story I struggled very hard with Audrey s mother She is the type of helicopter parent that believes they are doing what is best for their child while simultaneously harming them, and while this is absolutely a real parental role that many teens have to live with, she made the majority of the book extremely unbearable I don t feel we had enough development on Audrey s father for me to have strong feelings, and apart from being the cute younger brother who acts as comic relief, Felix also isn t a memorable character for me.On the other hand, I didn t love many other aspects of this book The plot was really lacking other than it being the story of Audrey dealing with her illnesses, not much happens in this book I found it very boring at times with a weak driving force If you are looking for a book with a well developed plot, I don t believe this is the book for you I also felt there was too large of a focus on being addicted to video games At times, it felt as if their mother s obsession with Frank s video game usage overtook the focus on Audrey s story It wasn t enjoyable and felt gimmicky, making a large portion of the story to be very hard to get through.Additionally, the incident that mostly triggered Audrey s illnesses was never really addressed We can assume it has something to do with her past classmates and bullying It is built up to be this huge issue that the school failed to take control of, yet we are never exposed to what it actually is I understand some authors choose to not include information like this as the actual event doesn t matter , but it made the book extremely anti climatic and left me very unsatisfied It felt lazy and unfinished, I think an actual anecdote about what happened would have strengthened the story.Overall, I m very pleased I read this book because of the mental health rep, but I can t find any other notable elements of praise If you re looking for books with social anxiety, I think it s worth giving a shot If you re not, I m sure you d findenjoyment in a different read


  7. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Sophie Kinsella did it again Earlier this week, I read and disliked ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS I thought it was because the main character was lethargic, which was mostly due to her social anxiety, but so is Audrey She s an observer also very calm, stays inside, interacts little and I loved the hell out of her voice Something bad happened to Audrey at her last school, so now she wanders around the house aimlessly Her doctor tells her to make a video documenting her life, family, recovery, whic Sophie Kinsella did it again Earlier this week, I read and disliked ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS I thought it was because the main character was lethargic, which was mostly due to her social anxiety, but so is Audrey She s an observer also very calm, stays inside, interacts little and I loved the hell out of her voice Something bad happened to Audrey at her last school, so now she wanders around the house aimlessly Her doctor tells her to make a video documenting her life, family, recovery, which helps her interact with others and herself Another new key element in her life is her brother s new friend to whom she took a liking I loved the humour I was so scared it would be similar to WHERE DID YOU GO, BERNADETTE, which is a tragicomedy also, with an isolated protagonist who disappears But unlike the title suggests, this isn t a book about the literal definition of finding Audrey More like the metaphorical one The characters are very interesting It revolves around Audrey s family and Audrey herself All family members are fully fleshed out, from overly eager little Felix to obsessive stay at home Mom In ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS, Eliza preferred to stay away from her family She thought of them as an annoyance I found that extremely irking Audrey may not necessarily approve of everything her family does she definitely disfavours the drama but her affection toward them is obvious to the reader nonetheless A very addictive novel with entertaining characters and sweet romance Job well done Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


  8. Natalie Monroe Natalie Monroe says:

    4.5 starsLife is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again And it doesn t matter if you slip down As long as you re kind of headingor less upwards That s all you can hope for More or less upwardSophie Kinsella is on my auto buy list Her books are like literary sunshine They re sweet, heartwarming, and never fail to coax a laugh out of me.Finding Audrey is no exception with a twist The critical reader in me hates it At the beginning of the book, Audr 4.5 starsLife is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again And it doesn t matter if you slip down As long as you re kind of headingor less upwards That s all you can hope for More or less upwardSophie Kinsella is on my auto buy list Her books are like literary sunshine They re sweet, heartwarming, and never fail to coax a laugh out of me.Finding Audrey is no exception with a twist The critical reader in me hates it At the beginning of the book, Audrey needs to wear sunglasses and can t leave the house because of her anxiety When a stranger walks into her room, she immediately has a panic attackMy chest is starting to rise in panic Tears have already started to my eyes My throat feels frozen I need to escape I need I can tBut halfway through, with no loved ones by her side, she s able to make the 20 minute walk from her house to Starbucks Busy, bustling Starbucks with its lines and irritable screenplay writers hogging seats.Can you guess how Audrey does it Yup, you guessed it Motherfucking love Because love is the answer to everything We don t need no food or money as long as we have love Love can solve mental illness because fuck reality.Now I m evenmad at this book because it made me look up Justin Bieber gifs.Linus, the love interest, feels like a Maniac Pixie Dream Boy His romantic interest in Audrey has no base They meet a handful of times in which Audrey flees from him like a startled deer and exchange a few cute notes and then he s utterly head over heels for her Let s be realistic being in a romantic relationship with a mentally ill person is a lot of work, especially since Audrey s anxiety is quite severe I m not saying it s not possible or they don t deserve happily ever afters, but the way it s presented in this book makes me cringe Black Iris does a fantastic job of charting the highs and lows of falling in love with a bipolar person, while Finding Audrey sugarcoats it.That aside, I enjoy the overall message that anxiety is not something that can be footed in a day It takes time and hard work and often, one step forward results in two steps backward Kinsella accurately demonstrates how anxiety can weigh on familial relationships, which is lovely.Let s not forget the humor Dad Voice over A PARTY Are you serious Mom Why not It would be fun We used to throw him some lovely parties Dad When he was EIGHT Anne, do you know what teenage parties are like What if they knife each other and have sex on the trampolineBasically, my thoughts towards Finding Audrey can be summed up in one Taylor Swift gif I know I shouldn t, but I love it anyway.Pre review An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen year old Audrey s daily life. Damn, Kinsella foraying into YA and writing about a serious subject at the same time


  9. Warda Warda says:

    So I think my feelings have slightly changed towards this book The initial fondness or attachment I had isn t there any But it was hilarious, it was messy, the parents were irritating beyond belief but I adored them The social anxiety rep was okay I did wantfocus on it, but I appreciated that we also got to see Audrey in her own messy element, with her family and challenging her social anxiety 4.5 This was amaaaazing I wasn t expecting to actually love it Just like it So I think my feelings have slightly changed towards this book The initial fondness or attachment I had isn t there any But it was hilarious, it was messy, the parents were irritating beyond belief but I adored them The social anxiety rep was okay I did wantfocus on it, but I appreciated that we also got to see Audrey in her own messy element, with her family and challenging her social anxiety 4.5 This was amaaaazing I wasn t expecting to actually love it Just like itor less But I couldn t help but actually fall in love with this book In true Kinsella style, it was hilarious Throughout the whole book I was actually laughing out loud to myself Way too many times I loved the family They were genuine, real, supportive and a mess The main character suffers from social anxiety and it follows her journey of trying to overcome it I loved the overall message, the writing and in general, the whole story We get to see the protagonist progress but also suffer from a few setbacks and learning to deal with her situation I wish there wasMore development to the anxiety Audrey deals with, the story and the characters, but it does make for a lighthearted read with a message Definitely recommend this


  10. Lindsey Rey Lindsey Rey says:

    Sophie Kinsella does it again If you want a great mental health book, THIS IS IT So therapy and medication positive, along with being positive in general, I love it


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Finding Audrey ➼ Finding Audrey Free ➲ Author Sophie Kinsella – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Alternate cover edition of ASIN BQDGVFDGFrom the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a story of humour, heart and heartache Finding Audrey is Sophie Kinsella s first novel for teens, sur Alternate cover edition of ASIN BQDGVFDGFrom the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a story of humour, heart and heartache Finding Audrey is Sophie Kinsella s first novel for teens, sure to appeal to her legions of adult and young adult fans all over the world Audrey can t leave the house she can t even take off her dark glasses inside the houseThen 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.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 290 pages
  • Finding Audrey
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • English
  • 24 February 2019

About the Author: Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella has sold over million copies of her books inthan countries, and she has been translated into over languagesSophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September with her first novel in the Shopaholic series The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic The book s heroine, Becky Bloomwood a fun and feisty financial journalist who loves shopping but is hopeless with money captured the hearts of readers worldwide Becky has since featured in seven further bestselling books, Shopaholic Abroad also published as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan , Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic Sister, Shopaholic Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Shopaholic to the Stars and Shopaholic to the Rescue Becky Bloomwood came to the big screen in with the hit Disney movie Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher and Hugh DancySophie has also written seven standalone novels which have all been bestsellers in the UK, USA and other countries around the world Can You Keep A Secret , The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me , Twenties Girl, I ve Got Your Number, Wedding Night, and My Not So Perfect Life, which was a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for Best Fiction in In she published a Young Adult novel Finding Audrey about a teenage girl with social anxiety and her madcap family, and in January , Sophie published her first illustrated book for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother daughter fairy duo, Mummy Fairy and Me also published as Fairy Mom and MeSophie s latest novel, Surprise Me, published in February , presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage its intricacies, comforts, and complications Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discoveredSophie wrote her first novel under her real name, Madeleine Wickham, at the tender age of , whilst she was working as a financial journalist The Tennis Party was immediately hailed as a success by critics and the public alike and became a top ten bestseller She went on to publish sixnovels as Madeleine Wickham A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three and Sleeping ArrangementsSophie was born in London She studied music at New College, Oxford, but after a year switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics She now lives in London, UK, with her husband and familyVisit Sophie s Facebook page Shopaholic.