Back of the book blurb: 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 in to her life. With his friendly, orange-sliced 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 things she’d thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.
“Sometimes I hope I’m building up a stockpile of missing laughs, and when I’ve recovered, they’ll all come exploding out in one gigantic fit that lasts twenty-four hours.”-Finding Audrey
My review: This is my first book that I have read by Sophie Kinsella……. and I’m looking forward to reading a lot more! I really enjoyed reading this book. This is a funny, quirky, emotional and beautiful book which gives the readers an insight of someone who has an anxiety disorder.
This book is a fairly light read, I finished it in 2 days. I really liked the fact that Sophie Kinsella wasn’t just writing all about Audrey, but about her other family members as well. Audrey would have to be my favourite character, I loved her insights on anxiety, life and her family. I found the characters of Audrey’s Mum and her brother, Frank, to be particularly interesting as well. I admired how Linus helped Audrey to face her fears and how he was a good friend, but frankly(pun not intended), I didn’t find him that interesting of a character.
Throughout the whole book, I was wondering about the situation that triggered Audrey to develop her anxiety disorder. We were never actually told what really happened to Audrey. This was quite a disappointment to me, as I was anticipating it. I already assumed that this was a bullying incident, but it still would have been nice to know for sure. Argghhh, The struggles of being too curious.
This was definitely a page-turner for me. I loved this book and I highly recommend it, but if you are looking for a book dripping with emotions and seriousness, this might not be the book for you.
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4/5)
Let me know in the comments if you have read this book and what your thoughts on it are♡
Signing off, Ash xx