Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey

Book - 2015
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Fourteen-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553536515
Branch Call Number: TF Realist Kins
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 22 cm


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Audrey has developed an anxiety disorder but she sees a therapist and is making slow but steady progress. She meets Linus, her brother's teammate and finds she can talk through her fears with him in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before.

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Sep 17, 2019

Sophie Kinsella is a good author, I really liked how it was broken up, no named pointless chapters. The one thing I don't like is the ending, but I have noticed that her endings in other books weren't good either. Altogether though I liked the book it was funny but it was too predictable after reading the first couple of pages I knew exactly how it was going to end, and I was right, which often doesn't happen when I try to predict an ending.

Aug 21, 2019

Ive read every sophie kinsella book....she is my fav. This is a good book, i do like her other books better if i compared. The ending made me laugh and there some funny parts in between. Cute story and worth a read!

Jul 27, 2019

This is one of my favourite books! It may be tempting to give up on sometimes but it’s really worth it! If you don’t think you’ll like it based on the comments or what other people think I want to say that it worth giving a try.

Jul 04, 2019

This one took a while to get into. Problem was that I never really "bonded" with Audrey. I almost gave up on this book a few times because of the "gaming" thing but it wasn't overwhelming enough to take over the story. Still, I could not stand Audrey's mother. She was way out of control, much worse than Audrey, although she does become tolerable towards the end.

The thing I really don't like about this book is that unless I'm missing something I have no idea what happened between Audrey and her friends. It is never fully mentioned and even when it comes to a climax, well... I'm still at a loss. If someone could enlighten me, I'd appreciate it. In the meantime I'm going to start another book.

JessicaGma Jul 10, 2018

This might be one of the best Sophie Kinsella books I have read - Audrey is suffering from many issues after some girls did a never really disclosed bit of bullying to her. The family dynamics were quite hilarious and I felt the depiction of Audrey's illnesses to be pretty on point. Worth picking up!

neyoscribbles Dec 20, 2017

*Disclaimer: This is my first Kinsella novel.
This laugh out loud novel about teenagehood, mental illness and all the other (fun) stuff in between is such a light read even though it discusses some relevant but dark matter. Somehow, I felt I can relate to the teenage Audrey as well as her middle aged mom. Their family dynamic rings true and the characters' approach to life seems hilarious, yet honest. Bonus: The character of Linus is such a beau. I mean how does he manage to say all the right things??

Library_Jill Oct 11, 2017

A sweet story about teen life, anxiety, first love, and family love. This was a fun and funny read that managed to paint a realistic picture of recovering through mental illness, while not feeling heavy. Where "Challenger Deep" allowed me to experience the "descent" into mental illness from the main character's perspective, "Finding Audrey" allowed me to experience the recovery journey from Audrey's perspective, and also see how the family coped not only with the illness, but with the rest of life that is going on around them as well.

Jul 08, 2017

Finding Audrey was a great book with a nice climax and a good ending, for example when Audrey went to see Izzy was when she reached her climax in the book. I would recommend this book to people who like YA and people who want to read a book with a moral.

Dec 19, 2016

This was a good book and a fast read. However, there were some details in the story that were left out about what happened to Audrey before the book started. I assume this was on purpose and for us to use our imagination, but I would have loved to hear more of the backstory that caused her the issues the book talks about.

Nov 05, 2016

This was a fun, easy read. I appreciated how they discussed mental health and some of the therapy techniques. I also enjoyed the family dynamic and the way the novel was structured with the screenplay aspect. However, I disliked how it was messily tied up in the end. It felt like everything was too easily resolved and the climax was lame. So a good read, just don't go into it expecting too much.

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Aug 13, 2016

The pathway of recovery that a girl (suffering social and anxiety disorders) undergoes, finding love along the way.


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Aug 04, 2016

“I think what I’ve realised is, life 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 heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upwards.”

“It won’t be forever. You’ll be in the dark for as long as it takes and then you’ll come out.”

LINUS: "If rhubarb needs time in the dark, maybe you do too."
AUDREY: "I think your smile looks like an orange segment."


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