Sunday, September 27, 2015

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Audrey is 14 years old and suffers from Anxiety and Sophie Kinsella captures what anxiety sufferers go through perfectly. It was as though she was telling my story, my life (although I suffer from a different type of anxiety). I use to have debilitating anxiety attacks and could relate perfectly to  Audrey despite more than a decade of age difference.

I could easily say that this is, Kinsella's strongest book to date. It deals with mental health issues in a serious yet charming and funny manner because sometime you just have to laugh at yourself. I like that she doesn't address what triggered her anxiety because there isn't necessarily a trigger it just happens or at least that was the case for myself.

Audrey's anxiety doesn't allow for her to leave the house and having people visit is a trigger and makes things worst. Her brother is a social butterfly and gamer and when his friend, Linus comes over to play games with her brother, he slowly but surly wiggles his way into her life. He helps to pull her out of her anxiety filled angst and "teach" her that sometimes you have to get over hurdles in life to get to the good stuff.

My only issue with this book is the "love" cures theme but it's a fun, easy, heartwarming read.

Grade: A-

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