Monday, July 18, 2016

Finding Audrey

Synopsis (from Amazon): From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

Audrey wears dark glasses all the time, even in the house. She almost never goes out, doesn’t talk to new people, and finds making eye contact to be nearly impossible. 
But then one day she meets Linus. Linus is her brother’s friend and a sensitive spirit with whom she can talk through her fears. He makes her laugh and doesn’t leave her feeling like she’s being judged. As their friendship deepens, Audrey’s recovery gains momentum, and she and Linus begin to develop feelings for each other. But how can they have a future together when Audrey hasn’t dealt with her past? And how could anyone ever love her once they’ve seen her at her worst?

“An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred 
“Kinsella’s knack for humor and sensitivity shine.” Publishers Weekly

One (or more) Sentence Summary: First, let me state that I LOVE Sophia Kinsella.  However, Finding Aubrey didn't do it for me.  I think the issues that the book deals with (anxiety, depression, bullying) are all very serious issues facing YA.  I wish she would have brought more attention to them as I felt they were somewhat masked.  Good read, just not what I would classify as a "typical" laugh until I am crying, Kinsella book.

Fast read/slow read:  I listened to Finding Audrey via Audible.  I wasn't driving around the block or taking the long ride home to get in another chapter.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Of course, as I said, I LOVE Sophia Kinsella and read her books the day they come out.  JUST LOVE THEM.

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I've Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. She lives in England.

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