Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella | Review

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sophie Kinsella's books are usually aimed at adults, therefore I had never read anything by her before I read Finding Audrey. My mum however, had read some of her books so she thought I would enjoy her latest release - a young adult story about a teenage girl called Audrey who struggles with a severe anxiety disorder.

Audrey's disorder is so strong the only time she leaves the house is to visit her therapist. She also wears dark glasses all the time, even in the comfort of her own home. The book tells the story of Audrey's recovery; a recovery which isn't an easy ride.

The family are great characters who I fell in love with immediately.
Audrey's mum, Anne, is a hilarious and amazing character. She is very protective of her children and I feel the book also follows her journey of accepting her children will eventually grow up. She provides the laugh-out-loud moments in the book.
Audrey's four year old brother Felix is adorable and I wish we got to see a little bit more of him in the book.
Frank, Audrey's older brother is obsessed with computer games and it drives his mum mental. Frank is a great and supportive brother to Audrey and I liked his character also.

The story really kicks off when Audrey meets Frank's friend Linus, possibly my favourite character of the book. He helps Audrey to become herself again and gain confidence. He seems like a selfless person and the letters shared between him and Audrey were very cute.

I really enjoyed the scenes of the book where Audrey films her family. It is a lovely idea and we get to find out more about their personalities. The book has a really lovely story and the central character Audrey is a really likeable character.

Sophie Kinsella did an amazing job with Finding Audrey and I hope she releases another young adult book in the future. Let me know if you have read any good books recently in the comments!

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  1. I've seen this book around but Ihad no idea it was about something I'm so interested in and could relate to so strongly ! Oh my gosh thank you so much for reviewing this I'm so so excited to pick it up now and read it I really can't wait to get going with this book !

    YOu have a really good writing style for reviews by the way :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

    1. Thank you so much! I really hope you enjoy it! x

  2. I had this book once but I only read the first page and decided it wasn't for me but I think that was because I was in an unmotivated reading mood you know? But the way you described it makes me want to give it another shot! :D I'll have to pick it up at the library! I've been looking for another book to read ever since I read Eleanor & Park. I also have yet to pick up Zoe's Girl Online: On Tour :D Great Review Erin! :) <3

    1. Yes this book is definitely worth another shot! You should also pick up Girl Online: On Tour for sure! Thank you x