Title: Finding Audrey
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: YA, Mental health
“We don’t have to reveal everything to each other.
It’s OK to be private. It’s OK to say no.
It’s OK to say, ‘I’m not going to share that.”
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
What I think of it
This was the first book I’ve ever read of Sophie Kinsella and I have to be honest, I did enjoy this book. The story deals with some serious topics relating to mental health (in all honesty more books should do). The positive side of this book is that it deals with the mental illness on a good way, in a respectful way BUT it also makes it look like mental illnesses are easy to heal. I wish I could say it was so easy but unfortunately it isn’t, falling in love with someone isn’t going to make it all go away. I’ve read this book in less than a week time and I don’t regret reading it at all. Do I recommend this book? I absolutely do as it’s a fun and heartwarming story