{Review} Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Posted July 10, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 6 Comments

{Review} Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Finding Audrey

by Sophie Kinsella
Published on June 9th 2015
by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Also by this author: Finding Audrey, Twenties Girl

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.

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.

4.5 Stars

When I found out this was a YA novel by Sophie Kinsella, one of my favorite Chicklit authors, I was very excited! And then I hears a lot of positive things about it so my excitement only grew. And now I finally read it and I really, really did love it. Finding Audrey is touching, sweet and so very good!

Finding Audrey is about Audrey, a girl struggling with an anxiety disorder after a traumatic experience. Life is hard for her and she doesn’t know how to make it easier. Then by chance she meets Linus, a friend of her brother. She connects with him and slowly but surely he’s helping her getting better. A romance is blooming and it doesn’t only help Audrey, it actually manages to help her whole family.

The thing I love most about Sophie’s books is how she mixes serious subjects with great humor and manages to make it a light and sweet story despite the somewhat heavy subject. And this book has plenty of humor. I was laughing out loud a lot. And at the same time it was very touching and sweet. The perfect balance really, I don’t know how she does it. I can tell you this: Sophie should start writing a whole lot more Young Adult. For sure. Also, I liked how we never really find out the specifics of what happened to Audrey. And I didn’t need to know either, that was not what the story was about.

I’ve now read two books in a row with just amazing characters. This is awesome, I love it when characters make a book so much better. The story can be cliche as hell for all I care as long as the characters are fantastic. Though this story wasn’t cliche at all, mind you. Really. Anyway, I loved all of these characters. I loved Audrey’s family and the hilarious moments with her parents and her brother Frank, they had me laughing the most. I loved Linus, he was such a sweet guy. The perfect guy for Audrey. And yes, I loved her too. She goes through a lot of development in this book and she changes a whole lot. Mainly thanks to Linus, which adds to his greatness. Their romance was very, very sweet and perfect.

Finding Audrey is a book you have to read if you’re a fan of contemporary. And if you’re a fan of this author, you should’ve read this already. What are you waiting for, go! Read it! And you, Sophie, write more YA. Please.



About Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella raced into the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty financial journalist who loves shopping but is hopeless with money – captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Becky has since featured in six further bestselling books, Shopaholic Abroad (also published as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan), Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister, Shopaholic & Baby, Mini Shopaholic and now Shopaholic to the Stars! Becky Bloomwood came to the big screen in 2009 with the hit Disney movie Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Sophie has also written six standalone novels which have all been bestsellers in the UK, USA and other countries around the world: Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number and her most recent standalone book, Wedding Night.

Sophie wrote her first novel under her real name, Madeleine Wickham, at the tender age of 24, whilst she was working as a financial journalist. The Tennis Party was immediately hailed as a success by critics and the public alike and became a top ten bestseller. She went on to publish six more novels as Madeleine Wickham: A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three and Sleeping Arrangements.
Sophie was born in London. She studied music at New College, Oxford, but after a year switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She now lives in London, UK, with her husband and family.

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