Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella | Book Review
The Children’s Book Review | August 20, 2015
Written by Sophie Kinsella
Age Range: 12 and up
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
What to expect: Contemporary romance, mental illness, family drama, comic writing
Audrey is doing okay now. Sure, she has to wear dark glasses at all times to avoid any sort of eye contact, she runs and hides when someone new comes in the room, and she has to see a therapist. But, other than that, she’s doing better. “Making progress,” as her therapist would say.
When Linus, her brother’s friend, comes around, Audrey finds herself entranced. For the first time since “the incident,” she can talk to someone outside of her family. He listens to her and doesn’t think she’s a freak for the dark glasses. And he’s swoon-worthy cute, so that doesn’t hurt. But can Audrey keep her progress chart going up, or will she relapse into a manic mess? Will a confrontation with her old tormenters reverse all of the changes she’s made, and screw up her new relationship with Linus?
Sophie Kinsella is the bestselling author of The Shopaholic Series. Her hilarious style of writing will entrance readers of any age. She has a keen insight into the mind of a teenager, and readers will nod along at her funny observations of her family and siblings. From Audrey’s mom’s obsession with The Daily Mail to her Dad jamming out on his old electric guitar, Kinsella brings comic levity that older readers will enjoy, too. I found myself laughing out loud as a parent and a former teen, identifying with both sets of characters. Highly recommended for teens and adults.
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About the Author
SOPHIE KINSELLA is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series and the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. Confessions of a Shopaholic was turned into a Hollywood movie. She lives in England.
Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Follow along with our articles tagged with Contemporary Romance Books, Family Relationships, Humorous Books, Mental Health, Sophie Kinsella and Young Adults to discover more great books for teens.