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Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey

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So this scenario would be a PERFECT place for Audrey's anxiety because it would show that yes it's a real thing with real symptoms BUT, RPGs are a good place to lessen it. Interestingly, it isn’t a story about bullying or what caused her to feel this way, but instead it focuses on healing and recovery. Audrey's Dad reluctantly tries to enforce the rules his wife establishes, but he really just wants to keep the peace and watch Downton Abbey. and the other is that I often find MG characters too immature for my taste, but Kinsella's magic did it again and totally made this book and character relatable, fun, and all with an important message delivered to the readers.

Below us, on the front lawn, Frank is scampering about in his Big Bang Theory T-shirt, clutching his head and gibbering with panic. Normal Mum-insane: Mum says, “Let’s all do this great gluten-free diet I read about in the Daily Mail! Her family are brilliantly drawn and her relationship with her brother's friend Linus is extremely touching, but it is the message of hope that resounds. The reason I didn't give this book a full five star rating is (HERE COMES THE SPOILER PART) we never found out what really happened that triggered Audrey's anxiety. If we let Felix run our lives, we’d all wear superhero costumes all day long and eat nothing but ice-cream.And yes, I know hate is a strong word and I shouldn’t waste my energy on hating a book when that energy could go to reading books that I will end up loving but this book hurt me. I struggled very hard with Audrey's mother; She is the type of helicopter parent that believes they are doing what is best for their child while simultaneously harming them, and while this is absolutely a real parental role that many teens have to live with, she made the majority of the book extremely unbearable. However, she does begin to establish a way of communicating through paper notes with one of Frank's friends - Linus. I had some bad episodes, yes, and I had some minor setbacks, but I wasn't going to let that stop me. It follows Audrey, a young girl with social anxiety who always wears dark glasses even inside the house.

Instead, Linus offers his friendship and supports Audrey but he certainly doesn’t solve all her problems.

I wish we had found out what really happened at school to cause her to spiral into her current mental state, however I guess the author didn't feel it was entirely necessary to the story. Audrey's mother is a neurotic Daily Mail fan who constantly tries to improve her family's lifestyle after reading articles like "The Eight Signs Your Child is Addicted to Computer Games".

She almost never goes out, doesn't talk to new people, and finds making eye contact to be nearly impossible. The book has an amazing way of showing the way in which mental health affects the wider family without victimising anyone.It was a very therapy positive book and I loved how it was made clear that progress isn’t a straight line upwards, but instead you will have setbacks and it is up to you how you want to proceed from there. Instead we got one dimensional stereotyped characters, a manic pixie dream boy who changes the girl, jokes that missed their mark SO BAD that it would make you look away, prose that was blatantly written "for YA" (which never works), anxiety being "fixed" by bullshit external ways, an "incident" that was never explained (whether this was because Kinsella didn't actually know herself, was unclear), and a story with no core. I definitely recommend it to all Sophie Kinsella fans as well as readers who want to try her writing but aren't interested (yet) in her adult books. More development to the anxiety Audrey deals with, the story and the characters, but it does make for a lighthearted read with a message. I've seen a lot of reviews suggest that Audrey recovers "too quickly" which I personally disagree with.

I live with anxiety and I can relate to pretty much everything that the main character goes through, Sophie really has it. It's very reminiscent of The Fault in our Stars with the entire sassy "omg whatever" teenager type narration, a sarcastic YA trope that I thought I was hate but ended up actually chuckling at a couple of times.Witty dialogue, hilarious parents and the way their teen son deals with them, so realistic, yet hilarious. Though this book perfectly displays what it is like to have social anxiety and depression, Audrey is still more than just her illnesses and I feel this book properly showcases the struggle that million of people go through. Which of these you prefer completely depends on your personal interpretation of a book and your experience with the topic that the story is dealing with. Slowly with the help of her family, friends, and psychiatrist, she starts to recover and lead a normal life.



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