📚Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
⚪️Source: e-arc courtesy of Penguin/Random House via Netgalley
⚪️ Blurb: 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.
⚪️ My Review: There are certain books that you finish with a pounding head and heart and a tear in your eye. The ones you will to get the shot they so rightly deserve, not just with us book geeks and lovers either, but non-book geeks, non-readers, by everybody. Oh, and maybe some film producer somewhere 😜. Anyway, it is very rare that you find a book that can do that to you, so when you do find one all you want to do is shout how amazing it is and tell everyone about it. Like I said, it’s rare we find such reads and luckily for me Finding Audrey is one of them.
See here’s the thing though, I can’t and won’t for the life of me tell you anything about it. I know, I know, I’ve just said I want to shout about how good this book is, but now I’m saying I can’t tell you anything about it. You see, if I did tell you, everything I say would be giving something away, complete spoilers and nothing needs to be given away. You need to be clear headed, unaware, and just ready to step into the beautiful mind of Audrey Turner. I won’t spoil that for you. I can still about shout about it, I can still tell you how good it is without doing that though and I have.
It’s a tear jerking, heart breaking, soul shaking, mind shattering, laugh-out-loud-funny and utterly lovely book.
Kudos to Sophie Kinsella for being brave enough to try something new and to delve into a deep and dark place that is controversial, helpless, destroying, and utterly bleak to find that one bit of hope that we all have somewhere inside.
A fantastic debut.
A must read.
A 2015/16 Best Seller? I think so.
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