Monday, 13 April 2015
Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella
A laugh-out-loud romance from the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series.
Meet Audrey: an ordinary teenage girl with not so ordinary problems.
Aside from her completely crazy and chaotic family, she suffers from an anxiety disorder which makes talking to her brother's hot new best friend a bit of a challenge.
But Audrey has a plan to help her face her fears and take on the world again. First stop: Starbucks.
This book is by one of my favourite authors which is why I requested a copy to review, although it's aimed at a teenage audience. I am far, far from a teenager! But I loved this book. Some of what Audrey is going through happens to adults too and through her eyes she explains excellently what her life has become, but she's planning on changing it and Starbucks features in that plan (who knew!).
Hearing what her parents are saying through Audrey is very comical, you can imagine yourself saying these things as an adult everyday - but when analysed it really is funny. Audrey also has a brother who wants to be a professional gamer and again seeing this through Audrey's eyes and those of her parents was very entertaining.
I thought this would be a light hearted book - like the shopoholic series, with not much substances, especially as it is for teenagers, and whilst it is very funny it also tackles a very serious problem of mental health. What ever age you are I would recommend you read this book, if nothing else you will gain a glimpse into another world that is difficult to describe, but Sophie has done it brilliantly.
My thanks to netgalley and Penguin Random House UK Children’s for allowing me to review the book. It will be published on 4 June 2015.