Review: Finding Audrey


Finding Audrey
By Sophie Kinsella

Source: Borrowed from a friend
Page count: 288
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mental Health, 

Goodreads Synopsis:

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:

I read this book with no expectations. I borrowed it from my sister, so I knew that it wouldn’t matter if I didn’t enjoy it. Also, I knew it wasn’t going to be my thing. I like a book with more action and more of a plot line, so I knew that this book wasn’t going to be for me. However, it was addictive and a really cute book, and I am glad I read it.

Audrey was really irritating. I couldn’t connect with her at all, and she frustrated me a lot. The chatty style of writing got a bit tiresome to read, and I felt like Audrey had no personality, though - in my opinion - the author was desperately trying to write her one.

Another thing about Audrey that really bugged me was her recovery. The whole book was building up to her taking off her dark glasses, but when she finally did, it was if she just took them off and that was it. It felt a bit too unrealistic, and made the book feel open ended.

The plot was boring, and I felt like nothing really happened. I still enjoyed the book quite a lot (I don’t know why, but I just couldn’t stop reading!), though nothing happened. It’s a short book, so it was a light and cute read. Although it’s not my thing, I know lots will enjoy this book.

The main romance in this book was with Audrey and Linus. I didn’t like the romantic parts because I felt their relationship didn’t really work. I would have much prefered for the book to have more scenes about Audrey’s family, and less about her relationship.

My favourite part was all the scenes about Audrey’s family. The author captured family life perfectly: the way it’s disorganised, chaotic, but at the end of the day, everyone is very loving and supportive of each other.

Overall, I didn’t really enjoy this book, but I know others will. The book just really isn’t for me, but if you like books by Rainbow Rowell, or you enjoyed To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, I think you’d really like this story.  

My rating:

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  1. Totally my thoughts too, Denise! That's why I DNF-ed this for awhile, and pretty much I don't know whether to continue reading it because the plot sounds lonely to me and although it was full of humor, I found it corny and literally meh. Your review justified the rating. Nicely done, Denise! :)

    Fiona of A Girl Between the Pages

    1. In my opinion, I wouldn't continue with it. As I said in my review, it really isn't anything to rave about. Definitely meh!

      Thanks for the comment Fiona! :)


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