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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.
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.
What happens to someone after they’ve been bullied? What goes on in their family, how do they cope with anxiety and the stress? Finding Audrey will show you all that.
You know those books where you just end up loving the family and their personalities because they’re realistic and so close? This is that family. I’ve never read about a family that I have loved since My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I pretty much fell in love with their family even if it was pretty dysfunctional. I loved the mom. She pretty much reminded me of Kinsella’s other chick lit characters and it was fun reading about that. As for the Audrey and her love interest, I didn’t really mind it nor did I care too much because I thought her family were the stars of the show.
The aftermath of someone who got bullied and how it affects her family, FINDING AUDREY has its serious moments as well its hilarious comic relief moments that Kinsella is a master at writing. So cute! I finished reading this with a huge smile on my face.