Finding Audrey [Book Review]

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.

hen I saw this book sitting on the top 10 most popular June read on Goodreads, I instantly clicked the ‘want to read’ button. To be honest, the blurb doesn’t sound that interesting to me, but hey, it’s Kinsella’s book, of course it must be good.

Finding Audrey is told by Audrey who is currently experiencing a trauma caused by the severe bullying in her school. She wears sunglasses even in her house & she dislikes human interactions. She spends her days watching TV in her darkened den. She doesn’t even go to school. As the story goes, we see how Audrey starts to heal with the help of her doctor & Linus, her brother’s friend who later becomes her boyfriend. Linus really cares about her & plays a big part in her recovery.

Aside from Audrey’s story, we got to listen about how Audrey’s mom rave about Frank’s (Audrey’s brother) addiction to computer games. I can totally relate to that cause my own brother is addicted to computer games. He practically spends his days & nights in front of his computer, right from the moment he wakes up till he goes back to sleep. He didn’t even answer his phone, when that phone is laying right next to his hand on the table. (Thank God his computer is spoiled right now) Maybe I should try throwing his computer out the window like what Audrey’s mom did. I have to give credits to Frank for the laughs he’d caused me. He is such a smart-ass.

I guess the saying ‘love cures all’ is true in this case. Cause obviously, Linus’ love for Audrey has greatly helped in her recovery. In less than 300 pages, Mz Kinsella has covered significant problems that teenager face nowadays. From computer addiction to bullying and the trauma and of course love problems. For that, I award this book with 3.5 stars.

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