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Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey

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But, though Linus offers support and friendship to Audrey, the author doesn't allow that message to seep through. I also felt there was too large of a focus on being addicted to video games - At times, it felt as if their mother's obsession with Frank's video game usage overtook the focus on Audrey's story. Ollie sometimes plays Land of Conquerors online with Frank if Frank’s in a kind mood and doesn’t have anyone else to play with. I did want more focus on it, but I appreciated that we also got to see Audrey in her own messy element, with her family and challenging her social anxiety.

Finding Audrey is Sophie Kinsella’s first novel for teens, sure to appeal to her legions of adult and young adult fans all over the world. You know, the prize pot in the international LOC competition in Toronto this year is six million dollars! I'm not saying it's not possible or they don't deserve happily ever afters, but the way it's presented in this book makes me cringe. I loved Audrey’s take on her mother’s addiction to The Daily Mail, and the way this book made me laugh! I really applaud and admire Kinsella for picking such an important topic and simplifying it and relating it to young teens.One of my main concerns when I started this book was that it would turn into another "love cures mental illness" tale. As I said, I adored the humour but I also wished more of the story was concentrated on Audrey and her struggles. We experience the nightmare which Audrey had to go through and the emotions are shown as being so deep and raw that they cut you deeply. As a note, I've seen a few reviews suggesting Audrey also deals with agoraphobia because she does not leave her home often.

Her mother worries constantly and her dad backs her up in the parenting department just to keep the peace. Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages.Now she stays at home and interferes with her family and her therapist as she tries to regain her confidence! The family goes on strike and Mum hides her sandwich in the flower bed and next week we’re not gluten free anymore. Although she is now staying at home waiting for the new year of school to start, she refuses to remove her sunglasses, preferring to have them on than engage in eye contact. It affects all of your interpersonal relationships and makes daily tasks like making eye contact, eating in front of others, or leaving the house almost impossible.

Her brother plays an online RPG game that he's preparing with his friends to enter a global tournament.

When I first began this, I was wary that her sense of humour wouldn't be able to translate into a YA novel with a teenage character, but I was wrong. You can focus on someone a hundred feet away, through a whole bunch of people, and they know you're you're looking at them. I think the reason she was hiding behind the dark glasses was justified and I liked that part about her. The mother was intense and annoying sometimes, but mostly I found her arguments with Audrey's brother, Frank, supremely funny. She constantly wears sunglasses (even inside her own house) because making eye contact with people triggers panic attacks.



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