Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Published by RHCP Digital
Published 4 June 2015
I read this for 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge. The category is ‘a book by an author who uses a pseudonym’.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
From the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a story of humour, heart and heartache. 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.
Audrey can’t leave the house. she can’t even take off her dark glasses inside the house.
Then her brother’s friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again – well, Starbucks is a start. And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she’d thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.
Be prepared to laugh, dream and hope with Audrey as she learns that even when you feel like you have lost yourself, love can still find you.
OMG, Mum’s gone insane.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I read Sophie Kinsella years and years ago and was a secret fan of her shopaholic series. Until I realised chic lit was twee of course and decided dead bodies, blood, guts and the occasional demon was more interesting. I had no idea her name was a pseudonym until I read it online. I was planning to read a book by Elena Ferrante but it wasn’t available so had to switch.
Anyway, I thought Finding Audrey was brilliant. I was hooked from start to finish and fell completely in love with Audrey’s world and her adorably messed up family. I loved Audrey’s voice. I really liked the fact this is different than a lot of YA fiction and tries to be a bit different. I enjoyed every word of this cracking novel. I got sucked into Audrey’s life and didn’t want to leave. Audrey is a great character. I love her viewpoint, her take on things and seeing the world from inside her socially anxious, lizard brain. The teen romance between her and Linus didn’t even put me off. I really liked how Audrey developed over the course of the book, becoming much stronger and in control of her life. Finding Audrey is fantastic.