This is my first time reading a Sophie Kinsella book (definitely not the last, though). I have never laughed that much. It was ridiculously funny. And although it discusses a pretty serious kind of mental illness, I thought it was a light and uplifting read. I didn’t fail to relate to Audrey. And my feelings towards the character were less like sympathy and more like informality and familiarity.
Her parents’ relationship was awfully hilarious. I would laugh hysterically when her mom discussed Frank’s “severe addiction” with Audrey’s dad. And her mom’s obsession with Daily Mail, (I didn’t fail to notice that Daily Mail actually wrote a review on this book). Frank was amazing. His relationship with Audrey was Siblings Goals af. And then Audrey’s character transformation when Linus came in was incredible. It wasn’t instantaneous, and that’s precisely why it seemed genuine. Felix was also tremendously comical. I think the author was really smart to write a book like this. I didn’t find flaws or a situation to criticize.
I loved how the author described the eyes as the most intimate part of the body. And I think I related a lot to Audrey’s issue with maintaining eye contact with people around her. Not that I have that issue, but I think I understand how challenging it is to keep eye contact with someone who means something to you. I truly believe it when they say that Eyes Are Windows To The Soul
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 . . .