Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Audrey is a young teenager that apparently had something traumatic happen to her by other girls in her school, resulting in her having anxiety & social issues. This causes her to stay to herself, stay at home & away from people except her family & also causes her to wear big sunglasses so she can avoid eye contact with others.
We see Audrey's journey as she tries to get a "straight line" on a chart - instead of the two steps forward, one step back mentality that life seems to give to everyone.
I did enjoy the book - loved the family dynamics & especially loved her brother Frank who is witty & a perfect big brother for Audrey. Also love the introduction of Linus, Frank's friend, who Audrey starts to open up to & starts letting into her world.
The mom - totally got on my nerves.
& the most frustrating part of it all - we never found out what happened to Audrey. Maybe we dont REALLY need to know for the story, but it was such a big part of her life, & even throughout the book, it would have been nice to hear what caused Audrey to become the person she was.
... still enjoyed it.
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