Title: Finding Audrey
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Audrey has severe anxiety after an incident at school. She always wears sunglasses so she doesn’t have to make eye contact with anyone. Her mom can be extreme at times. She doesn’t want Audrey’a brother, Frank, to play video games anymore. When taking them away from him doesn’t work, she threatens to throw his laptop out the window. Meanwhile, Frank is supposed to be competing in an online gaming competition with his friend Linus. But when Linus comes to the house Audrey changes. Linus becomes the one person who Audrey can open up to.
I really liked this story. The characters are relateable for a variety of readers, since there was both a boy and girl main character. Also, the mother was worried about Frank playing too many video games, like many parents.
The parents are featured prominently in the story, so it would be good for parents of young adults to read too.
I also like that the incident that Audrey had at school isn’t explained. Only the aftermath is shown in the story. It keeps the story moving forward and gives it some mystery.
This story is different for Sophie Kinsella, since she normally writes adult fiction. This book is very successful though, so I hope she writes more YA in the future.