First of all I have to apologise. I'm writing this review on my phone and I have no idea how it will turn out. Also, I have to apologise for not reviewing this book sooner but I think I have finally found the words.
What They Say:
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 . .
What I Say:
I absolutely cannot believe that this is the first YA book Sophie has written. Everything about Finding Audrey is perfection.
Audrey herself is one of the most real, relatable, human characters I have ever met. I love everything about her. She is vulnerable, sad, scared and lonely, trapped in her own dark world. I have been there, like so many of my friends have. The things that Audrey has gone through in her short life are enough to floor a grown woman and she still copes.
Her family are bonkers but at the same time, you *know* they would move Heaven and Earth for Audrey. When Linus enters the picture, Audrey finds her world becomes a little less dark and she begins to open up and claim her life back. I really loved the two of them together!
This wonderful book made me cry. It made me laugh, smile and think. Most importantly though, it made me FEEL. There is nothing better to a book blogger than finding that rare gem, a book that makes you feel.
Sophie, bravo on tackling a sensitive subject with heart, humour and compassion. I cannot recommend this book enough! 10/10
Finding Audrey is out in hardback today!