This will be a review with spoilers. So if you have not read Finding Audrey and are looking for a spoiler free review CLICK HERE for my review. If you have read Finding Audrey, keep on reading! Heads up, I read this book back in July so I had some trouble remembering exact details so this monologue isn’t as organized and as detailed as other ones will be like. Hope you still enjoy my thoughts!
So let me start by saying that this book was so good. It was a good balance of funny and serious. Audrey has severe anxiety due to an event that happened when she was at school. Now Audrey is on the road to recovery with the help of her family and an unlikely friend. Finding Audrey placed a strong focus on family which was nice to read. All of the family members were special in a unique way. I absolutely loved her mum, she was just so crazy in the way that she was trying to get her son Frank who is a gamer to stop playing. The relationship between Frank and the mum was just hilarious. Frank always found a way to out smart the mum and she tried everything to prove that Frank was still playing games when he was on his banned from them. The scene when she actually catches him playing and she was standing on top of a toy house to look in the window had me cracking up. Then the roof of the toy collapsed and she falls! That was priceless! Another scene that I loved of the mum Anne was when Frank and her went on a run. Anne thought that she was in great shape and that she will be able to keep up with Frank. Anne ends up finding out the hard way that Frank is actually on the track team and she ends up coming home really out of breath pretty much on the verge of passing out from exhaustion.
Another relationship that I really enjoyed was Frank and Audrey. It is obvious that they really do care about each other and Frank does help her in someways to get over what happened to her. With the whole meeting up with one of the girls that was involved in what happened to her. In that scene you can really tell how Frank really cares about Audrey. Also the scene when Frank hanks into his fathers email to get information for Aubrey was just great. I honestly thought they were going to get caught in the act of doing this, but Frank is a pro at this so they get away with it.
Someone else that was a big part of the book is Linus who helps Audrey start to get better. I thought that their relationship was so cute, he really wanted to her her get better and he hardly knew her. It was nice to see their friendship grow with the whole writing each other little notes because Audrey was not comfortable speaking to him. They had Audrey’s little brother Felix send the notes back and forth and Felix was so upset that he was not allowed to keep the paper. He kept saying how he wanted his own pocket paper, that was just too cute. I really loved Felix he was just so adorable.
Now lets talk about the Starbucks method of helping Audrey get better. Let me just say I think that Audrey was very brave and strong to be able to go up to a stranger and just start talking to them. I would not be able to do that, I wouldn’t do it in a million years. That is just too scary for me. Also I really did not mind that the reader never finds out exactly what happened to Audrey. I think that Kinsella made a good choice to leave that unanswered. Oh! Lets talk about the reason why Audrey wears the dark sunglasses all the time. She says that she can’t look people in the eye that it is just too much. I completely understand where she is coming from. It is sometimes really awkward to look someone in the eye, especially if you don’t know them. It’s like where exactly do I look when someone is talking to me. Also how Kinsella explained the lizard brain thing was so interesting. When I was reading that I thought “Yup completely understand that.”
Let me know in the comments what you thought of the book. What were your favorite parts? What made you laugh the most?
Until next time book nerds,