"Audrey loves her family, even if they are a bit off-the-wall. When Audrey develops an anxiety disorder as a result of an unpleasant incident, her family is there to help. Audrey now wears dark glasses whenever she feels the need to protect herself, but she's also making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah.
Then Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, and she is energized. She can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before."
I can't even count the number of times I laughed out loud in coffee houses, alone in my room, and on street corners while reading Audrey's story. I actually think I snorted once and, though I received many rude stares, I regret nothing.
I have craved this book for quite some time now, and I was thrilled when I finally had the ARC in my hands. I must admit that I have yet to read any of Sophie Kinsella's other work (I know, don't come after me), but that will soon change!
The family dynamics of this story are great, and I fell in love with Audrey's mom from the first page. I have never read a character quite like her, and she had me rolling the entire time. The small moments between Audrey's mom and dad are gut-wrenchingly funny.
Audrey's emotional state affects her entire family, and Sophie Kinsella did such a great job describing Audrey's situation. I loved how Audrey's growth is the center point of this story, and we don't stray too long in the past.
Linus and Frank are really fun characters as well, and I just loved every scene they were in with Audrey. The bantering was so true to character, and I know I said some of the same things they did when I was their age.
I adored this book. I literally adored everything about this book.