A Novel by Sophie Kinsella
Storyline: An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey”s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother”s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she”s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
I get it. I mean I don’t have as INTENSE anxiety as Audrey, but I do get it, I get the feeling of wanting your stupid brain to shut up. (Especially lately!) I get the feeling of not wanting to be around too many people. This book seemed to capture the feelings of social and general anxiety disorders. I didn’t like the vague answers, I wanted to know what happened to her to make her like that, what the big thing that ‘happened’ was…but she seems elusive and avoids the subject. That drove me a little crazy. yet at the same time the vagueness was so genius because it kept me so enthralled, I couldn’t put it down because I needed to find out what happened!…The mom was a bit too intense for my liking, but I also did understand the moms crazy part, because she did have a lot to deal with as well. which is obviously stressful for her too.
But then things take a turn and everything all of a sudden seems happy go lucky, which threw me off a bit because anxiety and depression honestly (in my experience) doesn’t just end one day and everything is all of a sudden fine and dandy. It just seemed too fake – yes I know it’s a book, and books are fake but still – that being said I really did enjoy this book and I would highly recommend it, it’s a nice refreshing quick read
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