Finding Audrey | Review

Title: Finding Audrey

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: Contemporary

FormatHardcover


Synopsis

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.


★ ★ ★ ★ .5

This was such a funny book! I don’t know what I expected of it, but I wasn’t positive I’d like it.

 

I knew from the first page it was my type of book – it starts with Audrey’s mum threatening to throw her brothers computer out of the window. I’m 100% serious here!

 

The writing style was easy to read and worked perfectly with Audrey’s anxiety.

 

I really liked the family dynamics in this story. It was so natural and showcased everyone’s personalities without having to switch to their point of view. Everyone was perfectly insane.

 

There is a little bit of a focus on anxiety – I felt like it was a pretty good description of an anxiety disorder, even though my personal anxiety can’t relate to it. Probably because my anxiety isn’t anywhere need a disorder.

 
Some people might find the romance to be a bit insta-lovey, but I personally liked it. It felt natural and was a good subplot.

 

 

Overall Thoughts

A relatable and funny contemporary! Totally worth reading!


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To GIF or not to GIF | Writing Chat

So GIFs. I’m assuming you know what they are – considering they are literally EVERYWHERE. Everyone seems to love them.

 

They’re especially popular when it comes to Goodreads, Twitter and Tumblr. And people in the blogging community seem to agree that they also work in blog posts.

 

I totally get using GIFs…when it comes to Goodreads, Twitter and Tumblr. But blogging? I don’t know.

I find when they are added to posts, I get a headache from the repeating images. And the faster\longer it is, the harder it is for me to concentrate on the post.

 

Now, I’m not saying that GIFs are BAD or anything, but there are both upsides and downsides to using them.

 

Personally, I just don’t

understand how someone can

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read posts like this.

 gross disgusted cringe eww horrified GIF

 

There is an upside to GIFs for most people! So I’ve got some pros and cons to help you decide whether or not you want GIFs on your website.

 

 

Pros:

They give your post expression! And it’s much easier to make people laugh through video than word (in my experience, anyway). Plus, you could meet like-minded people who know the person\movie\TV show that you’re referencing!

 

Cons:

It could turn people away. Add too many, and people may not even bother to read your post. Or, they could not even know the person\movie\TV show that your trying to reference, and it might just be confusing.

 

 

What are your opinions? To GIF, or not to GIF?


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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag | 2017 edition!

Hello everyone! Yes – I’m finally doing a tag. I know it’s been a while, but I figured it’s about half-way through the year, so this is an appropriate tag!

Also, if you’re new to my blog, this is the perfect way to introduce myself to you!

Enjoy 😊


1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

There are so many! Although I actually haven’t given a book 5\5 yet this year. 😔 But this is the first one that came to mind:

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, #3)

(The Remnant Chronicles #3)

It was an amazing end to a series, and I loved everything about it!

 

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

Pretty much any of The Raven Cycle books after the first one. All of them were so amazing, but the action really increased in the second, third and fourth books.

Image result for the raven cycle

 

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

I’ve heard some good things about Flame In The Mist, and I do own a copy. I’m hoping to get around to it…eventually. 😅

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)

 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

I’m definitely looking forward to Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo! I loved Six of Crows, so I have high hopes for this release!

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)

I’ve heard a few good things already, so I can barely wait!

 

5. Biggest disappointment.

For me, that would be One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. Mcmanus. I was really looking forward to this book, and for the most part it was good, but I had a problem with the drinking, as well as the ending.

One of Us Is Lying

 

6. Biggest surprise.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. First of all, when I first saw this book I thought it was a graphic novel. So I was disappointed. I wasn’t even going to read it. Then I picked it up as a little book to bring with me while I was travelling, and I finished it in one sitting.

We Are Okay

It’s just a beautiful story, and one that I didn’t think I was going to like it.

 

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)

A lot of different authors. Here’s a list!

Sarah J. Maas (I know, I know – don’t kill me please.)

J. M. Sullivan

Neal Shusterman

Becky Albertalli

 

8. Newest fictional crush.

All of the Aglionby boys, pretty much.

Image result for the raven boys characters

9. Newest favorite character.

Laura, from Wicked + Divine. I’m on vol. 4 right now, and I miss the old Laura. Persephone is growing on me, but I still want her back.

Related imageImage result for laura wicked and divine

 

10. Book that made you cry.

I don’t think I’ve read a book that has made me cry this year. Yet.

 

11. Book that made you happy.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli! This was such a cute book, and it made me so happy!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

 

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

I want to say Everything, Everything…but I actually haven’t seen any book-to-films yet this year. Does Phantom of the Oprah count? I really liked that movie!

 

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favorite video you have done so far in this year)

I did my first author interview\giveaway this year! So that has to be my favorite post! Hopefully I’ll do more in the future. I have a few authors lined up that I want to interview, but I want to build up followers first, so I can give them the attention they deserve.

Author Interview w\ J. M. Sullivan + Giveaway

 

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

The Raven Cycle series has some great covers in general, but this one is my favorite!

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

 

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Soooo many! Here are a few:

Geekerella

Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1)

Alex, Approximately

If I Was Your Girl

 

When Dimple Met RishiEvery Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I don’t have many friends right now…but here’s who I’m tagging?

Bookfandom1001

Puppa Pages

If you guys don’t want to do it, that’s fine!

 


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