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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552573665
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.00

Finding Audrey




Humour, heart and heartache from the global bestselling author of the Shopaholic series. 'I loved it . . . It's just so good' - Zoe Sugg aka Zoella

From the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a story of humour, heart and heartache. Finding Audrey is Sophie Kinsella’s first novel for teens, sure to appeal to her legions of adult and young adult fans all over the world.

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 . . .

  • Pub date: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552573665
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.00

About the Author

Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer. She is the author of many number one bestsellers, including the hugely popular Shopaholic series. She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham and several books for children. She lives in the UK with her husband and family.

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Praise for Finding Audrey

“Smart and touching tale about scared teen Audrey and her friendship with a boy called Linus. A sweet and enjoyable read. ****”

Heat

“Emotional, captivating and ultimately uplifting - buy this for the teens in your life, as well as yourself”

Daily Mail

“Even with such an emotionally challenging subject [Sophie Kinsella] still manages to infuse her unique brand of humour”

Sun

“Warm, funny and surprising”

Fabulous

“Kinsella’s knack for humor and sensitivity shine in a story that should easily expand her already substantial fan base.”

Publisher's Weekly

“An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing”

Kirkus

“With her trademark wit and sass, Kinsella sensitively broaches the complexities of young adult mental health.”

Booklist

“[Sophie Kinsella's] compassionate, insightful take on what it's like to live with anxiety is an eye-opener, but her trademark lightness of touch and gentle humour make it hugely entertaining too”

The Lady

“I utterly fell in love with Audrey and her entire family; such a wonderfully warm, funny heartwrenching and wise read”

Jenny Colgan, bestselling author

“A fresh voice in YA with buckets of charm, heart and warmth. Readers will fall in love with the Turners and develop a soft spot for Audrey. Sophie Kinsella's signature flair is sublime and her trademark British humour was genuinely charming.”

I Heart Chick Lit

“This is an amazing book and I can't recommend it enough. It's fun, it's quick, it's cute, but it also focuses on deeper topics with maturity and responsibility. I can only hope Kinsella writes more for the YA genre.”

The Mile Long Book Shelf Blog

“Kinsella has a lightness of touch that means her stories are never in danger of feeling self-righteous or overly-worthy . . . Finding Audrey is a lovely story. There's a little bit of heartache but also a lot of humour. It deals with mental illness very sensitively,”

Jill Murphy, The Bookbag

“Kinsella has a lightness of touch that means her stories are never in danger of feeling self-righteous or overly-worthy . . . Finding Audrey is a lovely story. There's a little bit of heartache but also a lot of humour. It deals with mental illness very sensitively,”

Jill Murphy, The Bookbag

“Finding Audrey is engaging from the start”

Luna's Little Library

“Seriously amazing, and amazingly serious, Finding Audrey stands out amongst other books in the YA genre for being realistic, which is my highest praise. I hope Kinsella continues to write for young adults, because we sure do need more books like this on the shelves!”

Heart Full of Books Blog (US)

“A terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain”

Children's Books Council (US)

“A very enjoyable, uplifting read, with the perfect combination of friendship, anguish, romance and humour; in addition to the determined attitude Audrey takes when facing her illness. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a book that will make you laugh (and possibly cry), and leaves you triumphant at its finish.”

Our Daily Read Blog (US)

“This is a great book which tackles a difficult subject in a light-hearted,positive and sensitive way. I think this could be a book that all teens should read to give them a better understanding of people who live with mental illness.”

The Narrative Causality Blog (US)

“Kinsella has achieved a great balance in Finding Audrey. Her trademark humour is brilliantly interspersed throughout the pages whilst maintaining respect for the main topic - this is principally due to the fact that it is Audrey's family who are the wonderful source of humour. Finding Audrey is a candid yet warm look at hectic family life through the eyes of a teenager dealing with a mental illness. Kinsella pitches it just right.”

My Book Corner Blog (Australia)

“Never underestimate Kinsella . . . There are echoes of classic Judy Blume here and it’s all just lovely.”

The Debrief


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