Image result for finding audreyAnxiety disorder. Something everyone fears. And Audrey has it, and she’s afraid. To conquer her fears, she wears dark glasses. With her doctor, Sarah, she is making some slow progress. Her doctor tells her to make a video documenting her life, family, recovery, which helps her interact with others and herself. Then, she meets a boy named Linus, and she finds out that she can conquer her fears by talking about them with Linus. But she still finds it hard to talk to people she doesn’t know. One day, when she tries going to Starbucks, she has an epic meltdown and feels like she can’t take it anymore. Audrey could get panic attacks from just seeing one person out of her trusted circle.

This book deals with some serious topics relating to mental health, and I felt it handled those elements very well and managed to stay fun and emotional. The characters are very interesting. All of Audrey’s family members are very encouraging to Audrey, from overly eager little Felix to Audrey’s annoying Mom. In Eliza and Her Monsters, a book really similar to Finding Audrey, Eliza preferred to stay away from her family. She thought of them as an annoyance. But in Finding Audrey, Audrey desperately tried to interact with others.

When Audrey refused to talk to the Starbucks worker, it reminded me of when my little brother and I used to be super scared of strangers, and my parents would do all the talking if we wanted something.

I found this book extremely funny because of all the times Audrey’s mother had threatened to throw Audrey’s brother’s computer out the window, and that one time when she couldn’t take it anymore and threw it out.

I felt that the author should’ve written a bit more because it would’ve been fun to know what happens to Audrey when she goes to school.

I recommend this book to anyone who just wants a good book to read for the summer, and I rate it a 4.5 out of 5!