Book Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction, Chic Lit

Rating: 4 star

 

Finding Audrey is a novel written by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shopaholic Series, no other than Sophie Kinsella. This Novel focuses on Audrey, a teenage girl who suffers in an anxiety disorder which affects her daily life. This novel is a blend of comedy, romance and heartwarming moments that will make you inspire and entertain.

I actually got curious about this book because of its Title and cover. Who’s Audrey and what happened to her?, these were the thoughts I have before I read this book. I actually liked the whole book and it is a fell-good novel for me. This novel is all about an anxiety disorder of a teenage girl and how she overcomes all her fear in order to cure it. I find myself laughing and rolling my eyes on some parts because it felt so real and it’s like I encountered some of them that’s why I really liked it.What more good about this novel is that it focuses on the relationship and the significance of  family in life. This is highly recommended for those teen readers who wanted a very entertaining novel yet will make you dream and hope as you see Audrey’s life on how she lost herself and made it comeback again because of love. A truly inspiring novel that one must read.

Detailed Review:

  • Does the Title intrigue me or interests me

I started to read this book without reading the synopsis of it so I really have no idea what was all about.I actually thought Finding Audrey was like Paper Towns or  Looking For Alaska but I was wrong. It was different and Sophie Kinsella is so clever to titled it like that. I like the whole mysterious effect of it.

  • Did I agree on some point of views on it?

Yeah. I do agree a lot on the views of it. I actually experienced some of them and it felt so good to see positive and negative looks about Audrey’s experiences. The advices were good too and I find it really helpful.

  • Author’s style used in the book.

The style used was so creative! It felt like an all-in-one book, a therapeutic, a comedy, a love story and it was really entertaining.

  • If the language or style used is convincing to define the character.

Yes. She delivers it great for every character. Audrey, her mom, dad, brother and Linus have convincing characters. I really do like their mother because she was really funny and really entertaining. (Sorry, I’ve been using the word entertaining so much.)

  • If the characters were represented as what the story suggest.

Yes it do. They are all represented as what they should be.

  • If the ideas and concepts are clear.

The anxiety disorder, the game and other concepts were clearly stated.

  • Physical appearance of the book. (Cover, binding, layout format etc.)

I liked it! Simplicity is so great!

  • If it successful in its goal or purpose of the story. (If it made me cry, laugh, inspired or the emotion that one should feel on the book

Yes, it was successful in this part. I guess because it was a teen-novel, it was light and very heartwarming one that it made me dream, hope and made me inspired about the things that one might encountered. I learned a lot of things while reading this book and it also made me realized some things that I actually did past then and I might encounter.

  • Favorite part of the story.

Audrey’s moment with Linus when the were at Starbucks and they give names which was hard to spell. I really love that part.

  • What I don’t like from the story.

None. I liked every part of it!

  • Favorite Quote in the book.

“I think what I’ve realized is, life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn’t matter if you slip down. As long as you’re kind of heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upwards.”
Sophie Kinsella, Finding Audrey

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Book Review: Slammed Series By Colleen Hoover

 

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Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

 

Slammed Series is written by Colleen Hoover and it has actually a trilogy series that tells the story of Layken and Will. Layken is an 18 year old who was forced to transfer away from her homeland with her mother and younger brother after their father died. On the other side, Will Cooper is a 21 year old new neighbor with a passion on slam poetry. They met and had an emotional connection but after an unexpected revelation, Layken and Will goes to an up-hill battle with the circumstances that keeping them away from each other.

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Title: Slammed

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

The first book of the series where Layken and Will relationship starts.  It contains the unexpected revelation and their own moments.  There is something about this book that gives a good feeling. Aside from being a mostly contemporary genre which seems to be just kind of happening in real life, it give a luke-warm feeling because this book tackles love, family and poetry.

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Title: Point of Retreat

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

The second book of the series. This book is more emotional compared to the first one because it is more of a mixture of pain and love. It’s quite a little depressing but sometimes it felt so good to have a different scene and emotion on the story. It is in point of view of Will Cooper so there’s a little shift on the story.

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Title: This Girl

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Rating: 3 and half

The last book of the series. It is on the point of view of Will Cooper which made it different from the first books of the series since they are on point of view of Layken. The book is more of reminiscing and having the view of Cooper from the scenes that he and Layken has back then.

 

Detailed Review

  • Does the Title intrigue me or interests me

Kind of. Colleen Hoover has this way of giving titles to his novels, it is interesting. One word titles are more catchy and interesting.

 

  • Did I agree on some point of views on it?

Yes, especially on the second and third book of it. The decisions of following Lake’s mother is what I mostly agree on. There are also circumstances in this book that tackles the life of being a teenager which is quite helpful and informative.

 

  • Author’s style used in the book.

Using Lake’s POV for this first book and Will’s POV on the second book gave answers to all the thoughts and questions that’s has been bugging me. The third book is much more of reminiscing but the series are great with the use of Poetry that made it more interesting and romantic.

 

  • If the language or style used is convincing to define the character.

I guess so since it was clear that Lake speaks with accent on which she came from. This detail gave a definite character for her.

 

  • If the characters were represented as what the story suggest.

Yes, they are. Will has a strong personality but there’s also hesitation that you could feel on the words as he speaks and the poetry he slammed on the whole story. On the other side, Lake has a different personality and kind of a weak heroine.

  • If the ideas and concepts are clear.

Yes, this is a normal love story novel that has ideas that was really clear that made it transparent and predictable.

 

  • Physical appearance of the book. (Cover, binding, layout format etc.)

For the first edition, it just fine. Just in the middle.

 

  • If it successful in its goal or purpose of the story. (If it made me cry, laugh, inspired or the emotion that one should feel on the book

Yes, it made me feel love, happiness, sadness and pain. There are a lot of scenes that were too touching and overwhelming like on the relationship of Will with Clauder. I also love the heartwarming scenes of Lake and her mother.

 

  • Favorite part of the story.

I always like the sweet and suck time!

 

  • What I like from the story.

Will! I love his personality from being a loving brother. I also like the friendship that’s been going on with their friends. I like some little details they have like Julia’s jar and other more that gave a twitch from the familiar story it has. Of course, I also like the use of Poetry and Slamming!

 

  • What I don’t like from the story.

Maybe it is Lake that I didn’t like. I don’t like much her personality. Sometimes she has a weak personality and kind of moody. I don’t like the way she acts sometimes and her reaction to the circumstances they are in. I also don’t like the instalove that takes place between Lake and Will and additional to that on what I had said is that sometimes the story is too predictable.

 

  • Favorite Quote in the book.

“Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Slammed Series is another novel written by Colleen Hoover. She has written a lot of other more novels and I had read all of it already. (It Ends With Us Review will be posted soon.) Truthfully this novel  kind of bores me a little from its story line and other circumstances that they had been. Its just to plain for me I am not that too fond of Lake of all the characters Colleen Hoover have.  I had read all the three book so I think this book is still a good book to read because you could learn something from it. I promise that! yell sig