Audrey is battling with anxiety disorder and she is kind, hopeful and sweet. She doesn’t like to make eye contact with anyone, even her own family.
This book documents the recovery process of a teenage girl bullied enough to develop mental health problems, it’s more about family and how they grow out of the hardships. That recovery not being only for Audrey but for her family as well. We all have set backs – It’s about getting back up again and being brave to take the next step.
I loved how this novel was also centred around family; parents and siblings and the bonds and fights they all share. I found the romance between Audrey and Linus cute and sweet.
A great positive journey and excellent story. It is suitable for all ages to read it.The author has portrayed the story beautifully. A cool dad who always believes his wife is right, a mother who is angry with his son who is addicted to online games, pearls of wisdom from Dr Sarah and Linus which helps Audrey feel better. They take baby steps for recovery in step by step procedure- taking Videos of her family, starbucks theory and writing in chits of paper to make her to communicate rather than eye-contact.
Author’s sense of humor keeps us light hearted and entertained.
Beautiful Quote in the Book:
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.