Finding Audrey


Recovery, relapse, recovery, relapse, that’s the cycle in this book. Audrey has Social Anxiety Disorder because of an incident that happened in her previous school. Of all the mental health books I’ve reviewed thus far, this by is the most relatable one. Everyone has gone through some sort of bullying in school, I’m sure of that. Some are stronger than others and some get really affected by it. Audrey was deeply affected. She became a prisoner in her own home.

This book just shows us to stop with the damn bullying. I cannot emphasize enough how much damage bullying can do to someone. The struggle and frustration Audrey goes through to get better only for her to fall right back into the dark pit is like how most of us want to succeed but something always pulls us back. Of course, like most books, there is romance in this book as well. It’s not too heavy on the romance. I like the fact that Audrey got better mostly on her own, yeah she got help from her boyfriend but again, for the most part, it was her own effort. “The trouble is, depression doesn’t come with handy symptoms like spots and a temperature, so you don’t realize it at first.

You keep saying ‘I’m fine’ to people when you’re not fine. You think you should be fine. You keep saying to yourself: ‘Why aren’t I fine?” This book covers the main concern us humans have, is it okay to not be okay? Yes, it is completely fine. Read this book and you’ll understand why. “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.” The road ahead of you is infinite with countless of obstacles and you’ll make it. This book kind of motivated me for some reason, I hope to anyone reading this review, that you’ll give this book a go and hopefully it’ll motivate you too.

Written by Hafelah


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