by Sophie Kinsella
IRP Visual by Kayla Smith
In Sophie Kinsella's young adult novel, Finding Audrey, Audrey finds herself facing multiple obstacles due to her social anxiety and depression. Will she ever recover and return to her life prior to her illnesses?
Audrey is a teenaged girl living with social anxiety and depression caused by a horrific school incident that the author never actually addresses. Over the course of the novel, she finds new ways to battle her mental illnesses.
Audrey and her love interest/her brother's video game partner, LInus, end up passing notes to each other to make communication easier.
Linus, oddly enough, compares Audrey to rhubarb, which becomes his nickname for her.
In response to Linus' rhubarb comment, she compares his smile to an orange segment. These notes become an inside joke in their relationship as Audrey's recovery progresses due to her happiness.
After a massive depressive episode, Audrey decides to take a large amount of her medication to, quote, "ease the pain." This, clearly, ends terribly. Audrey wanders into a park, passes out, and goes missing.
After about a day, she is found - without her dark glasses - and states that she can see the world in a whole new way.
The story ends with Audrey restarting her medication regularly, and returning to her healing process.