While I think the reading level is suitable for around 11-12 and up, the language in the story makes me think it would be better suited for adolescents going into high school. The subject matter of mental illness is explained decently well. I also liked that it showed a wide variety of how people might react to Audrey's social anxiety disorder and depression. The author said herself, many children deal with anxiety, and this book is a great way for them to feel heard and understood. It also includes a lot of pop culture references. I read the whole book hoping to find out exactly what traumatic experience Audrey went through that caused her anxiety disorder to worsen so greatly, but it never actually stated what happened. I wish it hadn't hyped it up so much if it wasn't even going to say what it was, so that was a bit of a let down. Not to mention, sometimes the parent's dialogue was a little too silly to be natural, and Linus spoke in a way that was "too perfect" for a normal teenage boy. Overall, though, I think this is a book children would enjoy reading and be able to relate to a lot. The romance in the story is cute and innocent, and age-appropriate. Sometimes things get a bit cheesy, but ultimately, I would recommend it.
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