Sunday, November 7, 2010

Book Review: Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway

Audrey, Wait!Audrey Wait by Robin Benway
Publisher: Razorbill
Publish Date: April 10, 2008
Hardcover, 320 pages
Young Adult

My Review:
Why I read this: I've heard about this one on several blogs and got it from my local library.  I thought it would be a perfect read-a-thon book and I was right.

How is the novel driven: Character and plot, it's a lot about the events in Audrey's life, but it's also how she grows and changes.

My thoughts: In this day and age of the internet and paparazzi, Audrey, Wait is really not a far-fetched story.  It is an entertaining story.  Poor Audrey's life is turned upside down just because she breaks up with her boyfriend and he writes a song.  At first this is great - I mean what teenage girl wouldn't love being invited to the best parties, partying with rock stars and hooking up with rock stars.  But then she learns about the other side, where everything you do ends up on the internet and everyone is talking about you.

I loved Audrey, Wait!, it's a fun book and a great way to look at the teenage life in extreme and not-so-extreme circumstances.  I like how Audrey grows and changes and I also like how her parents are involved in her life.  It's just one of those feel good books by the end, but not in a cheesy way - it's completely entertaining, it has lessons and there is a lot of fun.  I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said.

The book reads fast, the characters are interesting and the situations are fun.  Ms. Benway has a great way about her writing and I look forward to reading more books by her.

My Rating: 4.5/5.0

About the Book:

California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, “Audrey, Wait!,” a break-up song that’s so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous!

Now rabid fans are invading her school. People is running articles about her arm-warmers. The lead singer of the Lolitas wants her as his muse. (And the Internet is documenting her every move!)

Audrey can’t hang out with her best friend or get with her new crush without being mobbed by fans and paparazzi.

Take a wild ride with Audrey as she makes headlines, has outrageous amounts of fun, confronts her ex on MTV, and gets the chance to show the world who she really is.

About the Author:
Robin Benway grew up in Orange County, California and attended college at both NYU & UCLA. At NYU, she won the Seth Barkas Prize for Best Fiction by an Undergraduate. She has worked at Ballantine, Knopf, Borders, and Book Soup in West Hollywood.

Robin currently lives in Santa Monica. To the best of her knowledge, no one has written a song about her. Yet.

FTC Information: I received this book from my local library for my reading enjoyment.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.


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