Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Audrey, Wait!
by Robin Benway
Published by Penguin
on 2009-04-02
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 320


 When funny, charming, absolutely-normal Audrey Cuttler dumps her boyfriend Evan, he writes a song about her that becomes a number-one hitaand rockets Audrey to stardom!

Suddenly, tabloid paparazzi are on her tail and Audrey can barely hang with her friends at concerts or the movies without getting mobbedalet alone score a date with James, her adorable coworker at the Scooper Dooper. Her life will never be the sameaat least, not until Audrey confronts Evan live on MTV and lets the world know exactly who she is!

This review was originally written for my library’s blog, you can check out it’s original posting here!

When Audrey Cuttler dumps her boyfriend Evan, self-involved jerk and lead singer of a band called The Do-Gooders, she never expected him to write a song about their breakup. And she definitely never expected it to get popular. Now, Audrey can’t do anything without hearing “Audrey, Wait!” or seeing mobs of paparazzi and fans. Audrey, Wait shows us Audrey’s story, and who the girl behind the song really is.

Before reading this book, I heard a lot of great things about it and I am happy to report that I am officially joining the ranks of people who will want you to read Audrey, Wait!. Now, before you see the pink cover and run away screaming “what is this cheesy rom-com and why does this Shelly person want me to read it?!?”, let me just say that the cover does not the book justice. Yes, there is a romance in the book but let’s face it, most YA books do have a romance in them (side-note: the romance in this book was very cute). More than anything, Audrey, Wait! is a novel about a girl trying to pick up the pieces of her life after a seemingly normal break up went wrong.

Now before you think Audrey is your typical character, she definitely is not. She’s independent, not insecure and definitely sure about who she is and what she wants. But that doesn’t mean that what she wants will always work out for her. Between juggling her long friendship, trying to start a new romance and avoiding the paparazzi, Audrey has her work cut out for her. I loved reading about Audrey’s side of the story and especially how it went down through her eyes. I also really enjoyed reading about her friendship with Victoria and how that all comes into play when Audrey’s life suddenly becomes very public.

Overall, Audrey Wait! is a great novel about coping in the strangest of situations and it really demonstrates how important friends and family are, especially in times of crisis. I highly recommend Audrey,Wait! to contemporary lovers wanting to read something unique.

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