Saturday, June 27, 2009

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway


Title: Audrey, Wait!

Author: Robin Benway

Summary: As soon as Audrey dumps her musician boyfriend, Evan, he writes an angry break-up song, Audrey, Wait!, which goes straight to the top of the charts. Suddenly, Audrey is famous and has no idea how to react to all of the people who just won't leave her alone. When hanging out with her best friend is big production she will certainly have issues dealing with her new crush. But the media attention doesn't stop and articles are written about everything: her arm warmers, the Lolita's singer wanted her to be their muse, and what her MTV reunion with Evan.

Thoughts: I really loved the wittiness of Audrey and all of her friends. I even felt a little bad for Evan who was in the same boat. I really liked the direction the book went. It was also really interesting when Audrey met her favorite band (Lolitas) and the weren't all they were cracked up to be. However Audrey and even her friends sometimes made cringe worthy choices. It was natural for her to slip up in all of this, but she'd have to know that interview she gave would come off wrong. Also, this author put in the music references really well. It's clear that Audrey is a girl who loves music and not a bunch of song names slapped in to appeal to teenagers. This book was a really excellent, fun read!

Rating: 4/5

Cover: The cover is lovely. I like the girls pose and the font. I'd seen the old cover before and it didn't spark my interest at all. This one is totally great. My sister saw it and immediately wanted to read the book!

PS: Hope exams went well for every one!

12 comments:

  1. The cover does look cute, and this book is a little like the movie Euro Trip, you with the song about the girl?

    UH! Harry Potter commercial... gotta go

    Taschima Cullen,
    www.bloodybookaholic.blogspot.com

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  2. Nice review! This book had me rolling, it's one of my new favorite reads.

    Amber

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  3. This is on my list. I like the cover, too. Her pose is great, and her outfit is so cute.

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  4. Good to see you blogging again! And terrific review-- I really need to read this book!

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  5. Harry Potter commercial? Awesome!

    Amber: Its great

    Charley: Her outfit is cute, too bad they didnt give her the arm warmers ^_^

    Thanks Priya, I tend to go awol around exam time

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  6. I think it would have been really neat if they dressed the cover model in the outfit Audrey was wearing when she broke up with Evan. If my memory serves correct, I believe she was wearing a really creative top that was held together by safety pins, right?

    I'm glad you're blogging again!!

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  7. Good to know you liked this book! I bought it last week and I'm quite excited to get started on it. :)

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  8. That cover beats the US hardback and the UK cover. I love how well the author makes her characters such realistic teens.

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  9. yay! you're back! I liked the hardback cover better, but the novel is nice to read no matter the cover.

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  10. Glad to see you blogging again. I need to check this book out.

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  11. Yup! Thanks, Iryna!

    Mitchie: Happy reading!

    Lenore: I think it was the pink and orange that repelled me ^-^

    Thanks Bookworm!

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