Review: Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

February 9, 2013

Audrey, Wait!Title: Audrey, Wait!
Author: Robin Benway
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 10, 2008
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Rating: 3 of 5
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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.
Audrey breaks up with her boyfriend. No big, right?

Wrong.

Thing is, her boyfriend, Evan, is in a rock band. And they have a gig in a few hours. Where Even sings a song about their breakup.

Yep. (I know what you're thinking)

Audrey, Wait! (that's the name of the song) shoots up to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 List in a matter of months. Suddenly, the song's everywhere.

Maybe you danced to it at prom or sang it in your car on a Friday night when you were driving and feeling like you must be inhuman to be this happy, the windows down and nothing but air around you. Your mum has probably hummed it while cleaning the dryer's lint trap, and your grandpa has most likely whistled a couple bars.

As the song makes it's way to the top, Audrey's life changes overnight. The press is calling off the hook, the paparazzi is hounding her, her social life has gone for a toss, and her best friend is turning into a freebie hound.

Audrey copes with the life-altering changes with the steady companionship of her best friend Victoria and James, her fellow employee at the Scooper Dooper. And with the newly blossoming relationship between her and James, there is no lack of interesting things.

The characters in Audrey, Wait! are so distinct and unique that they almost jump right out of the pages. They manage to keep you in splits from laughing right from page 1. At times, I found myself being jealous of Audrey for having such a perfect best friend, who knows exactly what to do when. And James is kind of adorable with his geeky cuteness.

Audrey is a fun, hilarious girl who loves to play her music REALLY loud. Like you-cant-hear-your-parents-knocking-and-the-neighbours-are-putting-up-a-FOR-SALE-sign-on-their-house-and-moving-to-another-block-beacause-they-cant-handle-the-constant-noise-anymore loud. She also has a huge cat named Bendomolena (the name would fit a grumpy old from the last century).

Audrey, Wait! is a Taylor-Swift-like, rolling-on-the-floor-laughing kind of book that doesn't disappoint. It's a fun read, perfect for a sunny day or when you need a laugh.

Bonus: The cover rocks!