Book View: Audrey, Wait!

Book View: Audrey, Wait!Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Published by Razorbill on April 10th 2008
Pages: 320
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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.

Short and Sweet:

After reading Also Known As a short time ago, I have been dying to get into some of herRobin Benway's other books. One that has been on my TBR pile for a long time was Audrey, Wait! Now, I love music, but for some reason, books and music together rarely works for me. So, I was a little hesitant upon starting Audrey, Wait!

For the most part, I got what I was looking for with this read. A quick, no frills, fun read with a little romance and few life lessons mixed in. If was all that Audrey, Wait! had had to offer, then I would have been happy. But unfortunately, Audrey, Wait! had a small surprise, a quirk that shifted the book into one that was barely readable. Repetition. For some strange reason, mostly in the beginning, it seemed like every event, and even certain conversations kept getting revisited over and over again. I swear if half of the repetition had been taken out, this read would have been a third of the thickness it was. While repetition can be useful, in Audrey, Wait!, I had a hard time seeing the point. Plus, it added tons of weight to a book that didn't need it to begin with.

 

Final Verdict:

After loving Also Known As, I was sure that Audrey, Wait! would hit it out of the park for me. But unneeded repetition and a main character that I didn't completely see eye to eye with turned Audrey, Wait! into a read that I barely got through.

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2 responses to “Book View: Audrey, Wait!

  1. I remember disliking this book because of all the swearing. I didn't get far enough to encounter the repetition but I think that would have only added to my annoyances.

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