Sunday, July 6, 2008
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!!!! (amazing book, seriously)
16-year-old Audrey Cuttler breaks up with her boyfriend Evan who is the lead singer in a local band called the Do-Gooders. She breaks up with him before a major show where an agent is coming to listen to their music to see if their music is any good. Evan is crushed and ends up writing a new song right before the show titled none other than "Audrey, Wait!". Now this obviously screws with Audrey. The song makes her sound like a horrible person who broke Evan's heart. And guess what, it's terrible catchy and everyone at the show loves it. Audrey just stands there totally frozen and speechless. She goes home that night telling herself that it's not a big deal and that after tonight it'll just be another one of the Do-Gooder's songs. Not such a huge deal. Little does Audrey know that on the same night of the concert the band is told that their songs are great and are immediately signed on for a record deal.
None of the boys return to school in September and no one really thinks it's that big of a deal. Until one day when Audrey is working at her definition of hell, The Scooper Dooper with the other main employee James who is totally obsessed with doing everything perfectly at work. While listening to the radio all of a sudden "Audrey, Wait!" starts playing and Audrey just freezes. It turns out the song is turning in to be a huge hit and suddenly Audrey is famous.
Audrey's whole life changes. People at school are looking at her differently and whispering about her. People are coming into her work having driven an hour or more just to have a picture taken with her. All of this attention is driving Audrey crazy. All she wants to do is hang out with her friend Veronica and go to all the amazing concerts that they can. She also wouldn't mind going out with James after she finally realizes that she likes him and that he likes her despite the way he acts around her.
Pretty soon Audrey's life is in total chaos. Reporters from newspapers and magazines from all over the world want to talk to Audrey and get her side of the story. But she really couldn't give a crap! Her best friend Veronica is sucking up all the publicity and trying to get Audrey to use everything to her advantage and it's starting to really annoy Audrey. Really, who's side is Veronica on anyway? James and Audrey can't even go out in public without being attacked by the paparazzi. Will this madness in Audrey's life ever end?
Ahh! This book was completely amazing! I couldn't put it down. I stayed up until 2 in the morning finishing it. It was just so good. I loved Robin's writing style and the way she had Audrey and Veronica talk. And Audrey's and James' relationship was just too adorable. I seriously loved everything about this book and I already know I'll read it many many more times. So I definitely suggest you go read this if you haven't already, especially if you love music. It's definitely a book for music lovers. =)