Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

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. (chapters.ca)

This book was FUN, plain and simple. I had a blast reading it! While the plot itself was highly unlikely, I didn't disbelieve the story for a second. Benway's writing made everything extremely believable, and I had such a great time following Audrey on her crazy adventures.

Audrey was a wonderful, loveable character. She was so funny, sarcastic, and smart. One of those characters who is just so full of life that her energy bursts from the pages.

I thought the presence of her BFF, Victoria, was an important one. Their friendship was very true to life and reminded me of my own best friend (I miss you Kandi!). I really enjoy it when a novel focuses not only on romantic relationships, but on those important and long lasting female friendships as well.

I also have to point out how awesome the use of actual songs as chapter titles was. Instant soundtrack! The musical aspect of the novel was phenomenal. It made me want to get dressed up and go to a rock concert, or at the very least turn up the volume on my stereo.

Audrey, Wait! is a great choice for anyone looking for a page turner that will entertain and keep you smiling until the last page.


  1. Great review! I think I might have seen this book at Barnes and Noble today. It looks familiar.


  2. I really want to read this - it sounds so cool!