Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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.
Audrey Cuttler was a perfectly outrageous heroine for a story like this one. She's a crazy fun personality that you just have to love. Audrey, Wait! starts out with her break-up with Evan, and throughout the novel you see her transform from a regular teenager who has a best-friend and loves listening to music loud to a popular just-trying-to-have-a-private-life teenager who wishes she were normal again. It's an awesome ride that you can't miss.
Robin Benway is a great new voice in YA fiction that you will have to keep an eye on. Her writing is young and fresh, everything you want and expect in a YA book. Robin's characters are so quirky and fun that, in my opinion are the best part of her novel. I loved the setting of L.A..
I would recommend this hilarious novel to anyone. It's a nice summer read. I can't wait to find out what Robin Benway will come up next.