Thursday, April 28, 2011

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Release Date: April 10th, 2008
Publisher: Razor Bill
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320
Source: Barnes and Noble
Buy the Book: Amazon
Rating: 5/5

"It's the song everyone's singing.  And it's about her! But for Audrey, becoming famous overnight equals total, life-changing disaster."

After Audrey breaks up with her boyfriend Evan, lead singer of the Do-Gooders, she is surprised to hear them play a great song called Audrey, Wait! at their concert later that night.  Suddenly the song is worldwide with the Do-Gooders touring in Japan.  Girls start to show up at the ice-cream store Audrey works at asking for autographs.  Evan has written a song about their break-up launching Audrey into the land of celebrity.  Audrey's phone is ringing off the hook, her email gets thousands of hits a day, and the paparazzi is paying for photos of her.

Audrey just wants the fame to go away.  She is stuck doing her schoolwork in the office everyday. The principal thinks she causes too much of a distraction in class. But Audrey's best friend, Victoria, wants to take advantage of this new found fame.  She wants Audrey to use her fame to obtain free tickets to concerts, make-up and a car.

On top of the fame, Audrey is developing a love interest in her co-worker James.  Victoria says they would be perfect, but Jame's shyness makes Audrey unsure.  Also if they started going out the tabloids would explode.  It doesn't help that Victoria and Jonah, Audrey's best friends, are the perfect couple.

Many of the books about fame are told from the point of view of the lead singer of actor.  This story is told by a normal person who just happened to date a singer.  It's a completely different take on the fame that surrounds everyone.  Audrey was thrown into a new crazy world and is just trying to stay herself.

At the start of every chapter there is a lyric to a song.  I wanted to look up all of these songs.  I wanted to be able to sing along with Audrey when she was blasting music in her bedroom.  And now that I have finished this book, I just want to dance around my room with the music so loud I can't hear my own voice

I absolutely loved this debut by Robin Benway and I'm really looking forward to reading more books by her.

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