AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway

AUDREY, WAIT!

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

This fluffy-but-fun debut novel grabs the latest slot in the growing canon of the you-don’t-really-want-to-be-famous subcategory of chick-lit. Benway follows 16-year-old Audrey as she suffers the pangs of her breakup with Evan, her talented musician boyfriend. Evan writes a song about her that becomes a smash hit, resulting in instant, unwelcome fame for Audrey. Audrey struggles to continue her normal life with her family, school and quirky BFF Victoria while the paparazzi hound her, reporters slant their coverage of her and adoring fans mob her. Individual characterizations slop together a bit as everyone speaks with similar snappy patter, including her new, initially dorky boyfriend, James. This profusion of teen wit, however, both quells the mayhem of Audrey’s life and holds the story together. Readers won’t find much substance here but they will find entertainment, well pitched to the target audience of mid-teen girls. A pleasant little romp. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-59514-191-0
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2008




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