OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw

OH YEAH, AUDREY!

Age Range: 12 - 15
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany’s fans.

Sixteen-year-old Gemma Beasley is no Holly Golightly. But for one weekend, she is determined to approximate the famous character’s glamorous life by inviting followers of her Oh Yeah, Audrey! blog to join her for a midnight screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York City. For two days, Gemma hopes to forget about life in the cramped Philly apartment she shares with her lonely father after her mother’s recent death. Gemma is thrilled to meet her online friends Bryan and Trina in front of Tiffany’s jewelry store, but their detailed agenda is soon derailed when another Oh Yeah, Audrey! fan tells them about an auction of Audrey Hepburn’s clothes and memorabilia. At the auction, Gemma connects with a wealthy boy named Dusty who is also a follower of her blog, and he ends up purchasing her one of Audrey’s iconic dresses. But after ditching her friends for Dusty, Gemma is left asking herself some hard questions about integrity, including, is this what Audrey would do? Gemma is correct in informing readers that if they have watched the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “the rest of this story will make a lot more sense,” but it’s not a necessity.

Any teen who’s ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4197-1223-4
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Amulet/Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2014




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