Saturday, June 18, 2011

Book Review: Audrey, Wait! By Robin Benway

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Publisher: Razor Bill (Penguin)
Source: Bought
Rating: 5 stars

Have you ever wondered who the real Delilah is from "Hey There, Delilah" by the Plain White T's? Or what about Stephen from "Hey Stephen" by Taylor Swift? Or Stacy from "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne? Maybe you haven't, but Robin Benway must have.

Her novel starts off with Audrey's biggest problems being that she a.) works at an ice cream shoppe called The Scooper Dooper and b.) wants to break up with her longtime boy friend, Evan. While there isn't much she can do about a.), she ends things with Evan- right before the biggest gig of his band's (nonexistent) career. He, in turn, writes an angsty song entitled (you guessed it), Audrey, Wait! which blows up, reaching number one on the charts. And thus, Audrey's life is changed forever.

Not to mention, she still has to work at a place called The Scooper Dooper.

While still juggling homework, cute boys, and mean girls, Audrey also has to handle her sudden rise to fame. Thankfully, she has her spunky, slightly abrasive best friend Victoria by her side. By the end of the book, you'll want Victoria as your best friend, too. That's what makes Benway's debut novel so fantastic- the characters are real and fresh, as are the situations they deal with. The plot doesn't just consist of 300 pages of frivolous drama, but rather, has a heart.

This novel is perfect for anyone who has gone to way too many concerts, had a song written about them, or is just looking for a read that is laugh-out-loud funny.

Other Books By This Author: The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June

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