Thursday, November 11, 2010

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Book Summery:
When funny, charming, absolutely-normal Audrey Cuttler dumps her boyfriend Evan, he writes a song about her that becomes a number-one hit—and rockets Audrey to stardom!
Suddenly, tabloid paparazzi are on her tail and Audrey can barely hang with her friends at concerts or the movies without getting mobbed—let alone score a date with James, her adorable coworker at the Scooper Dooper. Her life will never be the same—at least, not until Audrey confronts Evan live on MTV and lets the world know exactly who she is!

Book Trailer (Fan Made):

Book Review:
After reading Benway's The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June (review here), I -knew- that I wanted to read more of her work. Enter Audrey, Wait!, Benway's first novel. You can tell that Benway put a lot of care and hard work into her first publication. At the beginning of each chapter is a quote from a song (from various bands) that foreshadows the rest of the chapter. Not only is this fun and original, it also goes to show that Benway has exceptional taste in music! :) The characters are creative, flawed, and delightful. I want to be friends with many of the characters in this book! :P Overall, Benway's writing was fluid and the story had a nice flow to it. Not too rushed, not too slow. Benway's writing style puts the reader right in the main character's (Audrey) shoes. You get a feel, first hand of the ups and downs of fame. The one drawback that I noticed was the use of the F-bomb repeatedly throughout the book. I'm not talking just here and there. I'm talking like multiple times throughout each chapter. While, I'm not one who usually critiques cursing (as I am an avid user of profanity myself), it just seemed like A LOT. Seriously, use another world once in a while! ;) Honestly, that was my only complaint of this book. Overall, I found Audrey, Wait! to be an original, fun-loving, honest story of a girl who finds herself in the public eye after breaking up with her boyfriend. I absolutely adored it and continue to look forward to more of Benway's work!

Favorite Quote:
" 'Why Jersey?' I interrupted. I couldn't help myself. 'I mean why didn't he go to New York and spend time frolicking in the city? That's what I would do if I were him.'
Victoria paused and I could tell she was trying not to smile. 'Did you just say 'frolic'?'
'Is it not a word?'
'Who the hell says frolic?'
I spun the lock on my locker and waited for it to stick like it always did on 33. 'I say frolic,' I told her. 'And more people should.'
'They should say frolic or actually frolic?'
'Both.' "(p47-48)

Cover Art Commentary:
I have to admit that I like the hardcover (featured directly above) copy cover art over the paperback (featured at the top of this post). It's more colorful and fun, which is more in sync with the theme of the book. I do like the girl on the cover of the paperback. It gives us a good idea of what Audrey might look like (fun, carefree, and original).

Overall Rating:


  1. I can over look the f-bomb. Looks pretty good

  2. Nice review! I've read this boók some years ago, and I remember thinking it was an okay read! ;)

  3. Great review! I've only heard a few reviews of this one, but I enjoy the sound of it! :)

  4. Awesome review and great quote :)

    I love your reviews.

  5. This sounds like such a cool book! It reminds me of the song "Emily Kane" by Art Brut - think I will have a look at it!