Sunday, April 20, 2014

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway Review

"California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, “Audrey, Wait!” a break-up song that’s so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous!

Now rabid fans are invading her school. People is running articles about her arm-warmers. The lead singer of the Lolitas wants her as his muse. (And the Internet is documenting her every move!) Audrey can't hang out with her best friend or get with her new crush without being mobbed by fans and paparazzi.

Take a wild ride with Audrey as she makes headlines, has outrageous amounts of fun, confronts her ex on MTV, and gets the chance to show the world who she really is."

Audrey, Wait! is a clever book about getting over your ex-boyfriend. No joke, it's a clever way. Sure, you can think about all the things you want to say to him even though his phone is disconnected, but let's admit it, it's no use. The best way to move on is to get a new crush or a new boyfriend. It's better if they are the one and the same. 

But we all have to admit that it is hard to get over your ex-boyfriend when he sang a song about your breakup with him. Hello, Future Mr. Taylor Swift. So, now you have to avoid the paparazzi and a whole bunch of crazy artist, who thinks that you could be their next muse. Yep, it's pretty insane. I have to wonder briefly if this is what Taylor Swift's victims have to put up with. Perhaps. I guess there's a chance it would be like that for Swift's ex-boyfriends. 

Well, that's what Audrey has to put up with. It's a good thing she is not the ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift. We will all know how crazy people will be when it comes to Taylor Swift.

Anyway, I think Audrey, Wait! is an amazing book. The writing could improve, but I thought it was overall well-written. However, Also Known As is an even better book written by Robin Benway. I guess she did a bit more editing on AKA. The compelling tone isn't as strong as AKA. Writing only improves with age unless you have Jason Bourne syndrome. Actually, no. He's still pretty good even at that time. After amnesia, I mean. 

Best moment: MTV interview. That moment shows how much Audrey grown as a character. Suddenly, she no longer hated her ex-boyfriend. She accepted who he was and moved on. Time to be fully invested in her relationship with "Keep scooping" guy. 

Audrey is sort of a whiny girl. She's not that spoiled, but she might as well be. She complained way too much about her ex-boyfriend. Shall I mention that it's a boyfriend she didn't even like? Yep, this girl certainly has issues. But her character development is still amazing. It's huge, compared to the rest of the characters. Audrey, however, is sort of dumb and smart at all the chosen moments. It was clear to me who was friend and who was not. For example, I noticed how wrong her best friend is. She was practically using Audrey to get cars, lotion, and a bunch of other free stuff. Even worse is Audrey's enemy. The only one who seems to have truth in his or her body is Audrey's new boyfriend. 

Did I mention writing is sort of dry in the beginning? It was hard to get into this book from the start. That's all about Audrey, Wait! Thank you so much and have a nice day.

Rating: Three out of Five

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