Sunday, July 06, 2008

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Audrey, Wait! is the story of a normal girl that breaks up with her boyfriend who just happens to be in a band. Next thing she knows he's written a song about her, it ends up on the radio and catches like wildfire all over the country and world! Audrey becomes an unwilling celebrity and this is her journey.

I had heard tons of good things about this book and it did not disappoint. This book was hilarious but with a strong heart. I'm in love with this style of writing, hilarious and full of popular culture references and asides. It reminds me a bit of the style of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist which I also adored. Audrey's cat, Bendomolena cracked me up every time she was mentioned. I want to be friends with Audrey, James, Victoria, and Jonah. I only wish I was as cool as them when I was in high school.

Each chapter is headed with a song quote. Which makes a great soundtrack for reading this book! A good portion of the musicians I recognized but I didn't begin to appreciate this type of music until I started college. But thank goodness I did!

This is the most beautiful cover I have seen in a long time. I actually looked up the design firm, Rodrigo Corral Design. He has done tons and tons of book covers and jackets including James Frey's A Million Little Pieces. All I want to know is Sir, how can I get your job!

Thanks to author Elizabeth Scott! I won this book in her last book wish contest!

4/5 Stars


  1. This sounds like a great book, I've never heard of it! I'll have to add it to my TBR pile!

  2. Anonymous8:24 PM

    Oh yes! I have too, but I forgot to write it down. You know what happens when I don't write it down? (lol)

    Writing it!

  3. Yes! You guys, I definitely consider this a high quality piece of young adult literature. I think that if i were in high school this would have been my favorite book! I just love it as is too. It's hilarious! J. Kaye, I know I usually write things down. Lately if I really like it i'll just add it to my amazon wishlist and if not figure I'll encounter it sometime again. I shouldn't be buying any more books. I have no where to put them!

  4. You're doing well in the contests :)

  5. Lenore- Yes I am! I won this one awhile back! And then last week, the one that you actually won from Melissa Walker and on Book Vault someone didn't claim The Elite so I was runner up!

    I'm trying to think of something fun to do for a contest myself. I was thinking of giving away Twilight but a lot of other people have been giving her books away recently. I want to do something semi-unique!


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