Sunday, December 21, 2008

Audrey, Wait!

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway, is a book that came out a little while ago, but I couldn't force myself to buy it because it was a hardcover. I finally got it this fall and I finished reading it ages ago, but I lent the book out and still have yet to get it back (so, therefore have been unable to do the summary) and then I decided that I should review it anyway. Before I start though, my heart goes out to any people who still have power out from the ice storm (or who just got it back), and hope that you are staying warm (or stayed warm).

Audrey, a pretty typical music loving teen, breaks up with her self-involved boyfriend Evan, who happens to be the lead singer of a band called the Do-Gooders. Upset about the breakup, Evan writes a song called Audrey, Wait! which becomes a hit and skyrockets up the billboard charts, and now everyone wants to know the girl who inspired this hit song. And all Audrey wants is to be able to hang out with her friends and maybe get some peace and quiet with her new crush, which of course is impossible when you are getting mobbed by paparazzi. So follow Audrey as she navigates this fame, and enjoy the book.
So, I gave this book to my friends to read after I read it and loved it. And I got reports back that it was a bit slow moving in the beginning. I hadn't even really noticed, but they were somewhat right. But the beginning is just to getting to know the background, and soon the book picks up and personally, I had trouble putting it down. So I say read it, and just know that the beginning is slow, but the rest is not.