Monday, July 25, 2011

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway Review

Audrey, Wait!
By Robin Benway

April 10, 2008
Razorbill, 320 pages

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.

— description

The topic is brilliant – a girl breaks up with her boyfriend, and he writes a hit song all about it. Suddenly, all of MTV’s cameras are on her.

Okay, so yeah, sounds unrealistic. But remember when “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s was just EVERYWHERE? Delilah was semi-famous then -- all my friends were all, “Delilah was on my soccer team from elementary school.” She had to come on MTV at one point to say “I have a boyfriend and I never even liked that guy!"

Same deal here. So it could happen. Anyway, I feel like everyone I know told me to read this book, always with the sidenote: “This book is SO YOU.” What does that mean?

Well, turns out it means: Love interests. Absurdity. Conversations over IM. Predictability, sure, but hilarity along the way. Pop culture references. And so on.


Truly, this book was nonstop entertaining. It fit right in with a lot of books I love. Definitely recommended for fans of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.

Read it. Enjoy it. And especially enjoy JAMES! Love him. LOVE.

Anna Reads young adult book blog


  1. I devoured this last weekend and loved it! Great review!

  2. I read this a long time ago. I remember really loving it, although I can't really see if I'd love it now. but maybe I'll pick it up and see. Great review :)

  3. I'm so glad you liked it! I absolutely loved it, such an awesome book.

  4. I really need to read this one - I have heard ust marvelous things about it.

  5. I think I'll take this book on vacation with me. It sounds like a no-nonsense (except for when applicable (which is always!)) experience with love, music, smoooooches, and LOLs. I'm down.

  6. Sounds like a great read. I still have to read all those other books you mentioned as well. I have so much to read :) Its a good thing though. Great review will add it to my to read list.

  7. Sounds awesome! I really want to read that book, it has been sleeping on my wishlist for waaaaay too long! ;)

  8. I had no idea Delilah was real! learn something everyday, don't you...?

  9. Oh my god. I loved this book and I'm SO glad you did too! I freaking love Audrey. I want to be best friends with her. The story line was SO freaking cute and realistic. And I totally didn't know that about Delilah! That's so funny. :)


  10. So glad you liked this one! I won it from a giveaway a few months back and haven't read it yet, but now I totally want to take it on vacation with me! Great review, love!

  11. "Me + cartwheels = death." She so speaks my language.

  12. I'm about 1/2 way through and I LOVE IT.


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