Sunday 20 September 2009

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Review: Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

audrey, wait! by robin benwayAudrey, Wait! by Robin Benway - When Audrey dumps her musician boyfriend, Evan, he writes a song about it. A song that gets released and makes his band famous. And no everyone wants to know Audrey and what's happening in her life. The paparazzi follow her arund, and every little detail about her life is gossip gold dust. It turns out being famous isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Thanks to Cecilia of The Epic Rat for giving this book such an awesome review which led me to pick it up. This book is fantastic!

Audrey tells her story, and she has the most awesome voice! She is so sarcastic with the greatest sense of humour. I also fund I related to her quite a bit; before the fame thing hit, she has a life that was very similar to my own not that long ago - like Audrey, I went to a lot of gigs of unsigned bands, and although I didn't go out with a band member (or had a song written about me, thank God!), I was good friends with a particular band and knew well the "I'm with the band" scenarios that Audrey experienced. There wasn't enough of those moments in the book for my liking, but that's only a small thing.

I loved the story line! I assume it's pretty eye-opening for someone who doesn't know what goes on, or one of the people on the outside - fans for example - and I think it'll make people realise how much rubbish famous people have to go through.

The characters were amazing! It was funny to read about Evan, as he's like an amalgamation of aspects of several people I've me, so I felt like I knew him. I've also met a fair few "teenies", so whenever Audrey made a comment about fans who were fans just because, like, wow, they're famous (!), I was laughing along thinking "I know!"

Victoria, Audrey's best friend, was just awesome! She's so funny, and she bounces off Audrey so well! She reminded me of my own friends as one person. However, she started to bug me hugely when she was enjoying Audrey's fame rather than seeing that Audrey was having a crap time. Jonah and James were just two of the coolest guys, they were just so funny!

One thing I didn't like about the book was how much swearing there was. It may be true to life, but I hear enough of everyday, I don't want to read it too.

Overall, a fantastic book, and I can't recommend it enough It's just a shame "Audrey, Wait!" isn't an actual song.

Published: 2008
Publisher: Hodder's Children's Books
Robin Benway's website

Oher Reviews:
The Epic Rat


  1. Great review, and I really loved hearing about your insight into Audrey's world - wow! I loved this book too.

  2. Thanks, Luisa! Yeah, was pretty cool being a part - if only a small part - of the band/gigging world! :)

  3. I just love the cover. Very retro and cool.

    Great review! I will definitely have to add this one to the wishlist.

  4. Thank you! I think its the British cover, but there are so many covers! I like this one best :) Hope you enjoy it!