4880988 Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Release Date: April 10, 2008
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Buy It: Amazon | IndieBound

The wait is over for the paperback of this irresistible, fast-paced, hit-worthy debut! When funny, charming, absolutely-normal Audrey Cuttler dumps her boyfriend Evan, he writes a song about her that becomes a number-one hit and rockets Audrey to stardom!

Suddenly, tabloid paparazzi are on her tail and Audrey can barely hang with her friends at concerts or the movies without getting mobbed?let alone score a date with James, her adorable coworker at the Scooper Dooper. Her life will never be the same at least, not until Audrey confronts Evan live on MTV and lets the world know exactly who she is! – Goodreads

Review:

Audrey, Wait! is the story of Audrey, a teenager who happens to have a song wrote about her. While Audrey just wants to be normal, her life is nothing but. She is now navigating life where the whole world knows about her and she misses her old life where she could get into concerts with her best friend and her best friends boyfriend. She misses her job at the ice cream shop that she never thought she would miss. She misses being..Audrey.

What Benway is able to do throughout Audrey, Wait!  was make a relate-able novel. I felt like Audrey was sitting next to me telling me this story. Cringing, rolling her eyes and laughing just like she did living her life during this time. Audrey is also a 16 year old and does things teens do. She swears, she talks about sex, she gets along with her parents, she gets annoyed with her parents. She loves her best friend more than she loves anyone in her life. Her and her best friend even fight and still figure out how to come back to each other.

There is something about Robin Benway’s books that are like coming home for me. They’re full of comfort. They’re feminist. They’re full of strong friendships and strong characters. They’re full of love between family, friends and of course there is a love story. The fact that they’re well written and draw me in everytime are just a cherry on the top.