Thursday, January 22, 2009

Book review: AUDREY WAIT!

Poised at the Edge Book Review
Robin Benway
Audrey Cuttler is your typical So. Cal teenager. She scoops ice cream for cash, has an awesome best friend, and a happy home with hippie parents, and a fat cat named Bendomelena. Another thing Audrey has is a self-involved musician boyfriend, Evan, but she’s dumping him. Sure his band is good, and he has really nice oral hygiene, but with Evan, it’s all about him.
Audrey’s great love is music. Her time and energy goes to downloading songs and going to concerts. Little does she know, music is about to redefine her life. Evan has always said he’d write a song about Audrey, but he only gets around to it after they break up. And guess what? It’s not particularly flattering. To make matters worse this unflattering song is extremely catchy. Suddenly, it’s the song that’s always on the radio.
Now newspapers are calling for interviews, the paparazzi won’t leave her alone, and the Do-Gooders (Evan’s band) are getting international acclaim. She’s even getting mobbed by fans! Fans? Of course kids at her school are getting lots of mileage out of Audrey’s unique situation. How many times does she hear someone yell "Audrey Wait!" (The title of the song.) But she’ll get by with a little help from her best friend Victoria (who’s always looking for a way to capitalize on the situation, and James the super-cute, but sort of dorky, guy from her work.
AUDREY WAIT! is an awesome read! It’s fast-paced, totally fresh and original. Robin Benway has a delightful voice. I can’t wait to see what she has for us in the future.

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