Overall Rating: 4
Cover Art: 3.5 (I would love this cover if the model wasn't positioned so awkwardly.)
"'Hey, superstar,' someone said to me, and I gave them the finger without even looking to see who had said it."- This basically sums up Audrey's personality.
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.
Audrey, Wait! is a fun story that oozes sarcasm...
This is one of those stories that has you laughing at everything that the characters say and Audrey thinks. Little things that they say in passing made me crack up constantly. Besides having witty humor throughout, the plot is weaved brilliantly enough that it can hold up without it.
We get a look into the life of someone who doesn't try to become famous but is thrown into the ring regardless. Audrey also isn't someone who tries to milk her insta-star status. She continues to try to live a normal life. She tries to go to concerts and on dates, but the paparazzi and fans soon overwhelm her and she can't even risk leaving the house except for school. It's really interesting to be able to see into her head while her life is literally turned upside down. She has a few ups, but mostly downs, and her character has a unique way of dealing with everything that's thrown at her. The book is paced very nicely and remains interesting from beginning to nearly the end. The ending just kills me. I'll come back to that later, but first I want to discuss some of the other characters.
The first person we meet besides Audrey is Eric, the ex-boyfriend that writes the hit song that rockets his band into superstardom. Eric is the stereotypical lead singer. He's hot, talented, and completely self-absorbed. Their entire relationship revolves around music and they honestly have nothing else in common, which is why I like James much more. Victoria is Audrey's best friend and is awesome. She's outspoken and outgoing, and goes for what she wants. The character development is great, and everyone really goes through a metamorphosis in this book. Too bad it crashes and burns in the end. No, no one dies, everything works out perfectly. The end of this story is so unbelievably perfect that it makes me quite upset. Besides that, I loved this book and highly recommend!