Audrey, Wait!by Robin Benway was
published in 2008, but I thought it was definitely worth recommending again to
those who are looking for a lighthearted, fun and clever book to read during
winter break! It has nothing to do with the holidays, but is a fun escape
nonetheless. It’s the zany story of high school student Audrey Cuttler’s brief
claim to fame. Audrey breaks up with her self-absorbed boyfriend Evan, the lead
singer of a band called the Do-Gooders. Evan writes a break-up song, the song
goes to the top of the charts and, before you know it, everyone wants to know
the girl behind the song. Fans are flocking to her school and accosting her at the
mall. People magazine wants to do a
story. Audrey loves music, but finds herself not liking the fame it’s spurred.
She can’t hang out with her best friend or start a new romance without being
followed. Audrey handles the consequences of fame with wit and sarcasm. This
unconventional story of an ordinary girl is hilarious; it will make you laugh
and cheer for Audrey! Audrey, Wait!is in the Older Teen section of the OCPL system.