Audrey is a loud music lover, big word user, fashion forward, your average high school student… and followed by paparazzi, called by gossip columnists, wanted for a reality TV show, stalked by reporters, asked for autographs, analyzed on messages boards, and a trend setter. Okay maybe not your average high student anymore.
In Audrey Wait!, Audrey tells her side of the story, a story that began when she broke up with her boyfriend Evan because it just wasn’t working. Evan just so happened to be part of a band and Audrey breaking up with inspired him to write a song “Audrey Wait!” He debuted the song at a local concert, that was attended by a big record label exec, zoom a couple of months forward and cue to Audrey working at Scooper Dooper the local ice cream shop. Then on the radio she hears “Audrey Wait!” and suddenly nothing is private. There are always cameras, people observing, people misquoting, other musicians looking for inspiration, or people just making stuff about her. Luckily, she has her always supportive and spunky best friend Victoria, like the queen, to help her navigate. But as the fame seeps more and more into her life, the affect it’s having on her life, her friendship with Victoria, and a budding romance become more and more apparent and Audrey doesn’t want to wait, she just wants it all to STOP.
Reviewed by Renee-Teen Outreach Librarian