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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  11,735 ratings  ·  1,088 reviews
Everybody's singing, "Audrey, Wait!"

Audrey Cuttler's life hasn't been the same since that song, "Audrey, Wait!" hit the airwaves. All she wants to do is go to concerts, hang out with her friends, and maybe score a date with the cute boy who works with her at the Scooper Dooper.

But now, her ex-boyfriend's song about their breakup is at the top of the charts and she's sudd
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Hardcover, 314 pages
Published April 10th 2008 by Razorbill
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Morgan F
I need to clarify. This book is more of 4.5.

Girl meets boy. Girl dates boy. Girl breaks up with boy. Boy writes song about girl. Girl becomes famous.

You know, I really wasn't expecting this novel to be as unique as it was. It could have easily been annoying and cliched, but instead it was fresh and humorous. And when I say humorous, I mean it. This book was laugh-out-loud funny. So I advise you not to read this book in public. We don't want the person sitting next to you on that 5 hour flight to
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Amanda
What to do when you come to the realization that, behind the pretty packaging, your boyfriend is basically a self-centered, narcissistic asshat? If you have a brain in your head, you dump him, of course. And that is precisely what Audrey does. Normally that would be the end of the story--except that Audrey's boyfriend has his own band, a modicum of talent, the inspiration for the ultimate break-up song, and a record executive coming to see his gig on the same night that Audrey dumps him. And so, ...more
Ash
May 08, 2009 Ash marked it as attmepted-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Audrey has just dumped her sort a loser boyfriend who then writes a song about how she dumped him. Now she and the song have become famous. Seen as the villian in the song she's scrutinized by the public and her whole life has turned upside down.

I really tried. Really I did, but after hitting the fourth chapter and the 50th f-bomb I just couldn't do it. I know teens cuss, and I know they use the f word, but seriously? Was that really necessary? I literally stopped reading and started opening ra
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Susan
Aug 03, 2008 Susan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Meg Cabot, Sarah Mlynowski
Shelves: young-adult
A girl finally brings herself to break up with her agreeable(ish) but self-centered slacker boyfriend, and he chooses that moment to finally pay attention to her. Unfortunately, the attention is paid in the form of an angst-ridden song that ends up becoming his band's big break. Naturally this turns Audrey a celebrity and she finds herself practically held hostage by her new insta-fame. I wonder if anyone can read this book now and not think (if even for a moment) of the once-unavoidable "Hey Th ...more
Tatiana
Let me first say that this book is highly praised by both readers and literary critics, therefore I am sure there is a lot of merit to it. However for me "Audrey, Wait!" simply didn't work.

There are several reasons why I didn't like this book: 15-16 year-olds having sex, drinking and taking drugs, excessive and unnecessary use of f-word, Audrey's unrealistic fame (I don't think anybody would be interested in a girl who had a song written about her, no matter how popular this song is). I was abl
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Steph (Reviewer X)
Jun 25, 2008 Steph (Reviewer X) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Every fucking one
I AM SO GLAD I GOT TO READ THIS BOOK!

Audrey, Wait! is fucking awesome. I hope we can aptly conclude how much thought I’m putting behind that statement, given this is the first time I’ve outright cursed on this blog. (Which is surprising, actually, as I’m such a potty mouth.)

When I started this book, I was expecting great things because of all the glowing reviews it’d received. I went out of my way to buy it, too, which isn’t something I do often. Some people have been saying this book is fantast
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Elizabeth Wallace
Sep 28, 2008 Elizabeth Wallace rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: (most) people who love rock
Wow. I expected this book to be good, and boy was I wrong, it was amazzzzing! I liked Audrey's character, the writing style, the music references, the plot, and how realistic it was while still being very light-readish.
When I saw the description, I was like "this is unexpected, it seems pretty cool." Then when I actually got my hands on the book, I saw that it was reviewed by Meg Cabot, and I was pretty worried about the originality of it all. But no worries, Audrey, Wait! was as amazing as the
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 ᴍɪᴄs *doesn't even know what page she's on*
TODO MAL. TODO MAL.

¿Que te paso Robin?. ¡Esto es un ultraje, un escándalo!

Esto podría haber sido SO MUCH MORE. Tenemos a la protagonista que según la gente es la nueva Courtney Love, y le hacen slut-shaming a más no poder y en vez de que el libro sea "No soy una puta, NINGUNA chica es una puta, la palabra PUTA no es más que un invento misógino para hacer sentir mal a las mujeres y denigrarlas por ser dueñas de su vida sexual" termina siendo "¡Yo no soy una puta!, ¡yo no soy como ESAS chicas!
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Alex
I. Am. Speechless. This is such an amazing, fantastic, spectacular book filled with wit on nearly every page! While not the most diverse book, it's unique and quirky, and I recommend it to any teenage girl (or guy, who knows?) because it will make you laugh so hard. Five stars! :D
Agne Jakubauskaite
Apr 15, 2015 Agne Jakubauskaite rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who want a light, quick and entertaining read
Recommended to Agne by: Self Respect Teen Lit Book Group
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Robin Benway’s young adult novel “Audrey, Wait!” centers around an ordinary teenager from California, Audrey Cuttler, who loves music, works at an ice cream shop and has, in her own words, an elephantine cat. But after Audrey breaks up with her self-centered boyfriend and he writes a song about it, everything changes seemingly overnight. As the song “Audrey, Wait!” races up the charts, Audrey gets caught in the spotlight and cannot even leave the house without a mob of paparazzi
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Carla
When Audrey breaks up with her wanna be rock star boyfriend, little does she realise that later on that night, at a performance in front of an A&R gut, he hits the big time with a song about her. Not about how nice she is, or what an awesome girlfriend she was, no, he sings about their break up and how she broke his heart. The song rockets to number one in the charts and soon Audrey's life is turned upside down. Her outfits are scrutinised and copied, her love life hits the headlines, but al ...more
Keertana
Rating: 3.5 Stars

When I first came across Audrey, Wait! in my library, I dismissed it as being a rather silly novel. You see, I can be a very snobbish reader. Unless a book screams "DEPTH!" to me, I usually walk away from it. Well, then I joined GoodReads and virtually all my friends have loved this novel - even those who aren't fans of contemporary literature. As such, I couldn't help but pay my library another visit and check out the excruciatingly bright hardcover edition of this book. I kept
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Heidi
So I think we all know by now that contemporary? So not my main squeeze. I'll step out with one every once in a while, and after reading nothing but praise for Robin Benway's Audrey, Wait!, I decided it was worth a shot. Of course, before cracking that spine I had to sit myself down and have a talk: I was going to have to suspend disbelief, big time. I wasn't going to let the notion that the entire plot of Audrey, Wait! is utterly ridiculous and unrealistic overcome my enjoyment of the story. I ...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: Audrey, Wait! is an amazing book! Its one of the best books I've read this year! I just loved it from start to finish! I usually don't rate books this high because either 1. They just aren't that great. 2. Because they don't seem to compare to my obsession of how good The Twilight Saga or Harry Potter was. I do enjoy books but I don't love love love them! This one was one I actually loved. I loved Audrey, and I loved James. I even loved to hate Evan! I don't know why I waited so lon ...more
Jen
I grew up as a Jenny amidst Tommy Tutone's "Jenny (867-5309)." I know an Eileen who lived through the heydey of "Come on, Eileen." These songs, however, were not written ABOUT us, they just featured our names. Imagine if you broke up with a dude who then turned around and wrote a song about how cold hearted you were, with the annoying refrain of "Your name, wait!" Audrey is that girl, and she's immediately launched into the public eye (a place in which she is none too comfortable). The character ...more
Christina
The biggest problem with Audrey, Wait! is that the whole plot revolves around a so-called catchy, chart-topping song of the same name. Since we can't hear the song, we can only rely on Audrey's word and the words of the song, which are, honestly, pretty lame. While there are popular songs out there with lame lyrics, it's usually because of the beat, the music. But because we can't hear the song in Audrey, Wait!, all I could think was that "Audrey, Wait!" was quite possibly the dumbest song ever, ...more
Tina
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Natalie
I came across this book a while ago, and while it sounded fun, it never quite fit with my mood. So I put it on the back burner of my to-read shelf (where many other books lie in wait), and went on to other things. The other day, though, I was in a bit of a funk, which tends to happen when I can't find anything to read. I'm one of those people who always has to have a book, and when I don't I feel very despondent and lame. So cute. But I digress. So there I was, all depressed by my lack of litera ...more
Maru
Sep 12, 2014 Maru rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a fun read
If you ever feel like reading a book that makes you laugh, lets you escape into a light, fun world, and really really entertains you, this is it. Audrey, Wait! is a simple book, nothing extremely original or groundbreaking, but it's one that works and that successfully reaches its goal - to entertain. I laughed out loud, I related to the characters, I enjoyed all the music references, and in my opinion, it has some of the most accurate characterization of teens I've read in a while.

There are ma
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Michael
Teenager Audrey Cuttlin dumps her rock-singer/boyfriend Evan, only to have Evan write a song about the experience. After hearing the song performed at a party, Audrey assumes she's heard the end of it, until the song gets picked up and becomes a smash hit. Now Audrey is the focus of a media firestorm as the song rockets up the charts.

Can Audrey go back to being a normal teenager when her every move is scrutinized by the media, debated by the on-line community and documented for all to see?

"Audre
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Angie
My friend Karen has been trying to get me to read AUDREY, WAIT! for the last few months and I was happy it popped up this time around. I really had meant to read it when it came out in 2008 and the host of favorable reviews spurred me on, but somehow it got lost in the shuffle. I knew just the very basic premise of the book and I knew it involved a lot of great rock music--always a plus--and something about the title just sort of grabs you, doesn't it? I'm also a fan of the original hardback cov ...more
Allison (Crazy Something Maybe Reviews)
This book wasn't my favorite. It was fine. I didn't want to jump off a roof while reading it, but several things drove me up the wall.

1. THE PREMISE: I couldn't get behind the preposterous premise. Girl breaks up with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend writes a hit song about her. Girl becomes super famous because of it.

NOPE.

This is too far-fetched to me. No one would care about Audrey. Does anyone care who Layla (Eric Clapton), Melissa (Allman Brothers), Angie (The Rolling Stones), Eleanor (The Bea
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Vy
We’ve all listened to that one catchy song a singer wrote about his/her ex, and we’ve all unconsciously sided with the artist as the “good” person. Come on now, we must have all listened to Hey There Delilah or a song off of Maroon 5's album, Songs About Jane, at least once. But have we ever thought about how the ex feels? AUDREY, WAIT! tells the story of Audrey, the ex in the situation, who’s life changes just as drastically as her ex-boyfriend’s after he writes “Audrey, Wait!”.

Audrey Cuttler,
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Agustina
May 17, 2012 Agustina rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Agustina by: Alejandra Aponte
Meh.
I'm giving this book two stars and I'm already feeling bad about it. It seems a bit harsh. But two stars is "it was ok" and that's my opinion because I was kind of expecting more of this book. I don't really know why. Maybe because the premise to it was kind of original. A girl who becomes famous for breaking up with her boyfriend. Though she never wanted the fame, she now has to deal with it.
I don't know, maybe I'm growing out of this kind of books. The sixteen year-old girl who is kind of
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Ng Xin
This book is totally completely fabulously hilarious!!!!! Honestly, I just absolutely loved Audrey and Victoria and how they talked and bickered! It felt so real and funny and natural! I think that was my favorite part of the book, how Audrey was this comical, kick-ass girl with a super, sassy best friend! The main conflict of the book was how Audrey dealt with paparazzi and fame after her ex-boyfriend's song about her breaking up with him gores viral. The part that I loved was how even when Aud ...more
Isamlq
So how many Wins Per Page are there in this one?
About a gazillion, I’d say.

Her Also Known As made me a fan because- and stop me if I haven’t said it yet- this author knows how to write strong quirky characters: from great sounding best friends to greater sounding families because while the story is about Audrey and how The Song has turned everything upside down, the secondary cast held their own and held her up, they weren’t just simple secondary characters, is what I’m saying.

If her newer Y
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Kailia
Originally reviewed on my blog Reading the Best of the Best.

After having read and loved Robin Benway’s sophomore novel, The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June, I decided that I would get her debut novel Audrey, Wait! This is a novel that I have heard nothing but amazing things about so I was eager to see how I would like it. I learned some things while reading this book: 1) I don’t listen to enough American music since each chapter in this book had song lyrics and I only knew a few of
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Sophie Riggsby
*Review published on Mundie Moms on 2/12/2012*

Do a search for "songs with girls names in the title" and you'll be surprised at the amount of songs that are listed. Whoa. There are a hundreds of them. In fact, each generation seems to have their fair share of these songs. Now imagine if you were THAT girl. Wouldn't you want the world to know your side of the story?

Robin presents us with just that plot. I have to admit I liked Audrey from these opening lines:

The day I broke up with my boyfriend E
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Mica
I like Audrey's wit and sarcasm. Gotta give her points for that.

However, what I don't quite understand was Victoria, who was probably the most self-absorbed, user-friendly, fame-riding supporting character/sidekick/"bestfriend" (?) I've encountered so far. Seriously, using your best friend's identity to talk to press agents, agree to some reality show or concert publicity (that would obviously terrorize and screw Audrey completely) so you could get "ALL THE COOL FREE STUFF!!"?

Ain't cool, sister
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I made a mistake adding this edition of the book Audrey, Wait! and it wouldn't change back so I decided to keep both as a proof of reading..

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Audrey, Wait! is the title of the song Evan, Audrey's boyfriend, wrote after Audrey broke up with him. This song becomes such a rave much to the dismay of Audrey. Her life becomes front and center. She becomes the gossip of the world yada yada yada. Anyways, she really likes this guy James, who works with her in the ice cream shoppe. But this whole fias
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I'm the author of "Audrey, Wait!", "The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June", and the AKA series. My new book "Emmy & Oliver" will be released on June 23, 2015. I live in Los Angeles with my extremely stubborn shih tzu, Hudson. I've gotten a lot better at cooking. I still love coffee. We should be friends.

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