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Oh Yeah, Audrey!

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  618 ratings  ·  153 reviews
It’s 5:00 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, and 16-year-old Gemma Beasley is standing in front of Tiffany & Co. wearing the perfect black dress with her coffee in hand—just like Holly Golightly. As the cofounder of a successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to all things Audrey Hepburn, Gemma has traveled to New York in order to meet up with her fellow bloggers for the first tim ...more
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Harry N. Abrams
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KL (Cat)
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, reviewed
I'm actually rather surprised at the low rating of Oh Yeah, Audrey!.
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It is a fun, lighthearted read— all the other reviews critique it as too fast-paced and too light; but this is meant to be "chick-lit", and the novel delivers what the summary promises. This story is about friendship and our Gemma finding herself whilst in the midst of her tribute to Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly, and sometimes really, that's all it needs to be.
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Friendship, attraction, obsession, vintage, quirky.

This was a very quick read.

It's not the best quickie out there, but it was enjoyable. Especially if you're a fan of Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

This is a great day-in-the-life of Gemma Beasley, and I loved how her story was told. It was sweet and fun and light and fluffy, and perfect for reading in your lunch break when it's raining outside and you need to cheer up a little.

Don't walk into this book expecting amazing revel
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Ashleigh
Aug 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I managed to read Oh Yeah, Audrey! in one day. It’s light, quick and easy to breeze through and I definitely enjoyed it, but it didn’t leave a lasting impression on me and I won’t be in a rush to recommend it to friends.

One of the issues is that, because this book is set within a time frame of just 24 hours, there’s not much room for character development at all. That said, Tucker Shaw does manage to squeeze in the perfect amount of adventure, from checking in at a swanky hotel and gatecrashing
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Jen
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I only gave this 3 stars because I love the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's got a ton of references to the movie and some to the old time movie stars. Otherwise it would have been a 2 star read. The end took a really weird turn. It should have just stuck to the original story of the pilgrimage to NY for a Tiffanys weekend instead of trying to draw a parallel between Holly Golightly and the main character. I'm not sure teens would appreciate this book at all if they are not fans of the movie.
Vicky
Nov 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I absolutely loved the idea behind this book. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is such an iconic film and I was intrigued by how the author would turn it into a contemporary novel for young readers. Oh Yeah, Audrey! is a fun and very quick read, even for a slow reader like me – but it wasn’t memorable enough for me.

My first and biggest problem was that I couldn’t connect with the characters. At all. I didn’t really like Gemma or her “friends”. The only person I liked was the girl who used to post mean com
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Becca ♥︎  PrettyLittleMemoirs.com
+ Minor plot references, no major spoilers +

Gemma Beasley was standing on Fifth Avenue in New York City outside Tiffany & Co at 5am, wearing the iconic black dress, holding coffee and feeling like Holly Golightly herself. But it's not just a simple story of a girl who loved Audrey Hepburn - Oh Yeah, Audrey! was Gemma's life. After her family were struck with a loss, Gemma threw herself into her Tumblr page, filled with all things Audrey Hepburn, and called it Oh Yeah, Audrey! She was devoted to
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Stacee
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was excited for this book. I'm a sucker for Breakfast at Tiffany's and Audrey and Tiffany's. The synopsis sounded cute and fluffy and it turned out to be so disappointing.

I get that it's all about Audrey, but it's really ALL ABOUT AUDREY. The friends who meet up don't really talk about anything else. And yes, I get that the blog is a bit of an escape for everyone, but they've forged this relationship built on a movie and no one seems to know anything else about each other.

And then there's a s
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Luna
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Oh Yeah, Audrey! is a quick and easy read. I read nearly 80% of the book in 2 lunches and waiting at the bus stop. The entire storyline takes place in 26 hours.

Gemma is in New York to meet her online friends for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s adventure they have planned. My expectations for this book were a few hours of fun escapism and one the one hand Oh Yeah, Audrey! delivers but I never connected with Gemma or the other characters. Because the book has such a short timeframe there isn’t a lot of
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Kendall
Jan 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book is honestly not good at all. I was bored and wanted to read a fluff book and read this in three hours tops- and it was terrible. The plot was super predictable and trite, and the ending didn't really resolve. Don't read it.
Kirsty
Jun 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
Maybe I needed to have seen breakfast at Tiffany's first. Just didn't appeal at all
Shelby
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
OH YEAH, AUDREY! was a novel that had more to it than I anticipated. Our main character, Gemma, is a sixteen year old girl that struggles with the loss of her mother and her loneliness. She has internet friends, and at the time of the novel, she is meeting with them for the first time in New York City to essentially reenact "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Immediately, Gemma is swept into a new world, so unlike her daily life. This story dealt with a lot of things I never would have expected, and it wa ...more
Jennifer V.
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Last year must have been a big year for Audrey Hepburn fans because Oh, Yeah, Audrey! A Novel (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2014) by Tucker Shaw is the second teen novel inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s (and written by a man) that I’ve read that was published in 2014. At its bare bones, I liked the book. SPOILER ALERT! Teenaged Gemma, obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, meets up in New York City with other fans she’s met online. Their goal is to complete a walking tour of places associated with the ...more
C.A.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was torn between a 2 star and 3 star rating for about 3 minutes so I finally settled on picking 2, but just know that I really mean a 2.5. Ok so I have some mixed feelings about this book. So let's just do a pros and cons thing.

Pros:
•The cute cover!
•Short but sweet, read in a little over 2 hours.
•Audrey Hepburn!!!
•Fun and hopeful beginnings, light hearted and cool initial adventures for the protagonist and her friends.
•Features some rather likable characters with fun to read about personalit
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Anna
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Sixteen-year-old Gemma Beasley lives an ordinary, boring life with her parents. Than her Mom dies and in her grief, Gemma starts a Tumblr blog about Audrey Hepburn, called Oh Yeah, Audrey! to pass the time. It's in doing this she discovers her favorite movie of all time, Breakfast At Tiffany's, and her idol: Holly Golightly. Through the blog she becomes friends with Bryan and Trina, other Audrey fans from other parts of the U.S. She even gets someone named Telly involved, who constantly makes ha ...more
Estelle
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog.

As someone who runs two blogs and meets people from the internet a lot, I could totally relate to Gemma, who decides to start a Tumblr page about Audrey Hepburn to help her get through a hard time. Through the Tumblr, she meets two friends, Bryan and Trina, who she talks to all the time but she doesn’t find herself really confiding in just yet. But they all plan to meet for the first time to see a monumental movie screening of Breakfast at Tiffa
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Fabulous Book Fiend
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review: I absolutely flew through this book, the short chapters and diary-like form making it an easy read. I picked this book up on a whim, not really knowing what it was about but loving the front cover. I think I'd seeing a few people haul this on booktube and loved the look of it so I grabbed it in a B&N whilst in Texas over Xmas.

I really loved the premise behind this book, it is definitely a story from modern times, a group of people coming together because of a Tumblr page and meeting in
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Stephanie
This book was very fast to read, very light and kind of cool. The best rate I could give it is an "IT WAS OK", which that means 2 stars in goodreads, but I will add half of another star because it hooked me.

Gemma tell us a story of a seventeen year old who doesn't really know who is she, that is a totally fangirl of Holly Golightly, aka Audrey Hepburn, and who is making a journey to discover who she really wants to be. The book spins around the book/movie called "Breakfast at Tiffany's". In the
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Elly
Sep 29, 2014 rated it liked it
This review also appears at Quiet World Books

This is a cute book, it's one of those quick to read, easy to jump in to kind of books. Protagonist Gemma is obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, particularly the incarnation of Audrey Hepburn that Holly Golightly represents. It would be fair to say that she is obsessed with Holly Golightly specifically looking at the events that unfold in the novel itself but while the focus is on Breakfast at Tiffany's there is plenty of mention of Audrey herself and her o
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Angelique
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
★★★★☆

My review:


Oh yeah, Audrey is a fun light read. I absolutely love ya books that have anything to do with Audrey Hepburn. The story starts with Gemma running away to New York City to meet up with her friends to honor Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Gemma is still coping with the loss of her mother in the book; she hasn’t plucked up the courage to tell her friends about it. I felt connected with Gemma because she was so relatable. She comes from a poor family who had to scrimp and s
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Kay
Sep 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Seventeen year old Gemma is obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, especially as her character Holly Golightly form Breakfast at Tiffany's. For one magical day she and some online friends decide to meet up in New York city and have an Audrey/Holly day. The book covers 24 hours including meeting outside of Tiffany's at 6 a.m. for breakfast of coffee and pastries. It is fun but sad too as Gemma makes choices which don't always work out, she does learn more about herself and true friendship. It is a quick a ...more
Selah Pike
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This wasn't what I was expecting. I expected teen chick lit - fluffy, frothy, candy floss. This was more - it touched on grief, bullying, cyber bullying, loyalty, honesty, sexpectations, and friendship.
Lisa
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fun, breezy novel. A must read for Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany fans.
Felicia Moore
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book if your looking for a fun book to read. Had a lot of references about Audrey Hepburn too!!!
Brittany Little
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was quick, easy and enjoyable.
Shanna Klutts
Oct 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020-books
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Debbie Phillips
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those trying to fulfill prompts for the PopSugar Reading Challenge
This book was pretty good. I read it to fulfill a prompt for the Ultimate PopSugar Reading Challenge.

In this book a young girl, Gemma, decides to "run away" for a day to New York City to see a showing of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's staring Audrey Hepburn and spend a day living like and visiting the places that Holly Golightly visited and did during the movie. Her day gets turned around when she runs into a rich young man who offers her a chance to see the ritzy side of New York that she ha
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chloe mayb
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
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☽ A u d r e y   N g u y e n ☾
Ehhhh....
It didn't end very well but, it was cute-ish. A typical YA contemporary romance about discovering your true self. Gemma and her friends were a little too obsessed with Audrey Hepburn tbh. And Dusty was just one of those stereotypical "nice guy but not really nice" type of guy. Overall, 2 out of 5 stars
Lindsay Heller
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, friendship, 2019
Well, this was cute. But a little insipid. Or, like, typical? It wasn't terrible but it really added nothing to an already crowded genre. That being said, I read it in about a day. If it had taken longer I might have put it aside but it sped along nicely, if predictably. In the end it sent the right message.
Megan Russell
Oh no, Audrey.

I have no words to describe this book. The premise was promising, but it fell so, so flat. I'm glad it was a quick read because I prayed for it to be over soon. Do yourself a favor, and don't.
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Tucker Shaw, who has been featured on the Today show, is the author of Everything I Ate and many popular books for teens, including Confessions of a Backup Dancer. His previous Amulet novel, The Girls, was a twist on Clare Booth Luce's classic play The Women. He lives in Denver, where he is a food editor for the Denver Post.

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