By Robin Benway
April 10, 2008
Razorbill, 320 pages
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.
— Amazon.com description
The topic is brilliant – a girl breaks up with her boyfriend, and he writes a hit song all about it. Suddenly, all of MTV’s cameras are on her.
Okay, so yeah, sounds unrealistic. But remember when “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s was just EVERYWHERE? Delilah was semi-famous then — all my friends were all, “Delilah was on my soccer team from elementary school.” She had to come on MTV at one point to say “I have a boyfriend and I never even liked that guy!”
Same deal here. So it could happen. Anyway, I feel like everyone I know told me to read this book, always with the sidenote: “This book is SO YOU.” What does that mean?
Well, turns out it means: Love interests. Absurdity. Conversations over IM. Predictability, sure, but hilarity along the way. Pop culture references. And so on.
THIS IS SOOOOOO ME!
Truly, this book was nonstop entertaining. It fit right in with a lot of books I love. Definitely recommended for fans of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.
Read it. Enjoy it. And especially enjoy JAMES! Love him. LOVE.