Friday, December 12, 2008

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway - review

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Let's roleplay a booktalk for this book:
You: Cool kid, maybe 14 or older (there's plenty of swearing), sporting visual evidence of interest in music. Franz Ferdinand pin, floppy hair, vintage Siouxie and the Banshees t-shirt. Something like that. You may be a girl, but you may be a boy too - even though the protagonist is a girl - and it is a VERY fizzy book - I believe that boy music fans will like it too.
Me: Librarian, pink hair, one large but tasteful visible tattoo.

Me: Come with me I have something for you.
You: Er!
Me: No seriously you have to have this. You will like it. It is funny.
You: [Panic!]
Me: Ok, see? Audrey breaks up with her boyfriend, he writes a song about it, it becomes a number-one hit and all of a sudden she's just as famous as he is and half of America hates her because she's the one who broke his heart. And Audrey is REALLY funny and very cool. Oh, and she thinks Karen O is the coolest person in the world.
You: Oh. Oh? Oh! Um, ok!
Me: Oh wait, how old are you? There's a lot of swearing.
You: No yeah it's fine. I'll take the book.

Bonus dialog for parents:
Audrey: MOOOOM! Have you seen my shoes?
Mom: I am not the shoe fairy!
Audrey: But if you were?
Mom: By the garage door.

Dude, we have all been there.

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