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Audrey, Wait!

Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway I first heard of this book when Jaime @ The Perpetual Page-Turner posted a review in November. Jaime compared the book to the Jessica Darling series, and I was sold. Then, after getting myself on a Christmas-y contemporary kick with the above-two books, I decided to give this one a shot. I'd actually go one step farther and say that this book is Jessica Darling mixed with Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. I loved Audrey's snark (which is totally Jessica Darling-esque -- some of things that she said/thought just made me laugh out loud!). But the music aspect of the book is what totally won me over, which is why I would relate it to Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Oh, and Just Listen by Sarah Dessen too. I absolutely LOVE books that have to do with music, whether it's friendships blossoming over a shared mixed tape, or a boy and a girl shyly sharing their favourite music with one another, and falling head over heels in love as they discover all that they have in common. Music is such a personal thing, and the sharing of music with one another is, in my opinion, a way of very intimately sharing piece of your soul with another person.But before I get too deep, let me just say that this book is a lot of fun. Audrey goes on one incredibly wild ride after her ex-boyfriend writes a song about their break-up, a song that becomes #1 on the charts and changes her life unexpectedly. (Think paparazzi, reporters wanting to hear her side of the story and other musicians wanting to date her so that she can "inspire" them). The story is told in such a fun way that, although Audrey can be a little bit annoying at times, you totally cheer for her and want her to come out on top at the end.