Light, fun read perfect for fans of Audrey Hepburn and Tumblr addicts
Oh Yeah, Audrey! summary
It’s 5:00 a.m on Fifth Avenue in New York City. And Gemma Beasley is standing in front of Tiffany & Co.
She’s wearing the perfect black dress and has coffee and pastry in hand, just like the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Gemma has traveled to New York along with her fellow bloggers at Oh Yeah, Audrey! – a blog entirely devoted to all things Audrey Hepburn – to live out a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired twenty-four-hour adventure. But when a glamorous boy sweeps in and offers Gemma the New York experience she’s seen only in the movies, she soon learns that all that sparkles isn’t quite as it seems.
UK release date: 14 October 2014
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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 a Sotheby’s auction to meeting a mystery boy and sneaking into an underground club. Self-discovery is a key element to Oh Yeah, Audrey! too.
Oh Yeah, Audrey! is fun, thoughtful, has a gorgeous cover, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. But it won’t blow you away, and there are hundreds of other books out there that I think you’ll enjoy more.
There are two exceptions: first is if you’re an Audrey Hepburn fan and second is if you’re a keen Tumblr user. For both of those types of people, this book is a real treat. You’ll immediately relate to the three brilliant main characters and enjoy the many references throughout the book.
*** 3/5 stars
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I recently read this as an ARC and I think your review is really spot on! It was a fast read and it engaged me quickly, but the time frame really inhibits any character development (which is a shame, because there are some characters, like Bryan, that I really wanted to know more about!)