Oh Yeah, Audrey!

Tucker Shaw. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95 (256p) ISBN 978-1-4197-1223-4
Sixteen-year-old Gemma Beasley sneaks off to New York City to meet friends she only knows from a joint Tumblr page devoted to their passion for Audrey Hepburn. Now they’re meeting in person for the first time in a day of Hepburn-inspired fun. The arrival of Dusty, a gorgeous music industry scion Gemma has been flirting with for weeks, upends Gemma’s and her new friends’ big day as he steals Gemma away with seductive promises of romance—and an actual Hepburn dress. Audrey may be the center of just about everyone’s attention in Shaw’s (Anxious Hearts) story, but it’s really about friendship, shared dreams, and the lonelier and less glamorous side of Holly Golightly. The question of what, exactly, men gave Holly money for in Breakfast at Tiffany’s hangs over the novel, paving the way for a direct lesson in sexual consent as Gemma’s whirlwind romance sours and she realizes she’s abandoned her friends. These and other lessons land fairly heavily and sit uneasily against the giddy fun of the rest of the book. Ages 13–up. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/18/2014
Release date: 10/14/2014
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