I just finished reading Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw for an Around the World ARC Tour.
It’s 5:00 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, and 16-year-old Gemma Beasley is standing in front of Tiffany & Co. wearing the perfect black dress with her coffee in hand—just like Holly Golightly. As the cofounder of a successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to all things Audrey Hepburn, Gemma has traveled to New York in order to meet up with her fellow bloggers for the first time. She has meticulously planned out a 24-hour adventure in homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s; however, her plans are derailed when a glamorous boy sweeps in and offers her the New York experience she’s always dreamed of. Gemma soon learns who her true friends are and that, sometimes, no matter where you go, you just end up finding yourself.Filled with hip and sparkling prose, Oh Yeah, Audrey! is as much a story of friendship as it is a love letter to New York, Audrey Hepburn, and the character she made famous: Holly Golightly.
This book was super fast read. I finished it in an hour and a half. Which was both good and bad. Good, meaning I enjoyed it, but bad because it meant that it was really light.
The book was set over a course of 24 hours. Which is a neat concept and all. Except that we don't completely get to know Gemma. (I mean, I am usually really involved with seeing characters and scenes in my head, but she was always just a complete blank). And I think so much more could have been done to show us more of her. Her mom recently died, which is heavy, but that subject was just so lightly touched on that it never really got deep.
Gemma's main group of friends were fun, but Dusty was just a plain old jerk. If the book was going to be so short, I wish that it had been more of a one-night-in-New-York-love-story kind of thing.
That being said, I love Audrey Hepburn and New York City, so I enjoyed it.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
Oh Yeah, Audrey! will be released on October 14, 2014.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.