Oh Yeah, Audrey!

Oh Yeah, Audrey!

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781613126981
1613126980
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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FindingJane Dec 22, 2014

Set within the context of a single day’s social interaction and mental scrutiny, we are given one Gemma Beasley, who must find out who she is instead of who she wishes she could be.

It’s preposterous to think that anyone can come to deep inner revelations in the space of 24 hours, but Mr. Shaw coaxes us with insouciance and charm into following Gemma’s journey. Gemma’s deepening revelation that a movie star’s life is not all it’s cracked up to be, on or off the big screen, is believable as is her interior (and sometimes exterior) monologues. It’s your typical coming-of-age story about growing up, finding true love, learning who your real friends are, etc., etc. But the author manages to raise it just a smidge above its trite after-school taint as Gemma finally realizes that her heroine, Holly Golightly, wasn’t the glamorous star but a lonely, miserable lost child and that Gemma is in danger of repeating her mistakes.

The ending isn’t quite what you would expect from the Audrey Hepburn movie from which Gemma takes much of her inspiration. But somehow it all ties neatly together and makes you believe in itself and its lonely protagonist.

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