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Shaw, Tucker. Oh Yeah, Audrey.

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Shaw, Tucker. Oh Yeah, Audrey. Amulet/ Abrams, 2014. 256p. $16.95. 978-1-4197-1223-4.

Audrey Hepburn looms large in Gemma Beasly's life. Since her mother's death, Gemma has been overly focused on the actress's life and fashion. She knows all of Hepburn's movies and can recite all of the lines. She is intimately familiar with every piece of clothing and understands how Holly Golightly, her favorite Hepburn character from Breakfast at Tiffany's, could leave everything behind to become someone else. Together with her virtual friends Trina and Brian, she maintains a web page called "Oh Yeah, Audrey," dedicated to all things Audrey Hepburn. On the twentieth anniversary of Hepburn's death, they decide to come from their disparate cities to meet in New York and enjoy the ultimate Breakfast at Tiffany's experience, starting at 6:00 am in front of Tiffany's and ending at a midnight showing of the movie. But at an auction of Hepburn clothes, Gemma meets rich Dustin, another virtual relation, who offers a different path for her one-day experience in New York. Gemma must decide between her friends and these unique experiences, but whichever choice she makes, she will learn what the true cost of recreating yourself is, as Holly Golightly did.

Shaw creates an engaging tale of three misfits getting together for a shared experience. Told from Gemma's perspective over the course of twenty-four hours, Oh Yeah, Audrey does an excellent job of relating her introspection and understanding of herself and others. This is a must-read for fans of Hepburn, and those who enjoy a coming-of-age tale will cheer for Gemma as she discover what truly matters to her.--Etienne Vallee.

Oh Yeah, Audrey sets the stage for a clean, well-put-together adventure in New York City. Girls in particular, eighth grade and up, will like this enchanting book from beginning to end. 3Q, 3P.--Chelsea Stockdale, Teen Reviewer.

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Author:Vallee, Etienne; Stockdale, Chelsea
Publication:Voice of Youth Advocates
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Oct 1, 2014
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