Oh Yeah, Audrey By Tucker Shaw
Published14 Oct 2014 by Amulet Books
Summary: t’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.
There isn’t much I really want to say about Oh Yeah, Audrey. I was drawn in by the cover when I first saw it on Netgalley and the synopsis about Audrey Hepburn fanatics caught my eye. (A/N: I found a copy from the library — I wasn’t approved for the book on Netgalley, just to be clear!)
The story itself is short and simple. It takes place in a span of 24 hours and follows Gemma, an Audrey Hepburn fanatic, who ran away from home to meet her online friends (that she met through her Tumblr blog Oh Yeah, Audrey) to catch a movie screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Cue Gemma meeting Dusty, a boy she’s kind of had something with online and everything seems to be going better than planned… until everything went wrong.
The fact that the story takes place within 24 hours leaves little room for character development and the story had to be sped up. A lot of things are just glossed over, and the interactions Gemma had with these characters were just on the surface.
The plot focused a lot more on Audrey Hepburn, her impact on these kids 20 years on and the meaning behind Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The other plot was Gemma and Dusty which, much like the rest of the book, is sped up. You get a glimpse of how awful Dusty is right off the bat, and it does get predictable after.
Oh Yeah, Audrey is more of a fun beach read for me. It’s a short book with only 241 pages and goes really quickly so you could easily finish this in one sitting. Oh Yeah, Audrey is a simple contemporary story and would probably be more enjoyable if I was younger. Still, worth giving it a shot if you love Audrey Hepburn and all things Breakfast at Tiffany’s!