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Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman

Sunday, October 11, 2015

In Being Audrey Hepburn, Clarissa Explains It All-creator, Mitchell Kriegman, tells the story of a 19-year-old girl from Jersey who finds herself thrust into the world of socialites after being seen in Audrey Hepburn’s dress from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.Lisbeth comes from a broken home in the land of tube tops, heavy eyeliner, frosted lip-gloss, juiceheads, hoop earrings and “the shore.” She has a circle of friends who have dedicated their teenage lives to relieve the world of all its alcohol one drink at a time.

Obsessed with everything Audrey Hepburn, Lisbeth is transformed when she secretly tries on Audrey’s iconic Givenchy. She becomes who she wants to be by pretending to be somebody she’s not and living among the young and privileged Manhattan elite. Soon she’s faced with choices that she would never imagine making – between who she’s become and who she once was.

In the tradition of The Nanny Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada, this is a coming of age story that all begins with that little black dress…

Goodreads Summary

This book will take you to a place where you feel fun and pretty; it has a sunny atmosphere and reflects the simple time where there isn't a care in the world and life is just a blast every day. A girl becomes an overnight sensation simply because she puts on a specific dress that makes her look amazing. She is thrust into the starlight and needs to adjust before the limelight eats her alive.

I would never personally like to be in the situation that Lisabeth is put into. I've never been a person that likes to be the center of attention, but I know that there are people out there that crave it. If you have always been curious what it would be like to jump into that lifestyle this is definitely the story that you should read. It was a lot of fun seeing Lisabeth enjoy her new life as the "it" girl. The author does a great job of portraying the excitement that she feels and manages to place the reader right there in the story experiencing things along with our protagonist. Another great aspect- this story is far from predictable and keeps you guessing. These traits along with a cast of characters with a lot of depth makes for a story that will keep everyone reading until the end with a smile.

4 Stars

Reviewed by Chris

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