Book Review: Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman

Posted October 11, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell KriegmanBeing Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman
Published by Macmillan on 2014-09-16
Genres: Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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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…

Lisbeth Anne Wachowicz was born and raised in New Jersey. Lisbeth lives a very poor lifestyle. Her little brother is already in the juvenile deliquent system and her rebel of an older sister is always engaging in screaming matches with their mother. Lisbeth is the smart good girl of the family, so everyone thinks that she is bound for greatness and that she will be starting college soon to become a nurse practitioner. The only real support that Lisbeth has in her life is her grandmother and even though her grandmother tries to give Lisbeth plenty of support and encouragement, Lisbeth is completely unsure about her life and what she wants to happen in it.

Lisbeth is a devoted Audrey Hepburn fan. When Lisbeth’s best friend Jess starts working at a museum. Lisbeth gets to see the dress that Audrey wore in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Then suddenly Lisbeth finds herself mingling with the upper New York Society. Now being a part of this new world Lisbeth is trying to keep up. Jess helps her modify some old vintage dresses that Lisbeth found among her grandmother’s things. Now Lisbeth is trying to juggle her job, a guy named Jake, who she is interested in, while trying to attend many social lite events that she is now being invited too. Lisbeth finally creates a fashion blog which people start rapidly following to where Lisbeth is starting to become one of the Queen Bees.

“Being Audrey Hepburn” was a lot of fun to read. It was quite the entertaining novel. I honestly feel like this is a very fun light hearted book to read. The more you read, the more you were engrossed into the story. I was a little disappointed in the ending which is why I am giving “Being Audrey Hepburn” four stars today. I feel like the ending was completely rushed and not at all complete.

four-stars

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