Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman
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. (Goodreads)
I was really excited to read this because of my background in fashion and well, because of this:
I don’t think there’s a girl in the world who hasn’t imagined themselves in this dress and known how different they’d feel with it on (that’s the draw of high fashion, right?).
But I struggled with this book. It started out with a bang. It was fun and witty and cute, but somewhere fairly early on, it lost me. Maybe it was some of the family drama with a difficult mom, maybe it was the possible love interest from Jersey (or the one from Lisbeth’s new life), or perhaps how implausible everything felt–but I could not get into this book.
I’m interested to know if anyone else has read it. Perhaps I wasn’t in the right mindset and need to give it another go? For now, it’s safe to say, that while I didn’t hate it, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Crush Intensity: 2.75-3.0/5
Where’d I Get It: An e-galley from Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press. Thank you!