Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

Julie's best friend Ashleigh has gotten obsessed with candy-making, military strategy, reptiles, and the newest album by the Wet Blankets. But now Julie is enthusiastic about Julie's all-time favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. Determined to emulate the world of Jane Austen's characters, Ashleigh and Julie don vintage gowns and sneak into the only place where they might meet dashing swains dressed in formal attire with whom they may dance in a Quadrille.

At the private boarding school on the hill, the girls meet Grandison Parr and his friend Ned Downing. But, alas for Julie, Ashleigh thinks that Parr is her own true love--without realizing that Julie already has a crush on Parr.

Comedy, music, poetry, and heaps of happy surprises to satisfy readers who love modern love stories and old-fashioned romances.

Recommended for readers ages 14 and up.

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