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I’ll be blunt, I LOVED this book!  I have to add it to my list of ultimate favorites!  This novel was inspired by Jane Austen, it’s about a girl named Julie with a best friend, Ashleigh, who is an enthusiast.  Ashleigh decides that she is now a lover of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Julie’s own enthusiasm.  Ashleigh now dresses, speaks, and acts like she is from Austen’s time.  Julie loyally, but reluctantly follows Ashleigh as she sneaks into an all-boys prep school dance.  Julie doesn’t mind so much, though, when they meet some very likely candidates, but then Ashleigh unconsciously tries to steal Julie’s own Mr. Darcy.  All of this leads to misunderstandings, awkward moments, and mysterious poetry tacked to a tree.  This light romantic comedy is full of laughing, crying, edge-of-your-seat moments!  I found that this book even echoes Jane Austen’s style in a modern way!  The characters have great chemistry, everything is well written and full of just the right amount of drama.  If you are interesting in reading this though, I suggest that you read Pride and Prejudice beforehand though, so that you have some background knowledge when the characters refer to something from the book.  You can find my review for Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen on our blog as well.  This eloquent read is one that Jane herself would be proud of!  I can’t wait to read more from this author!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by: Austen A.

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