Monday, March 24, 2008

Enthusiasm by Polly Schulman

Being best friends with Ashleigh can be exhausting. She always has a new enthusiasm...whether it is for making candy or the latest rock band, Ahleigh jumps in feet first. This year it is for Pride and Prejudice. Ashleigh is determined to meet her Mister Darcy and has just the plan to do so....they will crash the Cotillion at the Forefield School!

Poor Julia, along for the ride, finally meets her mysterious crush and learns his name only for Ashleigh to declare that HE is her Mister Darcy...her true love.

While not painful (talk about damning praise) I was disappointed that the author did not make more of the Austin connection of this book. Ashleigh was planning on speaking and dressing like a Bennet girl, but the book didn't make much of this and you and I both know that in high school...something would have been said.

All in all, I have to say that I was Un-enthusiastic about this title.

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