“Enthusiasm, like Pride and Prejudice, bubbles over with romantic misunderstandings and comic confusion.” —The New York Times Book Review. “ Winsome. “When someone asks for a reading suggestion, Enthusiasm is the first word off my tongue.” –Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight “There is little more. Julie Lefkowitz knows where her allegience lies — and it’s all with Ashleigh Rossi, her childhood best friend and serious Enthusiast. Ashleigh’s.

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I bought my copy through Scholastic’s Book Club, and if it’s ever made available again I’ll probably buy a few more. Book Reviews — read more of my review on my blog: One person found this helpful. And instead of getting a sweet romance inspired pllly Pride and Prejudice, I get this garbage. The four teens establish a friendship, and, for the first time, Julia feels the crush of friendship guilt: As far as the covers go, what do you think?

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As the story progresses, the girls are thrown into the path of the boys even more as they become involved in a play, which the two young men wrote the songs and lyrics for, at the all boys school. So yeah it’s predictable and fluffy but I liked it a lot. Now Julie’s friend will only wear long skirts and speaks in the archaic language of Georgian England.


And, when the girls meet two prep attendees they must vie for the attentions of the likely Mr. While familiarity with Austen’s world through her books or, more likely, the movie renditions will deepen readers’ appreciation for Shulman’s impressive first novel, it is by no means a prerequisite to enjoying this involving and xhulman amusing narrative of friendship, courtship, and of course true love.


Darcy-type young man for both herself and Julia, her best friend who lives next door. Sep 26, Stacy rated it really liked it.

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Her craze also involves a hairbrained scheme to crash an all boys prep school dance in order to find their Mr. The family life was done pretty shulmna I think. Clearly Ashleigh had finished the research portion of her fad and moved on to the active stage. It captured the dramatic world of teenage love and infatuation perfectly. Enthusiasm is an adorable book.

This aspect of the novel was absolutely adorable. There’s also a play within the book and a play within the play within the book. Julie has seen this mysterious boy around town a few times, and she finds him very attractive. Now that she had decided to enact a year-old love story with us as the heroines, I was afraid the results would be mortifying. But it’s also an ode to Shakespeare, poetry, literature, music. At the dance they are almost turned away when Julie’s pollh stranger steps up and saves them.


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I am a lot like the main character Julia. The characters are delightful, and the salutes to Austen a great deal of fun. Super cheesy but super cute. Enthussiasm problem with Ashleigh’s craze this time, however, is that there is only one Mr. The way it’s written. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Whenever Ashleigh, Julie’s best friend, finds a new craze she jumps head first, and rarely comes up for air. Wickham preying on girls.

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I’m glad I did though, I loved the two friends, Ashleigh’s loyalty was refreshing. No, not just love, but true love, like Elizabeth Bennett finds in the scowling Mr. You see Ashleigh has a tendency to become deeply, passionately obsessed with something, committing her whole lif Do you adore Jane Austin?