“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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The main conflict in the plot is the mutual liking of one boy. Finally, I gave it to my own teenaged daughter and she enjoyed it as well.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The problem with Ashleigh’s craze this time, however, is enthusasm there is only one Mr. While familiarity with Austen’s world through her books or, more shulmam, 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 often amusing narrative of friendship, courtship, and of course true love.

Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

Goodness knows I love to see a functioning, well-drawn and relatable family! Although rather predictable this book was thoroughly enjoyable. Although she borrows from Austen’s characters, Shulman does a great job of making them and the story fresh and unique. I’m glad I did though, I loved the two friends, Ashleigh’s loyalty was refreshing. In short order, she’s talking like Elizabeth Bennet, dressing like Elizabeth Bennet, and dragging poor Julia off to shulmaan an all boys school cotillion in search of a Darcy and a Bingley apiece.


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Not Enabled Word Wise: And so Julie finds herself swept along with Ashleigh, dressed in vintage frocks and sneaking into a dance at the local all-boys’ prep school. September 6, Sold by: She enthusiaasm shy Julie along in crashing a dance at a snazzy prep school, where they meet a couple of cute guys, one of whom is Julie’s secret crush. It was a very wise decision and I do not regret it. Not only do they include speaking in Austenese, but wearing Regency attire to school, learning to country dance like her idols Mr.

Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

No guy will even look at you. In my experience, at least, boys who hadn’t spent a lot of time around girls were less likely, not more, to behave themselves. Ashleigh, like Emma, takes it upon herself, through certain schemes, to help her best friend find love, while along the way, finding love herself. They focus on their school and still have fun. Of course, there are misunderstandings, jealousies, etc.

If I’m having a hard time then there is no way I’m going to read a sad book. Text to Self This book is definately for the light of heart, teenage girl.

Some of the plot was predictable, but it didn’t detract from the adventure. Were we to follow their lead, where better to seek suitors than among our neighboring young men in uniform? I enjoyed the female characters willingness to be true to themselves and loyal to one another. There’s also a play within the book and a play within the play within the book.


Text to World It took me a while to figure out how to connect this book to the world, and then it hit me, drama.

The family dynamics here were really strong, too. This is a book of comedy as well as romance and of course includes teen issues of family, friendship, and first loves. So, now Julie is bound to keep her mouth closed as pollg to Ashleigh.

Julia hopes the craze will pass soon, but before it does they will have to do at least one terribly embarrassing thing- like, maybe crash the formal at the local all guys prep school. Have a question for Polly? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Julia’s friend Ashleigh is so comfortable in her own skin you wish you were just like her but some of her ideas are so embarrassing. For once, this is set today, with e-mail and cell phones, something I’m starting to appreciate as I read more and more books written in the proximate past before either came into being. Definitely need to go check that one out since I read this one in a single sitting.

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