Saturday, November 7, 2009
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
Author: Polly Shulman
Genre: YA Fiction
Premise: Julie and Ashleigh, high school sophomores and Jane Austen fans, seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy and struggle to hide their true feelings from one another while rehearsing for a school musical. (King County Library System)
Opinions: I am Enthusiastic about Enthusiasm. Ashleigh is an enthusiast that goes through phases where she becomes obsessed about certain topics, like balloon animals, military strategm or Pride and Prejudice. Julie has always loved Jane Austen and when Ashleigh reads Pride and Prejudice for the first time it becomes her new Enthusiasm. Thus leading Ashleigh and Julie in a quest to find their Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley.
This is a highly entertaining book. It was funny and full of life. It is one of my favorite reads of this year. I loved all of the characters and the situations were so funny. I laughed out loud when I was reading this book, and it is at the top of my wish list this year. :)