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Enthusiasm, Polly Shulman

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Enthusiasm, a YA novel for girls, is a Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedy set among suburban high school students.  After reading Pride and Prejudice, the outgoing and bubbly Ashleigh embarks on a quest for her own modern-day Mr. Darcy.  She drags her shy best friend, Julie, to a dance at an exclusive boarding school for boys.  They both fall for the same guy, setting off a blitz of amateur theatricals, heart-pounding love scenes, and endless embarrassments.

Enthusiasm, like Pride and Prejudice, bubbles over with romantic misunderstandings and comic confusion.” –- The New York Times Book Review

“Wry and engaging…an impressive first novel.”-- Booklist (starred)

Enthusiasm .. a charming, romantic comedy … has the makings of an instant classic.” -- Time 

“Whenever someone asks for a reading suggestion, Enthusiasm is the first word off my tongue” –- Stephanie Meyer, author of Twilight

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