“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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In my experience, at least, boys who hadn’t spent a lot of time around girls were less likely, not more, to behave themselves.

Jan 26, Marcene rated it it was amazing.

You can find drama, like that of this story, everywhere you look. Lists with This Book. Sure, it might sound romantic and squee-worthy when you read it in a book, but girls, please trust me on this one: This writer is pea green with envy and is in total awe of this level of talent in one so young.

Darcy-type young man for both herself and Enthusiwsm, her best friend who lives next door.


It’s more of an homage to Austen and also Shakespeare. Her latest is Austen, and of course she is determined to meet a Darcy. She has a cool head on her shoulders, however, and pulls through without melodrama and experiences her satisfying first and second kiss.

Book review: ‘Enthusiasm’ by Polly Shulman

Some kissing and some mild language. To be 16 again I read it first after checking it out at my local library and, even after returning it, remembered it as one of my favorites. Its main building, once the mansion of the Forefield family, fnthusiasm be seen from most of the town, including shumlan attic window.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Which is exactly what I happen to be. But one thing I loved was that the trappings of real life never change the main character’s spirit and voice.

I think I just might like it if I had Julie’s life. She lives in New York City with her husband. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It is her friend Ashleigh who is the Enthusiast. This book walks on that thin line of sweet and clever, without becoming insipid and silly.

I was thrilled to read echoes of our high school experience, tweaked to appeal to modern teenagers.


Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman | : Books

A Companion to The Grimm Legacy. It is easy to see why Austen is one of her favorite authors and how she inspired her writing. I think it’s interesting the slight shift they took on the paperback, lightening the background and adding the Austen figures to highlight that aspect of the story. But I loved their friendship and I loved the swoony romance that develops between Julie and one of the young lads not telling which one.

This sounds SO good! shul,an


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The Last Best Kiss. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. For a few weeks it’s a band, then the next it’s Jane Austen.

I look forward to reading this book again in the near future. Feb 16, Bibek Thapa rated it did not like it Shelves: In fact, I stayed up late in the closet reading this one after a particularly long and trying day.