“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 characters are thoroughly likable and their adventures engaging, making it a very fast read.

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You can snthusiasm drama, like that enfhusiasm this story, everywhere you look. This sweet, smart little novel follows year-old Julia Lefkowitz who loves Jane Austen. Text to World It took me a while to figure out how to connect this book to the world, and then it hit me, shulmman. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

The family dynamics here were really strong, too. Ashleigh drew herself up to her full height, which I couldn’t have done in her position-standing on my bed-since my head would have hit the sloping roof; her figure may be more mature than mine, but she’s six inches shorter. It’s simple, it’s sweet, it’s loyalty, it’s every girl pining after her crush and not knowing what to do about it.

It was a wonderful ode to Jane Austen, with a bit of Shakespeare thrown in. And her poetry is terrific.

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I think the best part of the book was Julie being such a good friend and Ashleigh is so loyal too. Set up a giveaway. Were there times you wanted to punch Julie, our narrator, in the arm for being so obtuse?


Finally, I gave it to my own teenaged daughter and she enjoyed it as well. The Last Best Kiss. Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go read Pride and Prejudice. This has always been one of my favorite books. It could all work so perfectly if just one person ejthusiasm open up and make the right move. Ok, I’ll admit it: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It’s entertaining and, while not quite what one would normally encounter in real life, at least more enthusiaxm than those romance novels where the two protagonists meet and fall in love in a matter of days. Why, to the regiment of soldiers quartered near their home. We can all be enthusiasts! Some of the plot was predictable, but it didn’t detract from the adventure. The plot is much more subtle and compl More like 3.

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So I bought the e-book and have since read it multiple times. The first sentence in the book starts it off well: May 01, Kylara Jensen added it Shelves: I despair of finding a pair of them there!

This is a sweet YA romance, an homage to Jane Austen. So, it was a bit comforting reading the familiar plots and storylines speckled throughout the book. Julie plays it cool with Parr because of her predicament even when to the reader it is apparent that Parr is definitely into her not Ashleigh.

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At least, that is what Julie calls her. Wickham preying on girls. In Pride and Prejudice, where do the younger Bennet poly turn for lively masculine company? Her latest craze is non other than Jane Austen which she found when Julie lent her a copy of Pride and Prejudice.


Book review: ‘Enthusiasm’ by Polly Shulman

I really liked the way this was handled in the book. Feb 16, Bibek Thapa rated it did not like it Shelves: Fight for what you want For is True Love likely to come to a high zhulman sophomore who dresses in a chorus robe and ballet slippers?

Julia begins to receive small gifts and love notes, but cannot allow herself to believe they could be from the boy she wishes had sent them. The Original Paperback Edition. Since elementary school, Ashleigh has taken up enthusasm craze after another, from military strategy to pokly, from Harriet the Spy to King Arthur, and enthhusiasm her best friend along for companionship. He finished it in a couple of days.

My assumptions were so wrong! I’m not sure really but it doesn’t really matter. Sep 17, Valerie rated it really liked it Shelves: Things just get so chaotic, and the heroine heaps tons of crap on herself resulting in hilarious moments of: Complete with first kisses, climbing in and out of windows, and sonnets pinned to trees.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I also loved that this ISN’T a book about two female friends torn apart over a guy.