Jul 052019
 

Persuaded By Peer Pressure and Fear of Social Suicide

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF NOVEL: Persuasion Modern Adaptation, Young Adult

SETTING: Los Angeles, Present-Day

SYNOPSIS: When she was a freshman, Anna Eliot was secretly dating her short and nerdy carpool friend, Finn Westbrook. That is until he wanted to dance with her at the semi-formal and she rejected him in front of everyone. Even though her actions filled her with regret, Anna was never able to make it right because Finn’s family soon moved away and he transferred to a different school. Now Finn is back for senior year at Sterling Woods High, and he is taller, broader, and less socially awkward. Finn is easily accepted by Anna’s friends this time around, but now acts completely indifferent towards her Continue reading »

Nov 092018
 

An Illustrated Speculation of Jane Austen’s Relationship with Tom Lefroy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Graphic Novel

SYNOPSIS: A reimagining of Jane Austen’s life with a focus on her relationship with her “Irish friend,” Tom Lefroy. Geared towards a younger audience, this graphic novel shares a little of Jane Austen’s childhood and family life, her experiences with romance, and the beginning of her writing career. Accompanying this short tale are black and white images in comic-strip style. Continue reading »

Nov 062017
 

First Impressions and Football

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Family

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired, Young Adult

SETTING: Temple Sterling, Florida – modern day (fictitious, smallish town)

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • Dev: a spectacularly ordinary high school senior that doesn’t have her future figured out
  • Foster: Dev’s 14 year old cousin who has come from California to live with them
  • Cas: Dev’s outgoing, football playing best friend whom she has unrequited feelings for
  • Ezra: All-American football star of the school, most people think he is an arrogant jerk

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