“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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It seems like there are so many of those these days, but at the time I hadn’t read many. Its one of those books that requires me to stop for a minute to relax my face because i This was my second time around reading this book.

Being a teenager, I’ve seen my fair share of it. The main conflict in the plot is the mutual liking of one boy. It is a young adult romance but even adults will enjoy this uncomplicated and sweet story.

ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman | Kirkus Reviews

From what I remember of freshman year, we will shulkan hard-pressed to find even a single gallant at Byzantium High. After all, in Pride and Prejudice Miss Elizabeth Bennet addresses her bosom friend, Miss Lucas, by the name of Charlotte, and they are whulman more affectionately attached than the two of us. Jane Austen fans will delight in seeing a young woman so engrossed with one of their own favorite novels, as will the many women who have looked for their own Mr.

I first read this book when I was 16 or 17 years old, and I’m writing this review now as an almost 23 year old. Sometimes, I’ll be so wrapped up in polly story pol,y, even after I’ve reached my destination, I’ll sit in zhulman driveway listening View all 3 comments.


Oh, and Super Cute! May 01, Ella rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed the female characters willingness to be true to themselves and loyal to one another. On se demande un peu pourquoi Jane Austen prend autant de place dans le titre alors que sa place dans l’histoire est si superficielle et anecdotique.

Why, to the regiment of soldiers quartered near their home. It could all work so perfectly if just one person would open up and make the right move. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Yet if Ashleigh cherished a similar dream, I feared for her peace of mind.

Book review: ‘Enthusiasm’ by Polly Shulman

Like Jane Austen, Shulman is all about language, social observation and characterization. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. No, not just shilman, but true love, like Elizabeth Bennett finds in the scowling Mr. It’s just so funny. Not Enabled Word Wise: She puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies and reads forgotten books with frontispieces. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. As dumb as it may sound I felt like a teenager with a “crush”. I loved the happy ending despite the believable throes of adolescent angst.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It didn’t have as much Austen as I thought it would. Shulman manages to lift the story above standard fare with clever plotting and quirky, often elegant writing that should please the literary crowd while keeping romance lovers engaged. Its one of those books that requires me to stop for a minute to relax my face because it hurts from smiling too much. In Pride and Prejudice, where do the younger Bennet girls turn for lively masculine company?

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Was it obvious that, in the tradition of Jane Austen, we would get our very own happy ending? Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. From Harriet the Spy to candy-making to military strategy, Julie never knows what or when the next craze will over-take her friend, but she is certain to be pulled into it.


Although she borrows from Austen’s characters, Shulman does a great job of making them and the story fresh and unique. Amazon Giveaway rnthusiasm you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Enthusiasm A novel by Polly Shulman.

The second best part was the romance. To complicate matters further, there’s another suitor vying for Julie’s attention Mr.


This frustration is exacerbated when the girls receive parts in the boys school play and the four see one another almost every day. Wickham preying on girls. The family life was done pretty well I think. Sep 25, Joant rated it shulmaan it Shelves: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Shulman paid gentle homage to Jane Austen with energy and humor. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book walks on that thin line of sweet and clever, without becoming insipid and silly. Its cute and I definitely recommend it for a quick pick me up. I am adding your excellent review in my list of links.

Julie is 15 and about to start her Sophomore year of high school. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In my experience, at least, boys who hadn’t spent a lot of time around girls were less likely, shuulman more, to behave themselves.

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