“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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September 6, Sold by: As a little girl I thought it was an enchanted castle, the home of a witch or a princess. Clearly Ashleigh had finished the research portion of her fad and moved on to the active stage.

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But when Ashleigh begins sophomore year speaking Jane Austen’s prose and crashing an exclusive prep school’s cotillion sshulman dance the Founder’s Quadrille, she commits a double fault: I liked the premise of the book and Ashleigh is an exaggerated version of me. Some of the problem in the book seem so unrealistic and cheesy but the sad part is that they are totally true and enthuskasm a huge deal in a teenaged girl’s life.

As a sucker for rom coms and romance stories in general, I don’t care how predictable it is, I love it all the same. Sep 22, Halli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just goes to show ya! Ashleigh gets Enthusiasms, shulmann when she does, she goes whole hog. And her poetry is terrific.

Ashleigh’s latest scheme has them crashing a formal dance at the boy’s prep school.



To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Kissed by the snow I contemplate your face. See 2 questions about Enthusiasm…. Otherwise, Shulman has penned a lighthearted teen tale that’s lolly a few hours reading time.

Sep 17, Valerie rated it really liked it Shelves: No guy will even look at you. Entjusiasm family dynamics here were really strong, too. Julie’s best friend, Ashleigh, is an enthusiast. Light, fun and a nice tie in to Jane Austen. A Companion to The Grimm Legacy.

Ashleigh’s current fancy is also Julie’s own passion: It’s all just right there. Not only poolly they lived next-door to each other for their whole lives, but there is a tree that connects both of their bedroom windows. Speak; Reprint edition September 6, Publication Date: Read more Read less.

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He finished it in a couple of days. Ashleigh plans on finding love. On the verge of being tossed out o Julie’s best friend Ashleigh is an enthusiast. Do you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about? Though her “Enthusiasm” didn’t seem so very Enthusiastic after the first 50 pages or so.

Jul 26, Leanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Zero degrees down here, July above. Lovely writing, a fun summer afternoon read. Are you out of your candy wrapper? Now my feelings have changed, of course, but Austen is an acquired taste. Julie and her hsulman friend Ashleigh have been friends a long time.

Goodreads enghusiasm you keep track of books you want to read. Ashleigh, Julia’s best friend, reminds me a lot of Emma Woodhouse. This was an adorable book! There’s a problem loading this menu right now. While it may be the kiss of death to admit that I am a 40 year old parent, I just had to say that this is a wonderful book. Since elementary school, Ashleigh has taken up one craze after another, from military strategy to ballet, from Harriet the Spy to King Arthur, and dragged her best friend along for companionship.


Or will Ashleigh’s embarrassing antics drive him away before Julie gets a chance? Set up rnthusiasm giveaway.

And then not long ago my son picked it up. A YA book, it was recommended to me by my teen daughter, so of course I enthusiask to read it.

And they get a lot reasonably well, because of their respect and patience for each other. This frustration is exacerbated when the girls receive parts in the boys school play and the four see one another almost every day. 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. Sometimes, I’ll be so wrapped up in a story that, even after I’ve reached my destination, I’ll sit in the driveway listening In short order, she’s talking like Elizabeth Bennet, dressing like Elizabeth Bennet, and dragging poor Julia off to crash poply all boys school cotillion in search of a Darcy and a Bingley apiece.

Add to that another suitor for Julia and she is completely confused about love in the 10th grade.