Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

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"When someone asks for a reading suggestion, Enthusiasm is the first word off my tongue." --Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight

"There is little more likely to exasperate a person of sense than finding herself tied by affection and habit to an Enthusiast."
Julie knows from bitter experience: her best friend, Ashleigh, is an Enthusiast. Ashleigh's current fancy is also Julie's own passion, Pride and Prejudice, and the heroine's quest for True Love. And so Julie finds herself swept along with Ashleigh, dressed in vintage frocks and sneaking into a dance at the local all-boys' prep school. There they discover several likely candidates for True Love, including the handsome and sensitive Parr. And Julie begins to wonder if maybe this obsession of Ashleigh's isn't so bad after all. . . .

Fans of Jane Austen and Meg Cabot, and Maureen Johnson alike will swoon for Polly Shulman's charming novel.


About Polly Shulman

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Polly Shulman (www.pollyshulman.com), who also wrote Enthusiasm, has written about books, infinity, circuses, and jellyfish for The New York Times, Discover, Salon, and many others. She lives in New York City, where she collects Victorian jewelry made of human hair.
Published September 6, 2007 by Speak. 220 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction

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Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Enthusiasm

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Despite the fact that Julie Lefkowitz is often exasperated by her best friend Ashleigh, "an Enthusiast," the 15-year-old loyally tolerates and often takes part in Ashleigh's various cra

Jan 16 2006 | Read Full Review of Enthusiasm

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