Austenland by Shannon Hale

After reading sooo many sad sad books about anorexic girls or pregnant girls or zombie boys or guys going on killing sprees… I admit it. I needed something light and humorous to read. This really fit the bill for me. Humor, romance and a little bit of historical nonsense.

Jane is OBSESSED with Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. No man can compete with the delightfully debonair Colin Firth, who plays Mr. Darcy. When an older relative dies, she bequeaths her a vacation to an English resort where you play an Austen style character. There she meets some extraordinarily enchanting (and incredibly handsome) men and she can’t decide who she wants to fall for.

She thinks it will be incredibly romantic to live like one of Jane Austen’s ladies, but then she finds out that its actually quite droll and boring. The dresses are uncomfortable and the daily events are tedious. She’s ready to go back to cell phones and subways (she lives in NYC) but then things begin to happen to change her mind!

Its not incredible, but I liked it enough that I read it straight through and didn’t stop until the book was over. 🙂

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About kitkat

I'm a teen services librarian in Chili (pronounced Chai-Lie) New York with a passion for engaging teens in the love of reading, libraries and having fun!
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