“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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Are you out of your candy wrapper? This writer is pea green with envy and is in total awe of this level of talent in one so young.

ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman | Kirkus Reviews

I have to be in the right state of mind. And I found myself really starting to feel everything that the heroine of the story was going through. And Julie sshulman to wonder if maybe this obsession of Ashleigh’s isn’t so bad after all. The family life was done pretty well I think.

Even the shyest among us longs for a soul mate-someone who will understand our hopes and fears, laugh at our jokes, offer us his coat when the afternoon turns cold, charm our parents, and admire us, flaws and all I’ve read quite a few JA para-lit novels, and this is by far the best of the bunch.

Oh, do not hide it in your pillow yet! Ashleigh decides that in order to find True Love, she and Julie are going to crash a school dance at a local boys’ prep school.


To be 16 again In my experience, at least, boys who hadn’t spent a lot of time around girls were less likely, not more, to behave themselves. Wickham preying on girls.

After all, in Pride and Prejudice Miss Elizabeth Bennet addresses her bosom friend, Miss Lucas, by shuman name of Charlotte, and they are no more affectionately attached than the two of us.

But more importantly, as a parent of a pre-teen, I am so glad to see a book about literate, happy, well-adjusted teens who are kind to each other and their families.

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By the end of the night, Julie is swept away by him, and the next morning she finds out that her friend, Ashleigh, has found her Darcy. Parr is a poet. It’s entertaining and, while not quite what one would normally encounter in real life, at shylman more believable than those romance novels where the two protagonists meet and fall in love in a matter of days. In the process, they do meet two nice boys – one of which is Julie’s Mysterious Stranger who she had seen around town all summer.

Shulmn found a lot of connections between this book and my self.

And then not long ago my son picked it up. Darcy things get little tense. Ashleigh, like Emma, takes it upon herself, through certain schemes, to help her best friend find love, while along the way, finding love herself. I might just check it out again to get myself in a good mood.


Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

But please, my dear friend, allow me to continue. View all 3 comments. So when the girls get a part in the boys’ school musical, what follows is naturally equal parts comedy and romance, as a series of misinterpreted – and missed – signals, dating mishaps, and awkward incidents make Julie wonder if she has the heart for Shulmab Love. You can find drama, like that of this story, everywhere you look.

Suitable young men are found naturallythe charming Ned and Parr, but which one is which and just who is snulman in love with who? The reserved one and the vivacious one, together they are the real deal when it comes to being friends. Julia hopes the craze will pass soon, but before it does they will have to do at least one terribly embarrassing thing- like, maybe crash the formal at the local all guys prep school.

As a little girl I thought it was an enchanted castle, the home of a witch or a princess. Mar 12, Ahnya rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have read all of her completed shulamn at least twice. It captured the dramatic world of teenage love and infatuation perfectly.