Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood (Paperback)

By Abby McDonald

Candlewick, 9780763676698, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/23/2013)

List Price: 8.99*
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Description

“Fans of the original will enjoy exploring the reimagined characters, relationships, and dramas, while readers uninitiated in Austen can still appreciate the spirited romantic ride.”— Publishers Weekly

Hallie and Grace Weston have never exactly seen eye to eye. So when they are suddenly uprooted from San Francisco, the two sisters take to life in shiny Beverly Hills in typically different styles. Shy, responsible Grace still yearns for her old life — and the maybe-almost-crush she left behind. Meanwhile, drama queen Hallie is throwing herself headlong into life —and love — in LA. But is Hallie blinded by the stars in her eyes? And is Grace doomed to forever hug the sidelines? Abby McDonald gives LA the Jane Austen treatment in this contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility.


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Praise For Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood

Readers familiar with the original will enjoy seeing McDonald’s spin, and those who are not will get the benefit of the tried-and-true plot all the same.
—Kirkus Reviews

McDonald creates a jaunty melodrama filled with fun, if familiar, characters...Fans of the original will enjoy exploring the reimagined characters, relationships, and dramas, while readers uninitiated in Austen can still appreciate the spirited romantic ride.
—Publishers Weekly

McDonald stays close to the classic novel’s original plot in this breezy, lighthearted romance that even teens who have never encountered Austen’s novel will enjoy.
—Booklist Online

Readers looking for a little light romance with a celebrity vibe will enjoy this.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books