A fun and flirty retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
A coming-of-age, quirky story about the Brontes' last surviving ancestor, and the scavenger hunt her dead father sets for her from beyond the grave.
I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
I cried reading this. There was a poignancy to the story I wasn't expecting, and a sisterhood of friends that I loved and envied.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
This was a fun, quirky, and satirical read. I don't normally go for these sorts of books and don't find "funny" books funny, but this one had me laughing at points.
I was a little jealous of Allegra's chance to make as much money as she does right out of school, while living in NYC, and "living the dream." But like anything, once you take a look under the surface, things are anything but a dream.
1. Handsome boy meets geeky (but attractive, though she doesn't know it) girl 2. Boy/girl don't know if they'll meet again 3. Boy/girl meet again 4. Boy/girl don't know the other is interested 5. Boy/girl realizes other is interested 6. Boy/girl admit love 7. ❤️ 💕
3.5 stars Quirky.