Sunday, July 15, 2007

Austenland by Shannon Hale Book Review

Austenland by Shannon Hale
(Bloomsbury, Hardcover)


Jane is obsessed with Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. Of course, we all are a little obsessed with Darcy, but Jane borders on the fanatically obsessed. So Jane goes to an Austen camp which is an English country estate that allows adults to dress-up as characters in an Austen novel. This is a great book to take the beach. It reads quickly and you'll be laughing the entire time. This is Shannon Hale's first adult book, but I think it would appeal to anyone who liked Pride & Prejudice. I also think that it would make a great movie! It's already pretty short and has a quick, engaging plot line. Has anyone read it yet? Did you think it would make a good movie?


  1. Haven't read it yet but I have it on my Amazon wishlist, 'cause I loved P&P. I have so many books I want to read but haven't gotten to yet.

  2. There's a couple Jane Austen movies this year... Becoming Jane Austen just opened (haven't seen it yet), and during ALA they previewed The Jane Austen Book Club (I recommend it). It would be great to see this as a movie... who do you see in the cast? A cameo by Colin Firth? :)

  3. I've been thinking about reading this, even though I'm picky about any Austen take-offs. But I've read a couple of Shannon Hale's YA books and thought they were great.


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