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1: Book Report by: Hali Hodges
2: Title Page: "Enthusiasm" Polly Shulman Romance
3: Setting: In a city school.
4: SUMMARY: In this novel the main characters are Julie, the best friend and Ashleigh the enthusiast. This book starts off with Ashleigh reading the Pride and Prejudice. She becomes obsessed and starts doing everything like the characters in the book wearing floor-length dresses and speaking like an early 19th century woman.She begins a quest for true love and for her own Mr. Darcy. Unfortunately, Ashleigh drags Julie along for the adventure,which starts when both of the girls crash the cotillion dance at a local all-boys prep school. Then both the friends fall for the same guy.
5: Theme: The theme of the story was these two teenage girls, which fall for the same guy that seems to be perfect. so the whole story they are arguing about it. It actually messes up their friendship at one part of the novel. It is just another romance novel for teenage girls.
6: CHARACTERS: Julie- She is the best friends of Ashleigh. She has to deal with all of Ashleigh's craziness and her new schemes that she tries to pull. I would say that this character is a good and loyal best friend. Julie is also really cool and laid back.
7: Ashleigh- she is the enthusiast of the book that Julie has to deal with. She becomes obsessed with certain books and then she starts acting like the characters of that book. This character makes me feel bad for her best friend Julie.
8: Conflicts: Ashleigh gets obsessed with books and starts acting and doing everything that the characters in the book do. Julie has to deal with and act the same way as Ashleigh. Ashleigh and Julie both fall for the same guy and it interferes with their friendship. | Guy!
9: Resolutions: The first resolution to the problem was Julie talked to her about quitting acting like that. The resolution for the second conflict was Julie acts this way and she falls for this guy. When Ashleigh and Julie fall for the same guy they fixed it by moving on and they each fell in love with a different guy.
10: About the author: Polly Shulman is the other of my novel Enthusiasm. She collects Victorian jewelry made of human hair, puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies, and reads forgotten books with frontispieces. She is an alumina of Hunter College High School, Hampshire College Summer Studies in mathematics, and Yale University,where she majored in math. She grew up in New York City, where she lives with her husband,Andrew Nahem, and their parakeet,Olive.
11: Recommendation: I personally absolutely loved this novel because, i have experienced this before. My friend and i have both fallen for the same guy. So i enjoyed this novel because i could relate to it. I would defiantly recommend this to all of my friends. this is a very great romance novel and that's why i love it so much.