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