by Shannon Hale
Summary: Jane is so obsessed with Pride and Prejudice that when her great aunt leaves her a vacation to Austenland, a posh Jane Austen inspired vacation spot, she decides to go. Throughout her three weeks there, she throws herself into the role playing -- wearing the empire waist dresses, dancing at balls, and flirting with noblemen and gardeners alike.
Review: A short and light read, Austenland is the perfect pick me up for a Jane Austen fan. The main character is brave and funny as she tries to get over her Pride and Prejudice fantasies by literally living through them. I felt the end was a little too predictable but fit well with the scope of the story. Overall, there were some really humorous scenes and crazy characters that made me laugh out loud and not want to put the book down. Rating: *** out of 5